Members of Iraqi security forces are seen during a fight with Islamic State (IS) militants on the outskirts of Ramadi, September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Osama Al-Dulaimi

U.S. scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

Unwilling to send their troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight Islamic State militants.  Full Article 

Weak gasoline, food prices dampen U.S. producer inflation 9:12am EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. producer prices were flat in August, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should see the Federal Reserve in no hurry to raise interest rates.

A man looks around Tesla Motors' Model S P85 at its showroom in Beijing January 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Tesla wins in Massachusetts court over sales

Massachusetts' highest court threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.  Full Article 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he delivers a speech at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland September 15, 2014.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

EDINBURGH - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland's high levels of state funding, granting Scots control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the U.K.   Full Article 

A health worker brings a woman suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus to an ambulance in Monrovia, Liberia, September 15, 2014. REUTERS/James Giahyue

Obama to deploy troops to combat Ebola

WASHINGTON - The United States will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan to halt the epidemic.  Full Article 

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of, arrives for the third day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Boeing-Lockheed to team up with Bezos

WASHINGTON - A joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin plans to develop a new rocket engine with a company run by founder Jeff Bezos.  Full Article 

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore September 16, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A small IPO hike leaves room for believers

It’s not unusual for companies to tweak their IPO price range before finalizing the offering. What’s surprising is that Alibaba made such a small adjustment when confronted with “overwhelming” demand from investors.  Commentary 

Presidential candidate Aecio Neves of Brazilian Social Democratic Party greets a supporter during his campaign rally in Sao Paulo September 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Neves: An insider in an election about change

BELO HORIZONTE/SAO PAULO, Brazil - The handsome, accomplished grandson of one of Brazil's most beloved politicians, Aecio Neves has been preparing his whole life to be president. That explains why he's languishing in Brazil's presidential election race.  Full Article 

Deadly convoy attack near U.S. embassy in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a military convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul, killing three foreign troops and 13 Afghan civilians. Deborah Gembara reports.

Live: Hagel's Senate testimony

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify on strategy for confronting Islamic State.


Putin’s strategy could vex NATO

By David Axe and Robert Beckhusen