Nov 27, 2014

U.S. pending home sales slipped in October

The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 1.1 percent in the ...

Nov 27, 2014

U.S. consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth

U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in October and a key measure of business spending plans on equipment fell for a second straight month, suggesting some slowing in the pace of economic growth. Other data on Wednesday showed initial claims for jobless benefits broke above ...

Militia reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

Nov 26, 2014

Militia reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

State militia reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old, a case that ...

Nov 26, 2014

China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S.

China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday. The move, part of President Xi Jinping’s ...

In raid on al-Qaida hideout, Yemeni forces free eight hostages

Nov 26, 2014

In raid on al-Qaida hideout, Yemeni forces free eight hostages

Yemeni security forces freed eight hostages including six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian, in a raid in which seven al-Qaida kidnappers were also killed, the country’s supreme security committee said. The committee said in a statement that a member of the Yemeni security ...