FERGUSON, Mo - Protests spread across the United States and more than 2,000 National Guard troops were deployed in the St. Louis area to prevent a second night of rioting and looting. Full Article | Slideshow
TOKYO - Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. economic growth data calmed investor anxiety over a deteriorating global outlook, while the Australian dollar languished near four-year lows against the dollar.
HONG KONG - Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub. Full Article
BRUSSELS - As EU governments consider blacklisting more Ukrainian separatists and potentially more Russians and companies over the crisis in Ukraine, anecdotal evidence and new EU data show the economic costs for Europe of pressuring the Kremlin. Full Article