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FBI to Investigate Police Shooting of Unarmed Teen

The FBI opened an investigation on Monday into possible civil rights violations after a suburban St. Louis police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager.


Investors Get the Jitters Over Junk Bonds

The stock market isn't the only place that's been signaling jitters among investors. The $2.3 trillion market for risky U.S. corporate debt has also been under pressure.


Federal Budget Deficit Running Below Last Year

Helped by increasing revenues and spending restraint, the federal government is on track to record the lowest annual deficit in six years.


Job Openings Hit 13-year High in U.S.

The Labor Department says employers posted 4.67 million jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May's total of 4.58 million, for the highest number of advertised openings since February 2001.


Russia Will Send Aid Convoy Into Ukraine, NATO Warns of Intervention

President Vladimir Putin on Monday said Russia was coordinating with the Red Cross to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine, while NATO's secretary general warned of a "high probability" that Russia will intervene militarily.


FDA Gives Thumbs Up to DNA Colon Cancer Test

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first DNA-based screening test for colon cancer to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.


DEA Paid $854,460 for Passenger Lists It Could Have Had for Free

The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network.


Cat-eating Python Caught in Florida

Florida residents concerned about their missing pets received grim news Friday, when police discovered a 12-foot python near the body of a dead cat.


Anonymous Shuts Down Ferguson City Website

Anonymous hacktivists took over city of Ferguson, Mo., websites after warning authorities that their treatment of protesters could have consequences.


320 Billing, Financial Jobs Coming to Fort Wayne

An expansion of billing and financial offices by a Lutheran Hospital affiliate is expected to bring about 320 jobs to Fort Wayne.


Philips Expansion to Add 50 Jobs in Tupelo

A $2 million expansion will keep 350 jobs at Philips Lighting's Tupelo plant, and will also add 50 jobs over the next few months.


Siemens Rail Hiring in Pittsburgh

Siemens Rail Automation is expanding its operations in Pittsburgh with a new facility and a push to more than double its workforce over the next three years.


Stocks Extend Rebound as Ukraine Tensions Ease

U.S. stocks gained Monday, extending a rebound from Friday, as investors focused on corporate news instead of geopolitical concerns.


World Situation Is Worrisome but Not Dire

It's been hard to be bullish in the past week as Ukraine, Iraq and Ebola dampened investors' spirits, but the world economy isn't so bad as U.S. bond yields and the slide in risk markets would imply.


Ebola Panic Spreads to Nigeria

Nigeria is gripped by fear following the death of Patrick Sawyer, who showed no signs of Ebola when he boarded a plane in Liberia but was 'terribly ill' by the time the flight landed in Lagos.


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