A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

Iran seeks U.S. concessions for help with Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS - Iran is ready to work with the U.S. and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange.  Full Article | Video 

U.S. existing home sales fall as investors leave 10:02am EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness in the housing sector.

File photo of an oil refinery in Melbourne June 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Siemens to buy Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion

FRANKFURT - Siemens said it would buy U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion in a move that would significantly boost the German company's oil and gas business in North America.  Full Article 

President Barack Obama talks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, September 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama tries Reagan touch on economy

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has gone to lengths to change the public's impression of the economy ahead of November's congressional elections.  Full Article 

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (2nd L) poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker"BABA" in New York September 19, 2014.      REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Alibaba IPO ranks as world's biggest

HONG KONG - Alibaba Group's initial public offering now ranks as the world's biggest at $25 billion, after the e-commerce giant and some of its shareholders sold additional shares.  Full Article 

A Massachusetts Water Resources Authority wind turbine turns in front of a 1951 megawatt fossil fuel power plant in Charlestown, Massachusetts September 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Rockefellers to announce fossil fuel divestment

The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune on oil, and other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals will announce pledges to divest a total of $50 billion from fossil fuel investments.  Full Article 

Traders sit at their desks at IG Index in London September 9, 2014.   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Scotland relief gives way to stagnation worries

BRUSSELS - Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it.  Full Article 

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Three Afghan soldiers missing in Massachusetts

Officials say three Afghan National Army soldiers are missing from a joint military training exercise in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Linda So reports.