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  • 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...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 28- At current crude prices, Alberta will have a "tight, balanced budget" for the 2014/ 15 fiscal year, Premier Jim Prentice said on Friday as he scaled back oil price forecasts and signaled cuts in government spending for Canada's richest province. After addressing a Calgary business audience, Prentice told reporters that a forecast of Alberta...

  • 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: Aerospace companies Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Boeing fell$. 42 or. 3 percent, to $134.36. Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $2.50 or 1.3 percent, to $191.65. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell$. 46 or. 3 percent, to $140.99.

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

    DR Horton rose$. 13 or. 5 percent, to $25.49. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.8 percent, to $4.30. Lennar Corp. rose$. 39 or. 8 percent, to $47.25.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drugstore companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Rite Aid fell$. 12 or 2.1 percent, to $5.48. Walgreen rose$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $68.63.

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

    Autozone Inc. rose $9.08 or 1.6 percent, to $577.63. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 79 or 1.1 percent, to $73.37. Best Buy rose$. 67 or 1.7 percent, to $39.42.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are up at 1 p.m.:. CVSCaremark rose$. 54 or. 6 percent, to $91.43. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose$. 81 or 1.0 percent, to $83.15.

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

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. rose$. 44 or. 7 percent, to $63.66. MGM Resorts International fell$. 01 or percent, to $22.81. Marriott International Inc. rose $1.31 or 1.7 percent, to $78.79.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $3.09 or 6.0 percent, to $48.67. DuPont Co. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $71.40.