Desperation drives migrant crisis

TRIPOLI/EISENSTADT, Austria - Libya recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their boat sank on its way to Europe. It's the continent's worst refugee crisis since World War Two.

Wild week for markets set to end with whimper 8:27am EDT

LONDON - A white-knuckle ride for global markets this week looked set to end with a whimper on Friday, with equities and commodities giving up some of their eye-popping bounces as investors turned their focus back to central banks' ability to avert deflation.

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Best president ever! Trump's hyperbole problem

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Anyone who has witnessed Trump's meteoric surge to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field can recognize his mix of bullish optimism and hyperbole. But he risks promising voters more than he can deliver.  Full Article 

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Tropical Storm Erika heads for Florida

Tropical storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with heavy rain and fierce winds, moving across the Caribbean and seemingly heading for the Bahamas and Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.  Full Article 

Greek riot policemen rest in front of graffiti written on the wall of a bank during demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens, Greece in this May 5, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis/Files

What the IMF learned from the Greece debacle

WASHINGTON/ATHENS - The International Monetary Fund knew all along its plans to help Greece were flawed. The compromises it made still dog the world’s lender of last resort.   Full Article 

A demonstrator holds a banner during a protest rally against internet surveillance in Berlin September 7, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Days numbered for barcodes

BERLIN - Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode - the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day.  Full Article 

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Modi's big risk: a tide of unemployed workers

A slump in India's property sector is turning into an employment crisis for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who rose to power on the promise of creating jobs.

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