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.
BBC: How Ruchi Sanghvi got the job at Facebook and became its first female engineer.
The Independent: Scientists discovered a blueprint for a revolutionary universal flu vaccine that could even work on strains never encountered before.
CNN: China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, has thrown his money behind an $8.2 billion development in the eastern coastal city that will boast massive film and television studios.
BBC: Apple has sold nine million of its new iPhone models in three days.
USA Today: The House approved a GOP plan to cut food stamps by $39 billion over the next decade.
AP: A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Fukushima Prefecture.
ProPublica: Since 1999, various studies have attempted to estimate deaths resulting from medical mistakes in hospitals, and each time the number seems to rise significantly.
Reuters: U.S. companies will have to disclose how CEOs' paychecks compare to their average workers' under a new proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission.