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Obama1-091714.jpg President Barack Obama sought to emphasize in remarks on Wednesday that the American forces being deployed as part of the fight against the terrorist group ISIS will not have a combat mission.
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joni-braley-091714.jpg Republican Joni Ernst has moved into the lead in the potentially crucial Iowa Senate race, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The poll found that 50 percent of likely Iowa voters would support Ernst if the election were held today, while 44 percent would vote for Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.
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German-ZEW-091614.jpgGermany's investor confidence weakened to a level last seen in late 2012 amid concerns that the rising geopolitical tensions are hurting the European economy, data from the Centre for European Economic Research/ZEW showed Tuesday. The ZEW economic sentiment index fell to 6.9 in September from 8.6 in August. The index has been falling since last January and matched the score seen in December 2012.
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Consuming increased levels of high-fat dairy may help ward off diabetes risk, according to a new study from researchers at Lund University Diabetes Center in Sweden. For the study the researchers reviewed health records of 26,930 patients. They found that those who reported consuming at least one ounce or more of cream a day were 15 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
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The Hong Kong stock market on Wednesday finally snapped the eight-day losing streak in which it had plummeted almost 1,200 points or 5 percent. The Hang Seng Index finished just above the 24,375-point plateau, and the market may see further recovery on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...
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Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corp. said it now sees significantly wider loss than previously expected in its fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, due to the impairment of goodwill in the mobile communications segment. Meanwhile, the firm maintained its sales forecast. Citing the downward revision, Sony has determined not to pay interim dividend or year-end dividend for the
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Mango, one of the most popular tropical fruits, is said to be an excellent source of fiber, copper as well as vitamins C, A, folate and B6. Widely known in India as the King of Fruits, mango has many health benefits associated with it.
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Despite a fairly limited 2,175-theater release, thriller "No Good Deed" put together an impressive $24.5 million opening weekend, easily enough to knock "Guardians of the Galaxy" out of the top slot at the box office. Also putting together a decent opening weekend was "Dolphin Tale 2," which found family audiences across the country and finished with a steady $16.55 million.
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Greece's manufacturing activity expanded in August, after declining in the previous month, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. Seasonally adjusted Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 50.1 in August from 48.7 in July. This marked the highest reading in three...
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