Protesters sit under umbrellas as they block the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong protesters dig in

HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades.  Full Article | Live Video 

U.S. home prices rise less than expected in July: S&P/Case-Shiller 9:22am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. single-family home prices rose in July on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.

A PayPal sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, California May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

EBay to spin off PayPal, following Icahn's whim

EBay plans to spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company.  Full Article 

The White House is seen through layers of fencing in Washington, September 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

Intruder ran through White House main floor

WASHINGTON - The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said.  Full Article 

A woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, makes bread at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk province in this August 22, 2014 file photo. Reuters/Youssef Boudlal/Files

Wheat Warfare: A new front for Islamic State

SHEKHAN Iraq - Islamic State is intent on grabbing more than land in Iraq; they are managing resources. The group now control as much as 40 percent of the country's wheat and they're shaking down local farmers to consolidate their power.  Full Article 

Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

Vanguard, BlackRock to gain from Gross exit

NEW YORK/BOSTON - Vanguard Group and BlackRock could be prime destinations for hundreds of billions of dollars in assets that may flee Pimco in the wake of the sudden exit of Bill Gross, the celebrated "Bond King" of mutual funds.   Full Article 

Apple Operations International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc, is seen in Hollyhill, Cork, in the south of Ireland May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Michael MacSweeney

EU questions Ireland's tax deal with Apple

BRUSSELS - European Union antitrust regulators have asked Ireland to provide details of its tax arrangements with Apple in 1990 and 2007, warning that they could amount to illegal state aid which may be recovered from the company.  Full Article 

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Examining the future of global affairs - OA highlights

Sept. 29 - In a year that has arguably witnessed the greatest period of global political upheaval in three decades, experts share and test ideas at Oxford Analytica’s 2014 conference.