Jeb Bush smiles while being interviewed  at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland  February 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jeb Bush's biotech push may haunt him

JUPITER, Florida - A biotechnology gamble that has yet to pay off in Florida may stain Jeb Bush's economic record and his promotion of “real conservative success."   Full Article 

U.S. consumer spending falls, inflation pressures muted 9:20am EST

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, likely as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Geneva International airport March 1, 2015. Kerry will speak at a high-level United Nations human rights forum while in Geneva. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool

Kerry rebukes U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA - Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it.  Full Article 

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett throws a newspaper during a competition at a trade show, at the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Buffett says 'no jockeying' for top post

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett said that Berkshire executives Ajit Jain and Greg Abel were not angling for the top Berkshire job. Speculation has mounted among Berkshire investors over who will eventually succeed the 84-year-old Buffett.  Full Article | Video 

Former world chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov (R) and Madina, daughter of exiled dissident Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, attend a news conference at a lawyer's office in Paris, October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Peaceful Russian transition unlikely: Kasparov

WASHINGTON - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice said in an interview.   Full Article 

A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display after the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones

SEOUL/BARCELONA - Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple.  Full Article 


Kerry denounces 'deeply concerning' U.N. rights council record on Israel

United States Secretary of State John Kerry accuses the U.N.'s Human Rights Council of being obsessed with Israel, and urges the body to look into abuses in eastern Ukraine.