Hong Kong Leads Global Stock Slump

A Thursday morning dive on Hong Kong's Hang Seng index led to sharp declines in world markets as investors sought safe havens like gold and yen.

UK Surveillance Plans Need ‘Significant Work’

A committee of politicians looking into a draft bill, which seeks to give intelligence agencies more powers to spy on citizens, called for more clarity on the proposed laws.

Facebook Gives Up On ‘Free Basics’ In India

Earlier this week, the Indian telecom regulator ruled against the service, which aims to offer subscribers free access to certain services.

Commodities Crash Hurts Rio Tinto

In 2015, the UK-based miner slid to a net loss of $866 million after earning $6.53 billion in profits a year earlier.

SocGen Quarterly Profit Misses Estimates

The company also signaled that it may miss its profitability target for 2016 due to uncertain economic conditions.

Major Einstein Prediction Set To Be Vindicated

The rumor mill is abuzz that scientists may finally have discovered gravitational waves. Here's what you need to know before Thursday's big announcement.

Brexit Vote Clouds UK’s Growth Outlook

In its quarterly economic forecast, the Confederation of British Industry cut its growth forecast for the country in 2016 and 2017.
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How Sick Are Europe’s Banks?

Deutsche Bank shares have recovered some ground after hitting 30-year lows. But concern about the health of Europe’s banks is growing.

Heavy Fighting In Aleppo Displaces 50,000 People

The International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday that it has stepped up humanitarian aid in the Syrian province.

US Clean Power Plan Setback Triggers Global Concerns

Tuesday's decision by the Supreme Court to temporarily block the ambitious plan has cast doubts over whether the U.S. would be able to meet its climate pledges.

Clinton To Seek Cash From Regulated Industries

The Democrat's campaign is set to hold fundraisers with corporate officials whose industries will be affected by the next president's policies.

The Rise And Fall Of ‘Boomtown, USA’

A recent oil rush — and the accompanying avalanche of money — has reshaped Williston, North Dakota. But what becomes of a boomtown as crude prices collapse?

Campaigning For The Soul Of The Democratic Party

What was supposed to be a coronation turned into a battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for control of an increasingly liberal party.