A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas October 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Stone

U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients.   Full Article 

Tesla, Twitter among premarket's biggest movers 7:54am EDT

NEW YORK - Tesla Motors Inc was one of the biggest movers of Thursday's premarket session, after the company's chief executive hinted at a new product that would be unveiled next week.

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "White House Perimeter Breach: New Concerns about the Secret Service" on Capitol Hill in Washington September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Secret Service director resigns under fire

WASHINGTON - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.  Full Article | Video 

Islamic State flags flutter on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in southern Kirkuk September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

'Staggering' crimes in Iraq by Islamic State

GENEVA - Islamic State insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used children as fighters in systematic violations that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said.  Full Article 

A policeman conducts traffic to give way to activists marching towards the Chinese Consular office in Makati city, metro Manila October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Protests could harm Hong Kong's image: China

HONG KONG - A top Chinese envoy warned that drawn-out pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong could tarnish the city's reputation as one of the world's leading financial hubs, as defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.  Full Article 

A woman is arrested after occupying a Bank of America branch during a "Make Wall Street Banks Pay" protest march in Los Angeles, California October 6, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Good governance gets a kick in the teeth

Bank of America gave CEO Brian Moynihan the additional title of chairman. The move not only puts too much power in one person’s hands, it reduces the position to a perk that can be granted or taken away, depending on performance.  Commentary 

Bill Gross, co-founder and former co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), adjusts his sunglasses as he arrives to speak at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 19, 2014.   REUTERS/Jim Young

Pall of star culture hurts Pimco

LONDON - Bill Gross' exit from Pimco has seen billions of dollars leave the fund group and even more value wiped off the share price of its parent company, offering a warning both to firms who rely on star managers and the investors who chase them.  Full Article 

Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photo released on June 9, 2014. REUTERS/City of Moraine/Handout via Reuters

American held in North Korea appeals for help

SEOUL - One of three Americans held in North Korea on charges of crimes against the state said he was anxiously awaiting his trial and appealed for U.S. government help to secure their freedom.  Full Article 

47 dead from volcanic eruption

The death toll rises in Japan as emergency teams recover more bodies from Mount Ontake. Julie Noce reports.

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