Russia beefs up air defense after Turkey tensions

Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria to protect its jets and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note.

U.S. consumer spending slowing, but business investment poised to rise 10:22am EST

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending barely rose in October as households took advantage of rising incomes to boost savings to their highest level in nearly three years, pointing to moderate economic growth in the fourth quarter.


A commercial ship manoeuvres as it leaves the port of Piraeus near Athens November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

The great Greek shipping myth

Greek shipowners say they’re too big to tax. But their size is an illusion that costs Athens millions.  Special Report 

An Uber car is seen parked with the driver's lunch left on the dashboard in Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Tech world raids Wall Street talent

More bankers are leaving Wall Street banks for Silicon Valley startups, where the lure of more flexible hours, and in some cases stock options and share grants, can be hard to resist.   Full Article 

Costco shopping carts await customers outside a Costco Warehouse in Carlsbad, California February 28, 2012. Costco will report earnings this week.  REUTERS/ Mike Blake

E. coli scare at Costco

At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco stores, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.   Full Article 

The New York skyline is seen in a distance as Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas enters New York harbor January 29, 2014. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Advertisers embrace Periscope, glitches and all

NEW YORK - They aren't as slick as TV ads. But big brands, like Royal Caribbean, are latching on to Twitter's live streaming technology as a way to reach millennials.  Full Article 

Tibet's melting glaciers show climate crisis

Rapid climate change in Tibet could have massive consequences for Asia's water supply. Natalie Thomas visited Namtso Lake, a holy site for Tibetans that is fed by melting glaciers.

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