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  • Club for Growth now won't score government funding measure

    In a memo sent this morning to congressional offices and marked "urgent," the group told lawmakers it is withdrawing it's decision to score the bill because it includes language to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Liberia hopes US Ebola aid pushes world to do more

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president is welcoming promised U.S. military aid to fight Ebola and says she hopes it spurs the international community into further action. President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday he will order 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to help contain...

  • US stocks rise slightly in opening trade

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading, ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement this afternoon that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,146. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

  • Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action.

  • FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That's up from last year, when FedEx announced it would hire 20,000 seasonal workers. FedEx announced its hiring plans Wednesday on a conference...

  • US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings. The deficit in the current account shrank to $98.5 billion in the...

  • Poll: Chicago is 'America's most dangerous city'

    New poll finds American view Chicago, President Obama's hometown, as the nation's most dangerous city.

  • Bangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted on Wednesday the death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests. Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of...

  • US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control. Consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent last month following a...

  • Group tells IRS Sierra Club evading taxes, colludes with commercial firms

    Sierra Club officials pay no taxes on income the environmental nonprofit generates from solar panel sales by its commercial partners.

  • Islamic State crisis reveals Obama administration has a serious communication problem

    The rise of the ultra-violent group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has revealed an unsettling truth: Top Obama administration officials do not appear to be communicating with each other as they scramble to address the growing terrorist threat.

  • Inflation slows in August for third consecutive month

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday that consumer prices rose 1.7 percent for the year ending in August. The Consumer Price Index fell at a 0.2 percent annual rate in August, adjusted for seasonal variation.

  • US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent.

  • US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip.

  • FedEx tops Street 1Q forecasts

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx's fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, thanks partly to a strong performance by its ground division. Its results beat analysts' estimates. The stock climbed before the market open on Wednesday. FedEx is getting a boost from the growth in online shopping,...



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