United States


  • After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras' Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? "This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," says Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:. The picture is still hazy. "Uncertainty is the key word," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Economics.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C./ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22- Todd Park, President Barack Obama's chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed Healthcare.gov website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

  • Rocket explodes during US test flight; no injuries Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 8:40 PM ET

    MCGREGOR, Texas— An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Central Texas development site, the company said Friday. Nobody was injured in the afternoon explosion at the test site in McGregor, Texas, 23 miles southeast of Waco. A representative of the Federal Aviation Administration was present for the flight.

  • DETROIT, Aug 22- The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners agreed on Friday to repurchase nearly $1.5 billion of water and sewer revenue bonds tendered by investors by a deadline on Thursday.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 5 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, United States- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Central Bank of Brazil Governor Alexandre Antonio Tombini take part in a panel discussion on "Labor markets and monetary policy" at Kansas Fed's annual Jackson Hole symposium.

  • Todd Park, a successful tech entrepreneur who became a top adviser to President Barack Obama, will move to the West Coast at the end of the month as part of a White House team, the source said on condition of anonymity because it has not been made public.

  • News of the switch for the 60,000 barrel-per-day pipeline has already sharply narrowed the discount for WTI delivered at Midland to that at Cushing, the delivery point for the benchmark U.S. crude futures contract.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 22- Investors owning 31 percent of Allergan shares have asked the Botox maker to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.

  • Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    BOSTON— The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a statement issued late Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov.

  • The Monterrey- based company will also dramatically ramp up its electricity generation over the next five years in the wake of a major energy sector overhaul, Raul Millares, Alfa's energy director, said in an interview. "Alfa sees very favorably our ability to develop business here in Mexico in the areas of oil and gas," Millares said.

  • Aug 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims the bank sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac faulty mortgage bonds, the regulator announced Friday.

  • Todd Park, a successful tech entrepreneur who became a top adviser to President Barack Obama, will move to the West Coast at the end of the month as part of a White House team, the source said on condition of anonymity because it has not been made public.

  • But Bridget Fitzpatrick, a lawyer for the SEC, said the proposed award was appropriate given "egregious" violations that allowed the Wylys to accumulate hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- Reginald Rounds was among those present at the Federal Reserve's high-flying monetary conference here, enjoying the chance to button hole two top officials of the U.S. central bank. The St. Louis resident is neither an economist nor a central banker.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo, Aug 22- The European Central Bank is prepared to respond with all its "available" tools should inflation in the euro zone drop further, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday in remarks that opened the door to possible policy action in September.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. BRT Realty Trust: Approximately 400 shares changed hands, a 96.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares rose$. 04 or. 5 percent to $7.23.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 1.6 percent, to $3.15. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 26 or. 7 percent, to $40.18. Peabody Energy fell$. 21 or 1.3 percent, to $16.11.

  • Final Glance: Biotechnology companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Amgen Inc. rose$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $132.82. Biogen Idec rose $1.32 or. 4 percent, to $339.97. Celgene Corp. fell$. 04 or percent, to $91.62.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Boeing fell$. 04 or percent, to $127.46. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose$. 05 or percent, to $175.15. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell$. 43 or. 3 percent, to $127.60.