Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

U.S.-Israeli tensions rise

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over U.S. mediation efforts.   Full Article | Video 

China shares lead Asia higher, dollar buoyed 1:33am EDT

TOKYO - Asian stocks shrugged off a drop in Wall Street and hovered near three-year highs on Monday, with China taking the lead after data showed a robust jump in profits earned by industrial firms in the world's second-largest economy.

A woman packages freshly caught fish at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014.   REUTERS/John Ruwitch

China's fishermen connected in disputed waters

TANMEN China - China is providing satellite navigation support to fishermen as they head deeper into Southeast Asian waters in search of new fishing grounds as stocks thin out closer to home.  Full Article | Video 

A Chipotle restaurant is pictured in Pasadena, California October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Chipotle shows pricing power belongs to the hip

Corporate America can learn a lot from a chicken burrito. As many companies struggle to boost prices without alienating consumers, they may want to study Mexican-food chain Chipotle, which has managed to do both.  Full Article 

Vladimir Antyufeyev, deputy prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, listens during an interview with a Reuters journalist in Donetsk July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russians take top rebel posts in east Ukraine

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - Separatist leader Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, introduced a new senior figure in Donetsk, a compatriot seasoned in the pro-Russian separatist movement in Moldova and a war between Russia and Georgia.  Full Article 

A customer counts his cash at the checkout lane of a Walmart store in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles November 26, 2013. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Financial health: The four numbers to zero in on

NEW YORK - Trying to take your financial temperature? It's not just a matter of how much money you have in the bank. There could be millions of dollars there and you could still be off-track if you're investing it unwisely.  Full Article 


Facial recognition software tests near perfect

Computer scientists have unveiled the most accurate facial recognition software in the world. The algorithm, which scored a near perfect accuracy rating in tests, could prove to be a game-changing technology in automated crowd security.  Video 

Lightning strike on Venice Beach sends 8 to hospital

Eight people were hurt, two severely, when lightning struck Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sunday, emergency officials said. Nathan Frandino reports.