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  • Obama delivers rousing eulogy for slain SC pastor Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:07 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy for South Carolina state senator the Rev. Clementa Pinckney during Pinckney's funeral service in Charleston, S.C., June 26, 2015.

    President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy remembering the nine victims of the South Carolina church massacre, NBC News reports.

  • June 26- Country singer Cody McCarver for years wore T-shirts featuring the Confederate battle flag- the "rebel flag" as he calls it- when he toured in the U.S. South as a member of the Confederate Railroad band. "I think that if, and this is a huge if, taking the rebel flag out of our society would stop racism, I am all for it," said McCarver, who quit as keyboard player for...

  • June 25- Apple Inc has removed several civil war games featuring Confederate flags from its App Store, some game developers said. Retailers such as Wal Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp have stopped selling the flag. Google Inc, Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday also pulled Confederate flag merchandise from their shopping sites.

  • 29. South Carolina Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    Top States 2015: South Carolina

    The Palmetto State offers some of the best roads and water infrastructure in the nation. But K-12 education performance is weak.

  • Who will sell Confederate flags now? Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    The Confederate flag on the Capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

    As Wal-Mart, Sears, eBay, Target, Amazon and Etsy.com drop their Confederate products, smaller stores are catering to customers.

  • At rural South Carolina flag factory, sadness and pride Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:22 PM ET

    Mitchum, 60, is one of more than 100 employees at Valley Forge's South Carolina factory, located about 65 miles north of Charleston on a rural back road among cotton and corn fields. There was little sign of the landmark change that had occurred outside on Tuesday, beyond the listing chain link fence, in boardrooms of some of America's largest flag manufacturers,...

  • SHANGHAI, June 24- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd joined American retailers on Wednesday in pledging to pull down links to products displaying Confederate flag imagery in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. "Alibaba Group prohibits listings of materials that are ethnically or racially...

  • SEATTLE, June 23- Boeing Co said Tuesday that President Dennis Muilenburg will take over as chief executive officer July 1, a transition that comes as the aerospace giant tries to keep pace with an historic boom in the commercial jet market and build its defense business amid tight military budgets. Muilenburg, 51, will succeed 65- year-old Jim McNerney, who...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., June 23- Prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday they will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate battle flags in the wake of last week's attack on worshipers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at the privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania- based company came to the...

  • *Retailers including Amazon and Wal-Mart stop selling flag. COLUMBIA, S.C., June 23- An initiative to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds picked up steam on Tuesday, a week after the massacre of nine black church members, and criticism over the emblem long associated with slavery spread to other U.S. southern states.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Google Inc joined Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday in pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their shopping site, following brick and mortar retailers in reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday announced they were pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their websites, following other retailers reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of products bearing the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Amazon.com Inc became the latest big retailer to decide to pull Confederate flag merchandise from its website, a source told Reuters on Tuesday, just hours after eBay Inc said it would take similar action after last week's racially-motivated massacre at a historically black South Carolina church. A search on online auction site eBay's...

  • The online retailer's move follows similar decisions by EBay Inc, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp in the wake of a racially-motivated massacre last week at a historically black South Carolina church.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., June 23- One of the most prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday it will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate flags in the wake of last week's attack on worshipers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at the privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania- based company came...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Online auction site eBay Inc said on Tuesday it will ban Confederate flags and related items containing the flag's image from its website as it had become a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism." The decision comes after Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate...

  • Ebay to ban listings of Confederate flags Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET

    eBay's decision comes after Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate flag on Monday, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church.

  • June 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate flag, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church. A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company does not want to offend anyone with the products it offers. Wal-Mart's website still showed the flag and other...

  • June 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would remove products bearing the Confederate flag from their stores and websites, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church. A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company does not want to offend anyone with the products it offers. Wal-Mart's website still...

  • The Ryland Group Inc and Standard Pacific Corp merger announced earlier this week- the first big deal since PulteGroup Inc's buyout of Centex in 2009- is a sign of things to come. Mid-cap builders that went public recently such as Tri Pointe Homes Inc, Taylor Morrison Home Corp and William Lyon Homes are expected to be more active dealmakers than their larger...