Armed RCMP officers approach Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada PM vows crackdown after attack

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament.  Full Article | Video 

German survey props up European shares 5:05am EDT

LONDON - Stock markets in Europe recovered from a poor start on Thursday after a batch of more optimistic than expected surveys of German and euro zone purchasing managers leavened an otherwise shaky mood.

Commemorative Coca Cola cans featuring the names of Berkshire Hathway CEO Warren Buffett and vice-chairman Charlie Munger are seen at the exhibition of Berkshire Hathaway companies at the annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Buffett copycats face risk as market oscillates

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett's ability to sit tight and ride out short-term market gyrations has been one of the keys to his success as a long-term investor. But for others who often try to follow in Buffett's footsteps, the losses could be harder to get over.  Full Article 

 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Medical Health Systems, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, demonstrates putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Convention center in New York, October 21, 2014.

Hospitals weigh withholding Ebola care

CHICAGO/NEW YORK - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.  Full Article 

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Funds eye Treasuries in prep for market shock

BOSTON - U.S. corporate bond funds are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Fed policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations.  Full Article 

The moon is pictured behind a ferris wheel on the pier in Santa Monica, California after a total lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon", October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Throw out the 60-40 rule in retirement?

Forget the conventional wisdom about being conservative with your investment portfolios after age 65 – here’s what you should be doing instead.  Video 

Relatives of the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college hold pictures of the students, during a protest at Zocalo square in Mexico City October 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Mayor likely behind missing Mexico students

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student-teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said.   Full Article