The gold colored version of the new iPhone 5S is seen after Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Apple revenue lags Wall St. view despite China growth

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, but revenue surged 28 percent in greater China despite intense competition in its third-largest market.  Full Article 

Asia stocks edge up as risk aversion wanes, euro languishes 9:19pm EDT

TOKYO - Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday as risk aversion triggered by recent geopolitical tensions continued to ebb, while the euro languished near eight-month lows.

Electronic Arts profit surpasses Wall Street expectations 8:00pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO - Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for the first quarter, driven by robust sales of titles such as "Titanfall," digital revenue and cost control.

VMware revenue rises as software demand grows 5:15pm EDT

- VMware Inc posted a better-than-expected 17 percent rise in quarterly revenue as more customers signed up for its virtualization software, which helps cut the cost of moving data to the cloud.

A Malaysian air crash investigator (R) inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Rozsypne, Donetsk region, July 22, 2014. A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Video: EU ramps up Russia rhetoric

EU foreign ministers call for a tougher stance against Russia as they meet to discuss their response to the Ukraine crisis and the downing of flight MH17. But, as Ciara Sutton reports, reaching a decision on what action to take means finding a consensus between member states.  Video 

An Israeli Apache helicopter fires flares above Israel near the border with the northern Gaza Strip July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israel pounds Gaza despite peace efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting.  Full Article | Related Story 

People standing among supporters wearing signs listen to speakers at the start of a week-long hunger strike by seven people, who said they were supporting immigrant children and their families fleeing violence and poverty in Central America, in Los Angeles, California July 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Wave of migrant children poses court challenge

WASHINGTON - A deluge of Central American children pouring into the United States threatens to burst the seams of already overstuffed immigration courts, and President Barack Obama's steps to ease the crisis are likely to make matters worse.  Full Article 

A convoy of the Iraqi security forces is seen during a patrol, as smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State fighters, in Diyala province July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Islamic State continues march towards Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.  Full Article 

Ryan Taylor, the Democratic candidate for North Dakota agriculture commissioner, repairs a cattle fence with a rope tie on his 2,900-acre ranch in Towner, North Dakota, June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

A race to determine oil's future in North Dakota

TOWNER, North Dakota - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.  Full Article