Pensioners struggle to enter a National Bank branch to receive part of their pension in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece, July 2, 2015. REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis

Plight of Greek pensioners heaps pressure on Tsipras

ATHENS - Long lines of pensioners jostling to get into a limited number of banks opened to pay out retirement benefits have become a powerful symbol of the misery facing Greece.  Live Coverage | Full Article 

U.S. Navy Yard in Washington locked down amid reported shooting 8:21am EDT

WASHINGTON - Police on Thursday responded to a report of a shooter at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, where a gunman killed 12 people in 2013, and the military installation was on lockdown with employees sheltering in place.

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

China airstrip on Spratly island nearly finished

China has almost finished building a 3,000-meter- long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show.  Full Article 

National guard members patrol at the beach near the Imperiale Marhaba hotel, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

12 arrests in Tunisia hotel attack investigation

TUNIS - Tunisian authorities have arrested 12 people they suspect are linked to the Sousse beach hotel attack on foreign tourists, and are hunting for two men who trained in a Libyan jihadist camp with the Sousse attacker, an official said.  Full Article 

A General Electric appliance in seen in a Sears store in Schaumburg, Illinois, September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

GE's Electrolux divestiture plan hits a snag

WASHINGTON - The United States filed a lawsuit to stop Sweden's Electrolux, which owns the Frigidaire, Kenmore and Tappan brands, from buying General Electric's appliance business.   Full Article 

CME to shutter trading pits after 167 years

It is the end of an era in Chicago, where the CME Group will soon begin dismantling most of its futures pits as trading migrates to screens.