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  • 15 arrested as demonstration return to Ferguson Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    FERGUSON, Mo.— Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18- year-old Michael Brown. As Small Business Saturday approached, numerous storefronts in the Ferguson area had their...

  • 15 arrested at demonstration in Ferguson Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    FERGUSON, Mo.— Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year and then marched in front of the Ferguson police department to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18- year-old Michael Brown. Several stores lowered their security doors...

  • Nov 28- Wells Fargo& Co was sued on Friday by Cook County, Illinois, which accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of targeting black, Hispanic and female borrowers with predatory and discriminatory lending in the Chicago area. According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, which is part of Cook County and the third-most populous U.S. city,...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Dec 11 Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    BERLIN- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger gives a keynote speech at the Wirtschaftsgipfel 2014 "Wirtschaft neu denken- die Kraft der Innovation" organized by Suddeutsche Zeitung in Berlin- 1030 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council annual meeting- 1315 GMT.

  • WEST HARTFORD, Conn./ CHICAGO, Nov 28- Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of stores- some calling for higher wages...

  • Nov 28- Wells Fargo& Co was sued on Friday by Cook County, Illinois, which accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of targeting black, Hispanic and female borrowers with predatory and discriminatory lending in the Chicago area. According to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, which is part of Cook County and the third-most populous U.S. city,...

  • Payroll boss on vacation, Black Friday checks late Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa.— About 1,200 government employees in a northeastern Pennsylvania county are getting their Black Friday paychecks late because the person in charge of payroll went on vacation and didn't approve an electronic transfer. Luzerne County administration officials say they corrected the error by Friday afternoon. The Citizens' Voice newspaper...

  • Figures on government spending and debt Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- U.S. crude tumbled 10 percent in its biggest one-day drop in more than five years on Friday, and benchmark Brent broke below $70 a barrel, as OPEC's decision not to cut output sent oil traders and analysts scurrying to find a new trading floor. I think people are either going to drive it down further or just let the market collapse, "said Tariq Zahir,...

  • The slide came the day after oil cartel OPEC decided not to cut output in a meeting in Vienna. "We do not know if OPEC has ulterior motives to let oil prices drift lower and pinch the global sector, or if reaching a consensus on cuts was just too challenging," wrote Wells Fargo Securities in a Friday client note. "We'll wait to see the trend next week when there's full...

  • Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery was unchanged at $5.6275 a bushel; Mar corn was 1.25 cents lower at $3.9025 a bushel; Dec oats were unchanged at $3.085 a bushel; while Jan soybeans were unchanged at $10.5275 a bushel. Feb live cattle was. 12 cent lower at $1.6955 pound; Jan feeder cattle was....

  • WEST HARTFORD, Conn./ CHICAGO, Nov 28- Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. "It just looks like any other weekend," said Angela Olivera, a 32- year-old housewife shopping for children's...

  • Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run. The bill had overwhelming support from Republican and Democratic state lawmakers but would have had little to no impact in New Jersey, whose...

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $31.22. Career Education Corp. rose$. 13 or 2.3 percent, to $5.86. DeVry Education Group Inc. fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $48.86.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AK Steel Holding Corp. fell 9.2 percent to $5.92 with 16,070,600 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. fell. 4 percent to $17.04 with 23,511,100 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Ford Motor Co. rose$. 12 or. 8 percent, to $15.73. General Motors Co. rose $1.37 or 4.3 percent, to $33.44. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 65 or 2.1 percent, to $30.32.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Allergan fell$. 05 or percent, to $213.95. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $72.99. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 07 or. 5 percent, to $12.88.

  • Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. rose$. 96 or 1.6 percent, to $59.63. Macy's Inc. rose $1.38 or 2.2 percent, to $64.91. Nordstrom rose$. 97 or 1.3 percent, to $76.38.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 22 or 8.5 percent, to $2.37. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 93 or 9.0 percent, to $9.36. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 68 or 11.6 percent, to $5.19.

  • Midday Glance: Construction companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 94 or 3.2 percent, to $28.50. Quanta Services Inc. fell $3.00 or 8.9 percent, to $30.52.