Gaza ceasefire crumbles

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over, saying Hamas breached the truce soon after it came into effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers.  Full Article 

Argentina sceptically awaits debt default court hearing 11:47am EDT

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's government said on Friday it expected nothing favourable to come out of a court hearing in New York later in the day in its debt default case, as the country's domestic markets looked to optimism for an eventual deal.

Workers on the assembly line work on installing the motherboard on the reverse side of a 32-inch TV at Element Electronics in Winnsboro, South Carolina May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Keane

July job growth cools

WASHINGTON - Job growth slowed in July and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate pointed to some slack in the labor market.  Full Article | Video 

Ford Motor Co. unveils the 2015 Ford Edge in Dearborn, Michigan, June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Auto sales growth slowed in July

DETROIT - U.S. auto sales growth slowed a bit in July, with healthy gains from some manufacturers falling short of expectations, according to early returns from the major carmakers on Friday.  Full Article 


Ebola patient coming to U.S. for treatment

A U.S. aid worker infected with Ebola while working in West Africa will be treated in a high security ward at Emory University in Atlanta.  Video | Full Article 

An internally displaced woman from North Waziristan living temporarily at a school watches as a Reuters correspondent interviews refugees in Bannu, in northwest Pakistan July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Pakistani women flee fighting but are denied aid

BANNU, Pakistan - Thousands of women displaced by fighting in Pakistan are struggling to get food and other aid because they lack identity cards and conservative Muslim elders have forbidden them from going to distribution centers.  Full Article 

Wreckage of vehicles are seen amongst debris after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, August 1, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Gas blast in Taiwan kills 25

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan - A series of explosions caused by a gas leak killed 25 people and injured 267 in Taiwan's second largest city, setting ablaze entire blocks and reducing small shops to rubble.  Video | Full Article 

U.S. adds 209,000 jobs

Job growth cooled in July, but the report could ease investors' fears that the Fed would move quickly to hike interest rates. Fred Katayama reports.

Signs indicating discounted prices are seen at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles November 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Paying more than you think

Whatever you are saving at the cash register in Wal-Mart (or at McDonald’s, KFC, Target…), you are paying in taxes to feed the woman ringing you up.  Commentary