Iran pulls the strings in Syria

BEIRUT - As Russian warplanes bomb rebels from above, the arrival of Iranian special forces for ground operations underscores the influence of a top Iranian general.

Volkswagen board in crisis talks 8:08am EDT

WOLFSBURG, Germany - Volkswagen's supervisory board was holding crisis talks on Wednesday, facing deadlines from German regulators and U.S lawmakers to explain its rigging of diesel emissions tests and what it is doing to tackle the scandal.

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with agriculture and business leaders about the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the Department of Agriculture in Washington October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama faces tough crowd on Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement that has sparked concern among some lawmakers and won a lukewarm initial response from business groups.  Full Article 

People walk inside JP Morgan headquarters in New York, October 25, 2013.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

JPMorgan buys mortgages from small lenders

NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase looking to stem falling revenue in its mortgage business, is increasingly buying loans from smaller lenders, a practice that competitors view as risky.   Full Article 

Afghan guards stand at the gate of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

MSF demands probe into hospital attack

GENEVA - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) called for an independent international fact-finding commission to be established to investigate the U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which it deems a war crime.  Full Article 

Fiat 500 cars for sale are pictured at a car dealership at Motor Village in Los Angeles, California October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Auto workers threaten strike at Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT - United Auto Workers members are planning to strike at Fiat Chrysler U.S. manufacturing plants as soon as Wednesday evening, threatening to bring manufacturing to a halt.  Full Article 

Tennessee boy held for killing girl over puppies

Authorities say an 11-year-old boy is in custody for murder after shooting and killing an 8-year-old neighbor with a shotgun because she would not show him her pet puppies. Linda So reports.

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