The Time Warner Cable logo is displayed on the back of a van in New York February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Charter swoops back in for Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications plans to buy Time Warner Cable, as the second and third largest U.S. cable operators look to battle Comcast.  Full Article 

Dollar hits one-month high as periphery woes weigh on Europe 5:46am EDT

LONDON - Greece's financial crisis and signs of growing opposition to austerity in Spain sent the euro to its lowest level in a month on Tuesday, while shares and commodities took a knock as the dollar powered higher.

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

China tensions link U.S., Japan and Australia

SYDNEY - Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea.  Full Article 

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian speaks in the newspaper's offices in Washington, DC in a November 6, 2013 file photo provided by The Washington Post. REUTERS/Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post/Handout via Reuters

Washington Post reporter goes on trial in Iran

DUBAI - Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Iran, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.  Full Article 

A girl helps herself to a buffet at a fast food restaurant in Harlem in New York December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

The big cholesterol battle

LOS ANGELES - Two powerful and innovative cholesterol drugs likely to be approved this summer both target the same protein. But there is at least one significant difference between the two offerings: the dosages in which they will be sold.  Full Article 

A kayaker rows through the flood waters above Sewell Park on the Texas State University campus near the headwaters of the San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas May 24, 2015. REUTERS/Don Anders/Anders Photography/Handout

Five killed in Texas and Oklahoma floods

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott likened the ferocity of flash flooding that left at least five people dead in Texas and Oklahoma to a tsunami, as authorities said a dam had given way in a state park.  Full Article 


The long fight to protect the Philippines’ domestic workers

Retchel was 11 when a woman came to her village in the Philippines and offered to bring her to Manila to study. But when she arrived in the city she found that she was expected to work all day without pay in the woman’s home. Retchel’s story is not unusual in the Philippines, where domestic work is an important source of paid employment for women. After years of lobbying by campaigners, the government has taken action to protect domestic workers, passing a law that lays out workers’ and employers' rights and responsibilities. This film tells Retchel’s story and the story of the 20-year fight to get the law passed.