Special Reports

Special Report: Russian fighters, caught in Ukraine, cast adrift by Moscow


KIEV - From his hospital bed in the Ukrainian capital, Russian fighter Alexander Alexandrov feels abandoned by his country, its leaders and even the local Russian consul.

Civilians emerge as pawns in South China Sea legal chess game

HONG KONG/MANILA - On tiny specks in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, Vietnamese and Filipino children skip to school each day. Not far away, China is building lighthouses and weather stations on reclaimed land. Further north, a Chinese cruise ship takes "patriotic" tourists to a separate group of contested islands.

World, China, United Nations 4:04am EDT

To see why Amtrak's losses mount, hop on the Empire Builder train

ABOARD THE EMPIRE BUILDER - Its passengers are mostly silver-haired retirees, oil-field workers and a few young families gazing out the windows of Amtrak's least-profitable and third-longest line, rumbling from Chicago through eight states and on to the American West Coast. | Video

28 May 2015

Star managers battered by rocky ride in yields, currencies

NEW YORK - Some of the biggest names in the investment world have been whipsawed by the recent rise in global yields and the strength in the euro against the dollar, with investors bracing for more sharp moves later this year stemming from central bank actions.

28 May 2015

Millennial 'NOwners' follow Uber with new fashion trading model

NEW YORK - Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet.

28 May 2015

All at sea: Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

SYDNEY - Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticized over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean. | Video

Erdogan's ambition heralds turbulence after Turks vote

ISTANBUL - Turkey's general election looks likely to push Tayyip Erdogan's dream of an all-powerful presidency further from his reach, and usher in a period of turbulence as its most divisive modern leader jockeys to maintain his dominance.

World, Turkey 26 May 2015

In new trend, European fund firms become banks in all but name

LONDON - Australian Symon Drake-Brockman is on the front line of a revolution in European finance.

27 May 2015

Baby Boomer brokers face shrinking market to sell firms

NEW YORK - Steven Dudash, like most brokers, spends a lot of time making it easier for his clients to retire. This summer, though, his plan is to make it easier for older brokers to retire.

27 May 2015

Original robo-adviser Financial Engines seeks life beyond 401(k)s

NEW YORK - Long before the phrase "robo-adviser" existed, Sunnyvale, California-based Financial Engines was cornering the untapped 401(k) plan market with computer simulations to help people save for retirement.

27 May 2015

Hundreds seek safety from Texas floods, severe weather kills 17

AUSTIN, Texas - Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 17 people, flooded cities and set a record for the wettest month. | Video