WASHINGTON - Private employers hired more workers than expected in November, suggesting the labor market was improving enough for the Fed to start trimming its bond purchases. Full Article
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department plans to bring civil mortgage fraud cases against several financial institutions early in 2014, using as a template the case that ended last month in JPMorgan Chase & Co's $13 billion settlement, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.
BAGHDAD - A spate of execution-style killings in Iraq has rekindled memories of attacks carried out at the height of the country's sectarian bloodshed and raised fears of a widespread return to such violence. Full Article
Economists generally set out to be value-neutral, but many of their theories are implicitly pro-rich. Pope Francis is no economist, but his teachings on poverty could improve the profession. Politicians and billionaires could also benefit. Commentary
Dec. 4 - A winter storm dumped two feet of snow on northeastern Minnesota overnight with at least another foot expected during the day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Luggage maker Samsonite has been on the acquisition trail, snapping up everything from luxury to sports labels. Tara Joseph asks CEO Tim Parker what he's eyeing next. Video
We have always had policy differences among the states. That's what federalism means. What's happening here is that the divergence between red America and blue America is growing. Progressive states and conservative states are moving farther and farther apart in their policies, just as they are in their politics. Commentary
Problems like global warming, with effects measured over centuries, might mean more to today’s policymakers if they knew they were going to personally face the consequences. The longer people expect to live, the more abstract concepts become practical concerns. Commentary
A video game called 'School Shooting,' backing the video gaming industry, and a qualified lawyer on hold
Is there really a video game in which a player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at students? Commentary
From the U.S. perspective, Australia is ideally positioned as a gatekeeper over contested waters and preserving crisis stability in Asia. From Australia's perspective, the bilateral interests are converging in security matters, but diverging in trade and investment. Commentary
Fundamental differences must be overcome before a comprehensive nuclear pact with Iran, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement or a Syria ceasefire can be brokered. Commentary