A Tomahawk cruise missile is launched against ISIL targets from the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke, in the Red Sea September 23, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez Ii/handout via Reuters

Syria strikes kill 70 militants

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, killing at least 70 militants.  Full Article 

U.S. manufacturing growth continues apace in September: Markit 9:47am EDT

NEW YORK, Sept 23 - The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, matching the previous month's growth rate, which had been the fastest in more than four years, while employment levels among goods producers rose to a two-and-a-half-year high, an industry report showed on Tuesday.

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno (L) and Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian discuss the role of the private sector in global development during the Bretton Woods Committee annual meeting at World Bank headquarters in Washington May 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

El-Erian would have done things differently

NEW YORK - Mohamed El-Erian expected to go quietly. The one-time heir apparent to Pimco investment chief Bill Gross had no idea leaving the firm would create a fire storm, and he gave no real consideration to staying on and working less.  Full Article 

A man talks on his phone underneath a Burger King logo outside the restaurant in the Brooklyn borough of New York August 25, 2014.     REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Treasury moves against tax 'inversion' deals

WASHINGTON - Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad.  Full Article 

Israeli soldiers patrol the border between Syria and Israel, close to the northern Druze village of Majdal Shams, in the Golan Heights May 20, 2011. REUTERS/ Nir Elias

Israel downs Syrian warplane

JERUSALEM - Israel shot down a Syrian warplane, saying the aircraft crossed the battle lines of Syria's civil war and flew over the Israeli-held Golan Heights, perhaps by accident.  Full Article 

A trader reacts at Frankfurt stock exchange January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Frankfurt exchange's dream turns to nightmare

In the drive to win Chinese listings from tough competition in New York and London, officials at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange may not have fully appreciated the risks.  Full Article