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.   Live Coverage | Full Article 

Tech buoys Wall Street, but energy still weighs 2:48pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, boosted by tech shares, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows.

Pro-Russian separatists from the rebel Interior ministry attend an oath-taking ceremony in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Russian troops giving 'backbone' to rebels

KIEV - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said.  Full Article 

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Smart ways to be charitable in retirement

Strategies for making the most of your donations - from how to grow the money you plan to give to how to withdraw it from your retirement accounts with minimal tax implications.  Video 

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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 

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 

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 

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Vehicle strikes Ferguson protester in Minnesota

A woman was struck by a vehicle at a protest rally in Minneapolis, following the grand jury decision on police shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).