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  • US orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods increased 0.4 percent last month...

  • US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers picked up spending by a modest amount in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month. The Commerce Department says consumer spending rose 0.2 percent last month, while September was revised from a decline to a flat reading....

  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. For many, the shooting...

  • 3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores. Why? Five years...

  • 2 FBI agents shot, wounded in St. Louis area

    Updated: 0 min ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County and that the incident isn't directly related to the Ferguson protests. Rebecca Wu, a spokeswoman with the FBI St. Louis Division, says the agents were assisting the University City Police...

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    Updated: 29 min ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him. ___ THE LATEST...

  • Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

    Updated: 29 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police planned to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a replica gun. A department spokeswoman said video and audio evidence would be released Wednesday afternoon, when police Chief...

  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the...

  • Black Friday gun buys test background check system

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases. In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. And every minute,...

  • Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly embraced President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. On other weighty policy issues, she isn't saying much. Not about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Not about a sweeping climate change agreement between the U.S. and...

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