Protests spread across U.S.

FERGUSON, Mo - Some 2,000 National Guard troops dispatched to the St. Louis area helped police stave off a second night of rioting and arson, as sympathy protests spread to several U.S. cities.   Live Coverage | Full Article 

S&P 500 hits record as tech rallies, but energy weighs 4:06pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday boosted by tech shares, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials closing at records, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows.

Pro-Russian separatists from the rebel Interior ministry attend an oath-taking ceremony in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Russian troops giving 'backbone' to rebels

KIEV - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said.  Full Article 

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Smart ways to be charitable in retirement

Strategies for making the most of your donations - from how to grow the money you plan to give to how to withdraw it from your retirement accounts with minimal tax implications.  Video 

Cars make their way on a highway in New Jersey November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Storm threatens to foil Thanksgiving travel

A storm expected to blast the East Coast with rain and snow through Thursday morning is threatening to snarl traffic for millions and impede air travel ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Full Article | Video 

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Video shows police shooting of 12-year-old boy

CLEVELAND - Cleveland officials released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy, which shows the boy pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive.  Full Article 

Shoppers rush for televisions at a Target store in Chicago November 27, 2009. REUTERS/John Gress

The science behind Black Friday mayhem

Each year there are reports of violence during the Black Friday sales. The reasons are primal.  Commentary 

An operator installs a chromatography column to purify the gene therapy drug Glybera at Dutch biotech company uniQure in Amsterdam December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

First gene therapy drug sets price record

FRANKFURT/LONDON - The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a $1.4 million price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.  Full Article 

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"Some will call it amnesty" - Obama says as he pardons turkeys

President Barack Obama pardons turkeys "Mac" and "Cheese," chiding his detractors by saying "some will call it amnesty." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).