Palestinian relatives of Tawfiq al-Aga, who medics said was killed in Israeli shelling, mourn during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Kerry pushes for Gaza truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli forces pounded Gaza, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushes ceasefire talks.   Full Article | Video 

S&P inches higher at open, buoyed by earnings 9:40am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks inched up at the open on Wednesday, boosted by earnings from companies like Boeing, Pepsi and Microsoft, though conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip weighed on investor confidence.

Apple margin concerns fade, focus shifts to iPhone launch 9:29am EDT

- A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year.

Dow Chemical profit beats due to higher prices, lower costs 9:49am EDT

- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose and margins improved due to higher prices and a tight control on costs.

An armed pro-Russian separatist uses a pair of binoculars as he stands guard while monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and a team of Malaysian air crash investigators inspect the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets

KIEV - Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.  Full Article 

A woman reads a pamphlet in Spanish at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Obamacare legal knot not easy to untangle

NEW YORK - Judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created when two federal appeals courts released conflicting rulings hours apart going to the heart of the role the federal government will play in Obamacare.  Full Article 

A worker climbs outside an Apple store in Hong Kong April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

With dropping sales, iPad looks to IBM alliance

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's iPad is losing steam just four years after its release, but an alliance with IBM could rejuvenate a flagging product by entering into a largely untapped corporate market.  Full Article 

A man walks past Deutsche Bank offices in London December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Problems at Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations

FRANKFURT, - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found serious problems in Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations, including shoddy financial reporting, weak technology and inadequate auditing and oversight, a source told Reuters.  Full Article 

Specialist Geoffrey Friedman reacts to the Dow Jones industrials average passing 17,000 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Markets unfazed as world conflicts flare

LONDON - Over the course of the past month, global conflicts have flared, potentially threatening world energy supplies, if not globalized business links and supply chains. Yet the world's main financial markets have barely blinked.  Full Article 

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Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire

Israeli forces pound multiple sites across the Gaza Strip and says it's meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats try to end the bloodshed. Sarah Toms reports.