An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool

U.S. seeks Asian support in South China Sea

WASHINGTON - By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the U.S. is trying to spur Asian partners to more action.  Full Article | Video 

Wall Street lower as Greece, China weighs 11:53am EDT

- U.S. stocks were lower in late morning trading, a day after the Nasdaq closed at a record high and amid concerns about a Greek default, a tumble in Chinese shares and an unexpected rise in weekly jobless claims.

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Catherine Gang, whose husband Li Zhi was onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, holds a sign during a gathering of family members of the missing passengers outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing March 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Australia blasted in missing plane search

SYDNEY - Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticized over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean.  Video 

Passengers sit in the upper deck of a lounge car on Amtrak's Empire Builder, part of the American rail network's most-expensive and third-longest line, as it travels between Minneapolis and Williston, North Dakota, in this picture taken May 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

Amtrak's Empire Builder is anything but

ABOARD THE EMPIRE BUILDER - As the Empire Builder snakes along 2,230 miles on a 46-hour journey, the train offers insights into the financial problems plaguing Amtrak at a time of intensifying scrutiny over its aging infrastructure and safety record.  Full Article 

Rescue personnel search the floodwaters along Brays Bayou in southwest Houston, Texas May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Daniel Kramer

New flood warning for Texas after storms kill 16

AUSTIN, Texas - The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood watch for large parts of Texas, where severe weather this week has left at least 16 people dead, damaged thousands of structures and flooded cities such as Houston and Austin.  Full Article 

Stacks of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on the five-dollar bill currency are seen at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Star investors hit by rocky yields, currencies

NEW YORK - Some of the biggest names in the investment world have been whipsawed by the recent rise in global yields and the strength in the euro against the dollar, with investors bracing for more sharp moves later this year stemming from central bank actions.  Full Article 

The golden path to flashing cash in China

From tech to lingerie, gold is appearing in more and more up market products targeting newly rich Chinese consumers with a penchant for flashing their cash.

People rest at the Modern Moma commercial and residential complex in Beijing, July 2, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's property-bond saga

The saga of China’s first offshore property default has taken another turn.  Full Article