Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush answers a question from a reporter after speaking to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce in Salem, New Hampshire May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Jeb Bush's 4% solution

WASHINGTON - There were no fancy economic models when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first said that 4 percent growth should be the goal for the U.S. economy. But it has become the central economic idea in his campaign.  Full Article 

Stocks get that Friday feeling as stimulus trumps growth concern 8:27am EDT

LONDON - World shares neared record highs and bond yields fell on Friday, as investors shrugged off slowing global growth and focused instead on the continued stimulus provided by the world's major central banks.

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Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

China protests U.S. moves in South China Sea

BEIJING - China said it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands.   Full Article 

A sign warning of a Biosecure Area at a chicken farm in Harris, Iowa May 13, 2015.   REUTERS/Tom Polansek

Bird flu causes egg shortage

CHICAGO and NEW YORK - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps: importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives.  Full Article 

A restaurant displays a poster supporting the Yes vote, in the Caple Street area of Dublin in Ireland May 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Ireland set to accept gay marriage

DUBLIN - The Irish voted on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after Ireland became the last country in Western Europe to decriminalize homosexuality.  Full Article 

A bus casts light trails as it passes iconic store Harrods in London January 7, 2015.REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Britain's home-grown tax haven

LONDON - One hallowed feature of Britain's finances is a tax break for individuals called "non-domiciled status." The break is designed to attract foreign investors by allowing them to keep wealth they make abroad out of the reach of the British tax authority.   Full Article 

Quake children in Nepal more vulnerable to trafficking

NGOs say Nepalese children are more vulnerable to human trafficking after deadly earthquakes. Julie Noce reports.

Charlize Theron in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Why Furiosa, not Mad Max, is the hero

By Lynn Stuart Parramore     

A scientist shows “Golden Rice” (R) and ordinary rice at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos, Laguna, south of Manila, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Genetically modified food is normal

By Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar