Former Florida Governor and probably 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Republican hopefuls target middle-class insecurity

NASHUA - Facing a recovering economy and a tumbling jobless rate, Republican presidential candidates honing their economic message are trying tap into a lingering sense of insecurity among Americans seven years after the global financial crisis.  Full Article 

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya 9:53am EDT

PALERMO, Italy - As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in what may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday.

A street sign for Wall Street hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange May 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Agony just piles on for U.S. stocks short-sellers

NEW YORK - In January 2014, veteran short-seller Bill Fleckenstein said he was readying a new fund to bet on falling stock prices. More than a year later, he's still waiting to launch that fund.  Full Article 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at an auto shop as she starts her campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Monticello, Iowa, April 14, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Clinton campaign not a breath of fresh air

The New America is now the Democratic Party. To win, Clinton has to do more than Obama ever managed.  Commentary 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect in the Boston Marathon explosion, is pictured in this undated FBI file handout photo. REUTERS/FBI/Handout via Reuters/Files

Life or death for Boston bomber?

BOSTON - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to return to court on Tuesday for the next phase of his trial, when prosecutors will argue that he should be sentenced to death.  Full Article 

Jim Hart from New York feeds the birds in Battery Park in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Decoding lump-sum pension offers

CHICAGO - If you are due a pension from a former employer, there is a good chance you were or soon will be offered a lump-sum payment in exchange for giving up that guaranteed monthly check for life. Should you take it?  Full Article 

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A look back at the devastating BP oil spill

On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and caused 200 million gallons of sticky black crude oil to spew into the ocean, setting off a devastating environmental disaster. Jillian Kitchener reports.