A worker handles items for delivery at Amazon's new distribution center in Brieselang, near Berlin November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Amazon's revenue increases

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce giant branches into new businesses.  Full Article 

Exclusive: Apple, Google to pay $324 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit 9:49pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin.

A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russia starts drill near Ukraine border

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border, raising fears its troops would invade.  Full Article | Video 

Rancher Cliven Bundy (R) greets a supporter during a Bundy family "Patriot Party" near Bunkerville, Nevada, April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Nevada rancher's remarks dim GOP support

Two Republican senators who voiced support for a Nevada cattleman in his showdown with federal agents over grazing rights on public land condemned recent remarks by the rancher musing about whether African-Americans would be "better off as slaves."  Full Article 

A bottle of Coca-Cola is shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California October 10, 2013. The Coca-Cola Company will report  3rd quarter earnings October 15.    REUTERS/Mike Blake  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

Coke takes fizz out of shareholder spring

Just when it seemed investors were finally breaking through entrenched boards’ barricades, the owners of Coca-Cola turned to jelly, led shockingly by Warren Buffett.  Commentary 

Cars are seen in the water as a span of highway bridge sits in the Skagit River May 24, 2013 after collapsing near the town of Mt Vernon, Washington late Thursday.   REUTERS/Cliff DesPeaux

One in ten U.S. bridges in urgent need of repair

WASHINGTON - More than 63,000 bridges across the United States are in urgent need of repair, with most of the aging, structurally compromised structures part of the interstate highway system, an analysis of federal data found.  Full Article 

TGV trains (high speed train) are parked at a SNCF depot station in Charenton-le-Pont near Paris June 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Would France really let go of TGV?

Reuters Breakingviews discusses the rumors that GE is in talks to buy Alstom and says the timing couldn't be worse for the French government, politically and economically.  Video 

Anatole Kaletsky

Abe’s disturbing lack of focus

Why has Abe decided to risk pushing Japan back into stagnation by continuously tightening fiscal policy?  Commentary 

Nicholas Wapshott

Yellen shows her hand

Yellen understands that to effect a true recovery, the economy must first find jobs for all Americans.  Commentary 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary