An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol

U.S. gas prices fall to lowest since May 2009: survey

NEW YORK - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 25 cents in the past two weeks, tumbling to its lowest level in more than five-and-a-half years, according to the Lundberg survey.  Full Article 

Asian shares, dollar stand tall in thin trade 7:21pm EST

TOKYO - Asian shares and the dollar began a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday, with the euro testing two-year lows against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations.

Miguel Esteves places an NYPD badge on a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New York, December 21, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

After police killings, New York officers on edge

The killing of the two police officers comes at a time when police in New York already feel vulnerable. A wave of national protests has targeted them for what demonstrators have characterized as their “aggressive” and “extreme” tactics.  Full Article 

Two freshly delivered Amazon boxes are seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado August 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Amazon's cloud business a hard sell

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE - In a post Snowden era, some larger companies have grown wary of relying heavily on Amazon's public cloud servers, preferring to store data on their own premises.  Full Article 

Staff member Maria Regla, 60, smokes a hand-rolled cigar at a hotel in Havana December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Cuba's cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market

HAVANA - Americans have been filing into the cigar shop at the Hotel Nacional in Havana ever since U.S. President Barack Obama announced he would restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and start dismantling economic sanctions,   Full Article 

Cast member Matt Damon poses with Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. and Chairman of SPE's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, at the world premiere of 'Elysium' in Los Angeles, California August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Hollywood’s bitter civil war

Of all the revelations in the hacked Sony emails, the biggest may be the apparently fraught relationship between movie executives and the stars they promote.  Commentary 

A woman with an umbrella walks along the shoreline of Lanikai Beach during a brief sunrise sunshower in Kailua, Hawaii. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni

The best places to retire

Reuters has teamed up with Zillow to give you the power to customize a list of your best places to retire. Learn how to use our interactive tool to help you determine the cities and towns that meet your criteria.  Video | Graphic 

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Emotions run high outside home of fallen NYPD offficer

Emotions run high during a news conference outside the home of one of the two NYPD officers who were killed by a gunman seeking revenge for police misconduct. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).