NEW YORK - U.S. stocks dipped slightly at the open on Wednesday following weak earnings forecasts from retailers Lowe's and Target, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve.
BAGHDAD - Islamic State insurgents posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq. Full Article | Video
DONETSK, Ukraine - Among separatist ranks, there are fears that Russian fighters may abandon the insurgency. Interviews with rebel fighters and recorded conversations of rebel leaders reveal a separatist movement struggling for survival. Full Article
The world’s biggest brickmaker expects strong growth from the U.S. market in the second-half to help the company meet its profit targets, says Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch.