Protests spread across U.S.

FERGUSON, Mo - Some 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson, as sympathy protests spread to several U.S. cities.   Full Article | Slideshow 

Wall Street edges up ahead of market holiday 12:34pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks ticked higher on Wednesday as the market's recent upward bias held ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, even as a round of economic data came in below expectations.

Shoppers rush for televisions at a Target store in Chicago November 27, 2009. REUTERS/John Gress

The science behind Black Friday mayhem

Each year there are reports of violence during the Black Friday sales. The reasons are primal.  Commentary 


Nor'easter dampens Thanksgiving holiday travel

A Nor'easter that is expected to dump several inches of snow from Washington D.C. to Boston is dampening holiday travel plans for many travelers this Thanksgiving.  Video | Full Article 

An operator installs a chromatography column to purify the gene therapy drug Glybera at Dutch biotech company uniQure in Amsterdam December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

First gene therapy drug sets price record

FRANKFURT/LONDON - The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a $1.4 million price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.  Full Article 

A riot police shouts at pro-democracy protesters during a confrontation at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong November 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Clashes in Hong Kong as protest site cleared

HONG KONG - Clashes broke out in Hong Kong, where police are trying to clear protesters camped out in the city's Mong Kok district.  Video | Full Article 

Customers visit the fruit and vegetables department of a Carrefour grocery store in Brussels September 4, 2014.    REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Europe feels sting in the tail of Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS - As EU governments consider blacklisting more Ukrainian separatists and potentially more Russians and companies over the crisis in Ukraine, anecdotal evidence and new EU data show the economic costs for Europe of pressuring the Kremlin.  Full Article 

UN to miss Dec. 1 Ebola target as cases rise in Sierra Leone

UN in Sierra Leone says it will not meet its December 1 target for containing the virus as the number of cases rise in the country. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.