An employee carries a stack of new Apple iPad Air tablets inside the Apple Store on New York's fifth avenue after the new iPad went on sale Friday, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Sega

Apple's iPad looks to IBM

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's iPad is losing steam just four years after its release, but an alliance with IBM Corp could rejuvenate a flagging product by entering into a largely untapped corporate market.  Full Article 

Asia stocks rise as focus shifts from risk aversion, Aussie spikes 2:29am EDT

TOKYO - An index of Asian shares touched a fresh three-year high on Wednesday as some markets focused on company earnings more than geopolitical tensions while the Australian dollar spiked on stronger-than-expected inflation data.

A Malaysian air crash investigator (R) inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Rozsypne, Donetsk region, July 22, 2014. A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Video: EU ramps up Russia rhetoric

EU foreign ministers call for a tougher stance against Russia as they meet to discuss their response to the Ukraine crisis and the downing of flight MH17. But, as Ciara Sutton reports, reaching a decision on what action to take means finding a consensus between member states.  Video 

Gas deployed by the Israeli army gushes out of a hole in a tunnel, which was used by Hamas militants in an attack on July 21, during an operation to search for tunnels dug by the Palestinian militants, just outside the Gaza Strip July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel.  Full Article | Video 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestured during his keynote address at the company's "build" conference in San Francisco, California April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses

SEATTLE - Microsoft said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade.  Full Article 

Indonesia's presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo smiles during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta July 19, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Reason for cautious Indonesia reform optimism

July 23 - The end of a contentious election should spur president-elect Joko Widodo to gather political allies, dial down nationalism and push through a reform agenda, says Breakingviews' Andy Mukherjee.  Video 

Ryan Taylor, the Democratic candidate for North Dakota agriculture commissioner, repairs a cattle fence with a rope tie on his 2,900-acre ranch in Towner, North Dakota, June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

A race to determine oil's future in North Dakota

TOWNER, North Dakota - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.  Full Article 

Britain does U-turn on ex-KGB agent Litvinenko murder inquiry

Jul.23 - Britain announces it will conduct a public inquiry into death of a former Russian spy who accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ordering his murder. Sarah Toms reports.