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Murder charges for Mexican soldiers raise more questions

The decision to charge three soldiers with murder in the June 30 killings of 22 suspected gang members was greeted with skepticism Wednesday by a public that has seen few human rights cases resolved.<p>The incident, in which only one soldier was wounded, was initially portrayed by the army as a fierce …

Florida music row shooter guilty of murder

<b>A man who shot dead a teenager during a quarrel over loud music in Florida has been found guilty of first-degree murder in a retrial.</b><p>Prosecutors said Michael Dunn fired 10 times into the vehicle of Jordan Davis, 17, with intent to kill after losing his temper at a petrol station.<p>Dunn argued he was …

US Ebola Fears: Patient Seen Vomiting Outside On Way To Hospital

The man who became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. on Tuesday was seen vomiting outside his Dallas apartment building as …

Here's Where Job Growth Is Booming

Trulia's chief economist Jed Kolko tweeted out maps showing how the job market is doing in US metropolitan areas. We were interested by this long-term map, showing how metro area job markets have changed over the last two decades. Metro areas in the South and Southwest mostly grew at a much faster …

Sell-off Returns To Wall Street -- A Healthy Correction Or Something More Serious?

After a few volatile sessions, the sell-off returned to Wall Street today, confirming that momentum is shifting—buyers do not seem to be anxious to jump in and buy on dips.<p>At closing, S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) was down 1.32%, the Dow Jones down 1.40 %, and Nasdaq Composite Index (NASDAQ:QQQ) down …

$23 billion pulled from Pimco fund

Investors pulled a record $23.5 billion from Pacific Investment Management's Total Return Fund in September, the month "bond king" Bill Gross quit, intensifying the outflows that began last year after returns turned spotty at the enormous mutual fund.<p>It was the largest monthly decline in net assets …

Ello: A viable alternative for the Facebook-weary

A social network is only as valuable as its users.<p>Ello, a new arrival to the scene, appears to have taken hold among designers, journalists, and the …

Europe stocks pressured as ECB disappoints; Wall St. flat | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks worldwide were lower on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi failed to provide nervous markets with a specific stimulus program for the euro zone’s shaky recovery, while U.S. markets steadied after a recent sell-off.<p>Traders work on the floor of the …

Meltdown: The men who crashed the world | UK

In the first episode of <i>Meltdown</i>, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne.<p>The crash of September 2008 brought the …

9 Iconic Brands That Could Soon Be Dead

Did you know that Volvo is struggling to sell cars in America? Or that the sandwich chain Quiznos is in serious debt? Below are nine surprising companies that could actually be on the verge of dying. If they don't reshape their business models, you just might have to say goodbye to these big brand …

Natural gas soars as cold grips nation

Energy analysts blame record demand, record withdrawals from storage and risks to short-term production.<p>NEW YORK (AP) — The frigid winter of 2014 is setting the price of natural gas on fire.<p>The price in the futures market soared to $5.18 per 1,000 cubic feet Friday, up 10% to the highest level in …

For S&P 500 companies, 4th-quarter earnings are a mixed bag

The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …