A worker handles items for delivery at Amazon's new distribution center in Brieselang, near Berlin November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Amazon's revenue increases

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce giant branches into new businesses.  Full Article 

Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit 5:41pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin.

A man poses for a photo in front of the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York, December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Apple's stock split could bring out the copycats

NEW YORK - Apple has long been a trend-setter whose hot products attract imitators, and now its recent stock split might help revive a trend from the 1990s that has all but disappeared on Wall Street.  Full Article 

Cars are seen in the water as a span of highway bridge sits in the Skagit River May 24, 2013 after collapsing near the town of Mt Vernon, Washington late Thursday.   REUTERS/Cliff DesPeaux

One in ten U.S. bridges in urgent need of repair

WASHINGTON - More than 63,000 bridges across the United States are in urgent need of repair, with most of the aging, structurally compromised structures part of the interstate highway system, an analysis of federal data found.  Full Article 

TGV trains (high speed train) are parked at a SNCF depot station in Charenton-le-Pont near Paris June 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Would France really let go of TGV?

Reuters Breakingviews discusses the rumors that GE is in talks to buy Alstom and says the timing couldn't be worse for the French government, politically and economically.  Video 

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool

Israel suspends talks after Palestinian unity bid

JERUSALEM - Israel halted U.S.-sponsored peace negotiations with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist Hamas group.  Full Article 

Obama attends Japanese emperor's banquet

April 24 - At the Emperor's Banquet, U.S. President Barack Obama recalled the "kindness" shown to him by the Japanese when he visited the country with his mother decades ago. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Nicholas Wapshott

Yellen shows her hand

Yellen understands that to effect a true recovery, the economy must first find jobs for all Americans.  Commentary 

Anatole Kaletsky

Time to stop following defunct economic policies

Only in economic forecasts -- not in the real world -- is it true that any policies the central bank chooses to follow lead automatically to full employment.  Commentary 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary