The Malaysian plane crash triggered a selloff by the machines but Gaza is a bigger worry for the human traders, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
An investigation into the manipulation of foreign exchange markets by traders could be worse than the Libor scandal for banks, RBS boss.
Veteran trader Art Cashin said that despite geopolitical concerns, markets can "begin to repair," but only "one step at a time."
Stan Druckenmiller said IBM's recent stock buybacks represent what's wrong with the economic recovery.
States may be on the hook for $55 billion to pay for hepatitis C treatments like Sovaldi, a new study says.
Not content with building the world's tallest building, the UAE is setting its sight on something out of this world: Mars.
Many trash pickers in China are elderly people, unable to support themselves on meager government pensions. Global Post reports.
Forbes Media said it would sell a majority stake to a new Hong Kong-based international investor group, Integrated Whale Media Investments.
Russia said on Saturday it would retaliate against the United States' most recent sanctions over Ukraine by denying entry to several U.S. citizens.
Israel said on Sunday it expanded its ground offensive in Gaza with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end fighting between Israel and Hamas.
The horrible sight of bodies plummeting from the sky has not been enough to bring a moment of peace to war-torn eastern Ukraine.
Farm-to-table sourcing is downright tame compared with what some distillers and bartenders are doing to source spirited ingredients.
Stone Brewing Co. has closed on a deal to open a brewery and bistro in Berlin, becoming the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe.
Prices for luxury homes in Miami Beach and the Barrier Islands jumped 10 percent in the second quarter, according to a new report.
One manufacturing company has installed a swipe-card monitor to keep track of its employees restroom habits.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew highlighted the decision American companies face—stay domestic and pay taxes or go abroad for savings.
Expensive beans are driving up the prices of coffee, but many consumers are shifting to higher-priced specialty coffee.
For spirit makers, there's a variation of the old adage: To make a small fortune, start with a large one.
A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker.