BBC: A US government shutdown looms as Democrat and Republican lawmakers remain unable to strike a deal on a new plan to continue funding its operation.
Reuters: At least a dozen U.S. National Security Agency employees have abused secret surveillance programs in the past decade, most often to spy on their significant others.
BBC: The online directory and consumer review site, says a quarter of the reviews it receives could be fake.
King 5: Bill Gates admitted in front of a live audience that the three-key logon system known as "Ctrl-Alt-Del" was a mistake.
BBC: Analysis by Nasa's Curiosity rover on Mars has found more water than expected saturating Martian soil.
Business Insider: Pope Francis called out the global economic system, saying it could no longer be based on a "God called money."
Reuters: JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon met Thursday morning with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as the nation's biggest bank attempts to end federal and state investigations into its liability for selling shoddy mortgage securities.
The Guardian: Qatar 2022 World Cup organizers say they are "appalled" by the findings of an investigation into the treatment of migrant workers in the country.
Mother Jones: News of the Federal Reserve not tapering its bond buying program takes seven milliseconds to get to Chicago. However, several huge orders based on that decision were placed on Chicago exchanges two to three milliseconds after 2 p.m.
Reuters: Walmart, whose focus on low-cost sourcing helped to fuel the offshoring of U.S. manufacturing, has been promoting a patriotic new image in recent months.
BBC: Senator Ted Cruz is in the second day of a speech against the Obama health law, despite opposition from fellow Republicans.
Reuters: An island emerged off the southern coast of Pakistan when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck.
CNET: On the heels of announcing its first ad initiative, the social network is revamping its offerings for media shared on the site.