Bloomberg: Gold gained 9.5% this year amid escalating hostilities in Ukraine and Iraq.
WSJ: This year Wal-Mart plans to open more smaller grocery and convenience-type stores than supercenters.
WSJ: The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that overall food prices will increase 2.5% to 3.5% this year, compared to 1.4% in 2013.
Forbes: The Transportation Security Administration will now ask overseas passengers to power on their electronic devices, and powerless devices will not be permitted on planes.
NYT: Tim Draper, who won the government auction of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins, intends to make the coins available for use in emerging markets.
CNN: A process hailed as a fast, inexpensive and uncontroversial way to produce stem cells has been retracted.
WSJ: Kroger Co. plans to purchase Vitacost.com Inc. for $280 million.
NYT: Google announced it purchased Songza, a three-year-old app that rivals Pandora.
Forbes: The automaker is recalling another 7 million vehicles, with some dating all the way back to 1997.
CNN: Tinder, the popular hookup and dating app, is being sued for sexual harassment and sex discrimination.
Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to President Obama's healthcare law that requires some companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.
Bloomberg: A saucer-shaped spacecraft was designed to help in the development of a proper vehicle to travel to Mars.
CNN: Former U.S. Senator Howard Baker, who famously asked Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal what he knew and "when did he know it," has died at the age of 88.