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Argentina Won't Honor Supreme Court Ruling on Debt Payment

Argentina's president is refusing to go along with a U.S. judge's ruling requiring a repayment of defaulted bonds, although the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her government's appeals and left the order in place.


Terrorism Suspected in Ukraine Pipeline Blast

Following an explosion that hit a pipeline carrying Russian natural gas across Ukraine to Europe, Ukraine said it suspected a "terrorist act."


Dr. Oz Offers to 'Drain the Swamp' of Scammers

Under pressure from Congress, Dr. Oz offered to help flush out unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills and cure-alls.


Nebraska Ripped by Deadly Tornadoes

A powerful storm tore through the tiny town of Pilger, Neb., killing a 5-year-old child and injuring at least 19 people, hospital and emergency officials said.


Fed Likely to Stay Course in Current Economy

When will the Federal Reserve finally start raising short-term interest rates, and how and when will it start unloading its investment holdings?


Oil Ebbs as U.S. Sends Small Force to Iraq

The price of oil eased Tuesday after the U.S. said it was deploying a small group of troops to Iraq, which helped allay fears over the prospect of disruption to crude supplies.


When Are Online Threats Free Speech?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up the case of a man sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for posting online rants about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a school and slitting the throat of an FBI agent.


IMF Lowers Outlook of U.S. Economic Growth

The U.S. economy is poised to accelerate even though the job market won't return to full employment until 2017, according to Monday's forecast from the International Monetary Fund.


Russia Cuts Off the Gas in Ukraine Amid High Tensions

Russia cut off natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Monday, spurning Ukraine's offer to pay part of its multibillion-dollar gas debt and demanding upfront payments for future supplies.


Supreme Court Denies Argentina's Debt Appeal

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Argentina's appeal of judgments ordering it to pay more than $1.3 billion, and said bond holders could use U.S. courts to force Argentina to reveal where it owns property around the world.


Pope Blasts Global Economic System

Pope Francis launched a scathing attack on the global economic system, warning of impending collapse because of greed and youth unemployment.


More Men Become Nurses

As the face of the nursing profession slowly changes, more men are signing on for the job.


Foreign Holdings of U.S. Treasury Debt Increase

Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in April to a record high even though China cut back on its holdings for a third straight month.


U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Highest Since January

Sales of new homes are running about half the rate of a healthy housing market, but builders are the most confident they've been since January about new single-family home sales over the next six months.


Five Stocks that Make Great Father's Day Gifts for the Value Investor

Haven't got a present for your dad this Father's Day? Why not recommend him 5 safe stocks that any value investor would love?


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