Merry Christmas to investors: U.S. stocks surge on Friday Merry Christmas to investors: U.S. stocks surge on Friday
Dan Taylor - Dec 27, 2014
It was the second straight weekly gain in all of the big indexes, and it was the Dow's seventh gain in a row.
Japan's top banker: falling oil prices will help, not hurt, our economy Japan's top banker: falling oil prices will help, not hurt, our economy
Dan Taylor - Dec 25, 2014
Although in the short run inflation is low because of dropping crude oil prices, in the long run it will boost inflation because of more corporate profits and higher wages, he argued.
California governor retracts pardon, shocked man finds out Christmas Eve California governor retracts pardon, shocked man finds out Christmas Eve
Dan Taylor - Dec 25, 2014
The governor's office said they did so because the man hadn't disclosed that he had been disciplined by investment regulators last year.
Houston grand jury won't indict cop who fatally shot unarmed black man Houston grand jury won't indict cop who fatally shot unarmed black man
Dan Taylor - Dec 24, 2014
It was the latest in a string of high-profile cases around the country involving a cop killing an unarmed black person, which have led to nationwide protests.
Feds to investigate case of Milwaukee cop who shot black man 14 times
Feds to investigate case of Milwaukee cop who shot black man 14 times
Dan Taylor - Dec 23, 2014
The officer was later fired over the incident because he failed to follow proper procedures, according to the police chief.

Staples: Personal details of 1.2 million customers exposed in data breach
Staples: Personal details of 1.2 million customers exposed in data breach
Dan Taylor - Dec 21, 2014
The retailer announced it was looking into a potential breach of credit card data back in October.

Slow sales? Retailers hope holiday procrastinators will save their year
Slow sales? Retailers hope holiday procrastinators will save their year
Dan Taylor - Dec 21, 2014
Retailers are now pulling out all the stops to get consumers into the stores.

Hillary Clinton's support for the Democratic nomination drops, still holds a 49-point lead
Hillary Clinton's support for the Democratic nomination drops, still holds a 49-point lead
Dan Taylor - Dec 21, 2014
The race is likely to get tighter as more candidates declare, but she remains the odds-on favorite to win the party's nomination in 2016.

Stephen Collins says he molested 10-year-old girl, but he is not a pedophile
Stephen Collins says he molested 10-year-old girl, but he is not a pedophile
Dan Taylor - Dec 20, 2014
Collins claimed that despite the incidents that he is "absolutely not attracted, physically or sexually attracted, to children."

Secret Service needs to raise the White House fence, panel says
Secret Service needs to raise the White House fence, panel says
Dan Taylor - Dec 19, 2014
Raising the fence would provide agents with a few more precious seconds to determine whether the threat is real or not.

Obama administration to release sweeping new college ratings plan today
Obama administration to release sweeping new college ratings plan today
Dan Taylor - Dec 19, 2014
The "draft framework" will be a work in progress that will be adjusted and improved continuously, the Department of Education states.

Review of Secret Service comes up with solution to White House break-ins
Review of Secret Service comes up with solution to White House break-ins
Ella Vincent - Dec 19, 2014
Review says to raise White House fence for better security.

Police chief fired instantly after calling controversial press conference
Police chief fired instantly after calling controversial press conference
Ella Vincent - Dec 19, 2014
Phoenix police chief Daniel V. Garcia was fired instantly after his press conference after two years of service.

Los Angeles will now require all police officers to wear body cameras
Los Angeles will now require all police officers to wear body cameras
Ella Vincent - Dec 17, 2014
Los Angeles is the latest big city to add body cameras for police officers.

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly insists she has no interest in being president
Elizabeth Warren repeatedly insists she has no interest in being president
Anna Jiang - Dec 16, 2014
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren responds to questions about her plans for the 2016 Presidential election.

Jeb Bush to declare presidential campaign soon? Former governor to release emails, e-book
Jeb Bush to declare presidential campaign soon? Former governor to release emails, e-book
Dan Taylor - Dec 15, 2014
The former Florida governor appears almost certain to run, and has asked donors and staffers to remain uncommitted until he makes an announcement.

Jeb Bush could announce presidential candidacy before year's end
Jeb Bush could announce presidential candidacy before year's end
Dan Taylor - Dec 13, 2014
An announcement is likely to come sooner rather than later with competition fierce to secure big donor dollars and the best campaign staffers.

Navy boasts new laser beam weapons that cost only 59 cents per shot
Navy boasts new laser beam weapons that cost only 59 cents per shot
Tom Sherman - Dec 12, 2014
The U.S. Navy showcased a developmental laser weapons system in the Persian Gulf earlier this week that has the capability of sniping enemy threats with a pinpoint laser beam.

Hawaii wants presidential library, says it would be one of the most heavily visited in the U.S.
Hawaii wants presidential library, says it would be one of the most heavily visited in the U.S.
Dan Taylor - Dec 12, 2014
The president's home state will have to beat out bids by Chicago and New York.

Upward swings in oil and gas stocks help lead S&P 500 index this past week
David Keup - Dec 21, 2014
Standard & Poor's 500 stock index notched its second-best week this year despite worries by investors about slumping oil prices and state of the world economy.

Protesters greet Obama as he arrives for vacation in Hawaii
Dan Taylor - Dec 21, 2014
Obama will enjoy two weeks in his birth state in the annual holiday visit, this time without any major crises or pressing deadlines to distract him.

CIA officials who allegedly snooped on Congress won't be charged: report
Dan Taylor - Dec 21, 2014
Although a panel investigating the allegations is expected to criticize the CIA's practices, they are not likely to charge the five officials involved.

T-Mobile settles 'cramming' lawsuit with FTC for $90 million in fines, refunds
Dan Taylor - Dec 21, 2014
The FTC alleged that the company had been in bed with third-party companies to overbill consumers, and that the end settlement amount could stretch well beyond $100 million.

Blackberry helping Boeing build a special Android-style smartphone
David Keup - Dec 20, 2014
The new self-destructing Boeing Black smartphone was designed to be used by spies and others that need to have high security and a modular device.

President Obama has final press conference of the year
Tom Sherman - Dec 20, 2014
The president touched on a myriad of geopolitical issues in his final press conference of the year, from the economy to "The Interview."

Education Department creates a federal college ranking system
Tom Sherman - Dec 20, 2014
College rankings have always been an imprecise science; however, the federal government aims to revamp the current ranking system in order to help clarify the state of higher education.

Did Cuba cozy up to the U.S. over oil? Some experts think so
Dan Taylor - Dec 20, 2014
Cubans are hoping it could help economically by encouraging U.S. businesses to take advantage of oil and gas basins off of Cuba's northwest coast.

Obama: Blacks, America as a whole better off in recent years
Dan Taylor - Dec 20, 2014
He pointed to accomplishments including better economic matters, a reopening of relations with Cuba, and more health insurance coverage.

Clooney: No one in Hollywood would back petition supporting Sony on "The Interview"
Dan Taylor - Dec 20, 2014
Clooney said it was an extremely bad precedent to set to allow another nation to prevent a film from being released in the United States.

Neighboring states challenge Colorado marijuana, say federal law prohibits it
Tom Sherman - Dec 19, 2014
Colorado will defend its recreational marijuana laws to the Supreme Court after two states filed a grievance against their neighbor.

Racial tensions in Ferguson continue to bubble, spilling into school district
Anna Jiang - Dec 18, 2014
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Ferguson-Florissant School District claiming that the system in which the school district elects board members results in underrepresentation of the black population.

Department of Justice makes declaration of transgender liberties
Anna Jiang - Dec 18, 2014
The Department of Justice expands their legal definition of sexual discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual identity.

Traffic courts acting as 'debtor's prisons' for poor in Ferguson, surrounding areas: activists
Dan Taylor - Dec 18, 2014
About 80 municipal governments in the St. Louis area are being examined by Missouri's auditor.

Why did Obama suddenly decide to pardon four life-sentence prisoners?
Anna Jiang - Dec 18, 2014
President Obama commutes the prison sentences of several federal drug offenders as part of an administrative initiative.

Obama reveals he experienced blatant racism every day before Presidency
Anna Jiang - Dec 18, 2014
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spoke about their experiences with racism.

Sierra Leone authorities go house to house in search of Ebola sufferers
Dan Taylor - Dec 17, 2014
President Ernest Bai Koromo announced the launch of "Operation Western Area Surge," which include new restrictions on the movement and gatherings of people to slow the disease.

Brothers in heated C-SPAN debate surprised by on-air call from mom
Ella Vincent - Dec 17, 2014
Dueling pundit brothers get an earful from their mother.

Sen. McConnell has already made his New Year's resolution: Bring back Keystone
Tom Sherman - Dec 16, 2014
Incoming majority leader Mitch McConnell is already planning on his first legislative actions after the new year.

OPEC not in a rush to cut oil production as the price per barrel continues to drop
David Keup - Dec 14, 2014
Oil prices have tumbled 40 percent this year and are now trading below $60 per barrel, a five-year low.

Can Lyft beat out Uber? Regulation backlash strikes industry
David Keup - Dec 13, 2014
Quality of background checks provided by Uber and Lyft on its contractor drivers come into question.

Dow Jones suffers worst week since 2011: Dropping crude oil prices to blame
David Keup - Dec 13, 2014
The Dow Jones lost 677.96 points during the past five days, while the price per barrel of crude oil dropped to under $58 raising concern over the strength of a global economy.

Half of Republicans would back carbon limits ... even if they still don't believe global warming is a problem
Dan Taylor - Dec 12, 2014
A new poll shows that Republicans are becoming more environmentally conscious, but they still doubt the seriousness of climate change.

U.S. avoids destructive government shutdown by a mere three hours
Anna Jiang - Dec 12, 2014
Democrats in the House of Representatives passed a 48-hour extension of funding to keep government offices open a mere three hours before the midnight deadline.

U.S. Congressional staffers stage walk-out protest with hands up
Anna Jiang - Dec 12, 2014
Protestors stage walk-outs and demonstrations over concerns about the policing of black communities.

Analyst warns Congress that Wall Street may 'gamble with taxpayer money'
Ella Vincent - Dec 12, 2014
Liberal Democrats angry over Wall street giveaway in spending bill.

Justice Department seeks to 'ensure effective policing' by federal law enforcement
Anna Jiang - Dec 09, 2014
The Obama administration releases new guidelines on profiling done by Federal Law enforcement agencies based on characteristics such as religion, gender, and race.

Former U.S. spies disagree over torturing of terrorist suspects
Ella Vincent - Dec 09, 2014
An upcoming torture report show divide on enhanced interrogation techniques.

Obama says Eric Garner protests are 'necessary,' but must be peaceful
Ella Vincent - Dec 09, 2014
Obama says Ferguson and Eric Garner death protests are needed for Americans to express themselves and their sentiments.

Judge overseeing Colorado theater shooting case to rule on trial delay request
Anna Jiang - Dec 08, 2014
Defense lawyers for the Colorado theater shooting case request for a delay in the ruling based on claims that two medical emergencies had affected the team to adequately prepare.

U.S. labor market surges in Nov.: Obama Administration says more can be done
David Keup - Dec 08, 2014
U.S. Labor Department reports the largest one-month gain in number of jobs added to the economy in nearly 3 years for the month of Nov.

Rising U.S. dollar having impact on global emerging financial markets
David Keup - Dec 08, 2014
The Bank for International Settlements remains concerned to ultra-loose monetary policies being implemented by central banks around the world.

Feds to state of New Mexico: Nuclear waste is no laughing matter
David Keup - Dec 07, 2014
New Mexico levies more than $54 million in penalties against U.S. Energy Dept. and private contractors for violations regarding a serious radiation leak.

Rolling Stone's UVA gang rape story falls apart under scrutiny
Tom Sherman - Dec 07, 2014
The blockbuster article published by Rolling Stone magazine has come under fire after key details cannot be corroborated, and were never investigated by the author.

Starbucks of the future opens in Seattle
David Keup - Dec 07, 2014
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls the new java experience the Willie Wonka of coffee.