A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the market's opening in New York July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Stocks fall on global worries

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks tumbled, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst daily decline since April and first monthly drop since January, as concerns mounted over the strength of overseas economies and ongoing tensions with Russia.  Full Article 

Boehner warns on unilateral immigration action by Obama 1:53pm EDT

WASHINGTON - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that any unilateral steps by President Barack Obama on immigration would make matters worse and add to a "legacy of lawlessness."

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Valerie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (seen on screen) briefs a U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, at U.N. headquarters in New York, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

U.N. overwhelmed by Gaza crisis

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire.  Full Article 

The dashboard of a Tesla Model S is shown at a Tesla Motors dealership at Corte Madera Village, an outdoor retail mall, in Corte Madera, California May 8, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Tesla posts $61.9 million loss

DETROIT - Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said it lost $61.9 million, or 50 cents a share, in the second quarter, as revenue nearly doubled to $769.3 million.  Full Article 

Ukrainian tanks move along a road near Eastern Ukrainian village of Novoselivka Persha July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

New EU sanctions target five Russian banks

BRUSSELS - The European Union published a law that will curb arms sales to Russia and to cut off financing for five major Russian banks over Moscow's support for rebels in Ukraine.  Full Article 

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators participating in a street-theater production wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Take the middleman out of student loans

Millions of students use loans granted by the Department of Education. Once the loan is approved, however, borrowers usually deal with third-party servicers — and that’s where the trouble often begins.  Commentary 

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One dead, another injured after small plane crashes into parking lot

Witnesses describe the scene after a small plane crashes into a parking lot near a San Diego Cosco, injuring the female pilot and killing her elderly passenger. Mana Rabiee reports.