Dollar gains on Fed rate rise bets

Resource stocks dip as firm buck hits commodities

Tim Cook says ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple chief goes public to ‘help others’

Jerusalem on edge after shooting of rabbi

Attack raises fears of a broader Israeli-Palestinian confrontation

NYT red ink on job cuts and digital costs

Redundancy and online product charges tip group into loss

Russia and Ukraine close to gas deal

EU-brokered deal would end months-long standoff

Shell taps ex-BofA man to be new chairman

Oil major’s third-quarter profits above expectations

Brazil raises rates to three-year high

Disagreement over level was a battleground of election

Weak oil price drags on ConocoPhillips

Decline in earnings follows similar falls at other oil majors

Blow to asset managers in ETF arena

SEC denies applications for actively managed exchange-traded funds

Acid attacks on women spread fear in Iran

Up to eight women in city of Isfahan injured in incidents this month

Samsung refocuses as handset profits dive

Group looks to regain share at lower end of smartphone market

Comment and Analysis

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan yesterday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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