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Obama walks Asia tightrope

President Barack Obama began his Asian tour to reassure allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the regions, as protests flare in the Philippines.  Video | Full Article 

Wall St. edges down after six-day S&P rally; AT&T falls 11:53am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as weakness in AT&T and biotech names inspired investors to take profits following six straight days of gains, though a rally in Boeing limited losses.

Divers operate at the site where the apackrishcapsized passenger ship Sewol sank in the sea off Jindo, during the search and rescue operation in the sea off Jindo, April 22, 2014, in this picture provided by South Korean Navy and released by Yonhap on April 23, 2014. REUTERS/South Korean Navy/Yonhap

Divers hunt for corpses in sunken ferry

MOKPO/SEOUL - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into the sunken ferry, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Construction is seen at the site of the World Trade Center in New York October 24, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

'Bridgegate' threatens next WTC tower

NEW YORK - The "Bridgegate" scandal that rocked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration earlier this year is threatening a deal that would allow developer Larry Silverstein to finish building the next World Trade Center skyscraper.  Full Article 

Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia (L) stands before reporters with his outside counsel David Frederick and Aereo General Counsel Brenda Cotter (R) as they depart the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Old analogies explain Aereo to Court

In the Supreme Court this week, lawyers for Aereo, the U.S. government and broadcasters used all sorts of tangible analogies to bring issues out of the cloud and into the real world.  Commentary 

Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg speaks during a news conference at the company's headquarter in Stockholm April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Janerik Henriksson/TT News Agency

Ericsson falls short, waits for 4G boost

Ericsson, the world's biggest mobile telecom equipment maker, missed first-quarter sales and profit forecasts as its work to rollout faster fourth-generation networks failed to offset the ending of older projects.  Video | Full Article 

Attorney Bryan Mick, whose law firm Mick & Associates provides due diligence reports, poses at his office in Omaha, Nebraska January 13, 2014. REUTERS/ Lane Hickenbottom

In private placements, who vets the vetters?

OMAHA, Nebraska - Private placements often get only the most cursory oversight by so-called due-diligence law firms. In fact, they aren't covered by any regulatory regime that would require them to report suspicious activity.  Full Article 

Kiev to resume security operation to disarm eastern separatists

April 23 - The apparent torture and death of a city councilor in eastern Ukraine helps prompt the central government in the capital Kiev to resume its security operation to eliminate armed separatists. Mana Rabiee reports.

Reihan Salam

The Cliven Bundy in us all

Before we judge Cliven Bundy too harshly, we ought to first consider our own sense of entitlement.  Commentary 

Nicholas Wapshott

Yellen shows her hand

Yellen understands that to effect a true recovery, the economy must first find jobs for all Americans.  Commentary 

Anatole Kaletsky

Time to stop following defunct economic policies

Only in economic forecasts -- not in the real world -- is it true that any policies the central bank chooses to follow lead automatically to full employment.  Commentary 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary