FERGUSON Mo. - The governor of Missouri ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager. Full Article
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent.
Summary: Upbeat economic data drives the S&P 500 to a new record; Bank of America reaches $17b settlement; Family Dollar rejects Dollar General bid in favor of Dollar Tree, Sears reports yet another loss. Bobbi Rebell reports.