Warren Buffett, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, poses for a portrait in New York October 22, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Buffett says Berkshire has 'right person' as heir

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, told investors that the company had found his successor, and the company's vice chairman, Charlie Munger, identified two Berkshire executives as candidates.  Full Article 

U.S.-led coalition launches air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, Syria 12:07pm EST

WASHINGTON - A U.S.-led coalition launched 11 air strikes in Iraq and nine in Syria since early Friday against Islamic State militants, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

A visitor holds a photo at the site where Boris Nemtsov was recently murdered, in central Moscow, February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian opposition mourns Nemtsov murder

MOSCOW - Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin.  Full Article | Video 

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (2nd R) returns to his office after a visit to the House floor for procedural votes for legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security at the Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Congress averts security agency shutdown

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to a one-week stopgap spending bill for the domestic security agency, averting a partial shutdown with just hours to spare before a midnight deadline.  Full Article | Video 

Jeb Bush speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland  February 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jeb Bush touts his conservative credentials

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Jeb Bush asked skeptical conservatives to consider him a “second choice” but refused to back down from policy positions that have led many right-leaning activists to view his potential presidential candidacy with suspicion.  Full Article 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listens to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testify, at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Don't wait for Washington to protect investors

NEW YORK - After years of talk, the White House has gotten behind a Labor Department proposal that would require financial advisers to put clients' interests ahead of their own. But savers should not pop champagne corks yet.  Full Article 

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech at the ruling Syriza party central committee in Athens, February 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greek PM alleges anti-Athens 'axis'

ATHENS - Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Spain and Portugal of leading a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government, saying they feared their own radical forces before elections this year.  Full Article 

A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015.  REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters

Horror of ‘Jihadi John’ and ‘Jihadi Janes’

Once again,this past week, the Brits have found that a fellow citizen wishes to either kill them or convert them to a particular interpretation of Islam.  Commentary