Wall St. extends bounce-back; S&P above key levels 3:13pm EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. | Video

A McDonald's restaurant is pictured in Encinitas, California September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Tough rivalries, China scandal hit McDonald's

McDonald's - which has not given investors many reasons to sing "I'm lovin' it" - said quarterly profit dropped by nearly one-third and warned that global restaurant sales will fall again in October.  Full Article 

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (C) enters a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Olympic star Pistorius sentenced to jail

PRETORIA - A South African judge sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.   Video | Full Article 

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a new IMac after a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud

BOSTON/BEIJING - Apple iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said.  Full Article 

An in-game screenshot of Minecraft is seen in this undated publicity image. REUTERS/Microsoft/Handout

Go ahead - let your kid play that video game

NEW YORK - If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.  Full Article 

Jian Zhen Huang, who applied for a United States U visa based on being victimized in an attack on the street while visiting New York City, poses near her current home in Fairbanks, Alaska, October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Mason

Undocumented, attacked, then stiffed

The "U visa" program grants temporary residency to victims of violent crime who cooperate with law enforcement, but local police often get in the way.  Full Article