Marcus E. Howard

Animal spirits: consumers' devotion lifts pet-care stocks

Aug 24 2016

NEW YORK Americans' attachment to their pets has fostered a $60 billion industry that is producing best-in-breed stock performance.

S&P 500 brushes record high after blowout jobs report

Jul 09 2016

NEW YORK The benchmark S&P 500 stock index brushed against its record closing high on Friday as Wall Street rallied after a much-larger-than-expected jump in jobs growth confirmed the U.S. economy has regained speed after a first-quarter lull. | Video

Energy weighs on Wall St. but Costco shines

Jul 07 2016

The S&P 500 and Dow industrials slipped on Thursday, weighed by energy shares, but gains in Costco and tech shares lifted the Nasdaq Composite. | Video

Wall Street up on cautious Fed, upbeat data

Jul 06 2016

U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve was seen refraining from raising U.S. interest rates soon, even as economic data showed the world's largest economy regained speed in the second quarter. | Video

Economic growth worries, oil slump drag Wall St. lower

Jul 05 2016

Stocks fell on Wall Street Tuesday following their best weekly performance of the year as investors faced continued uncertainty in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union and as tumbling oil prices weighed on energy shares. | Video

U.S. agents arrest suspect in 2007 North Carolina Walmart bombing

May 28 2016

A man suspected of planting a pipe bomb that exploded near propane tanks inside a Walmart store in rural North Carolina in 2007 has been arrested nine years after the crime thanks to dogged police work, court documents obtained on Saturday showed.

Florida man arrested for fatal shooting of woman in front of children

May 28 2016

A Florida man accused of fatally shooting a mother in front of her children and later wounding his former boss, was arrested by a SWAT team after a seven-hour standoff with police in an Orlando suburb, authorities said.

At least two killed, others missing in Texas flooding

May 28 2016

At least two people person were killed and three others missing on Friday as record rainfall and severe flooding hit hard parts of southeast Texas, officials said. | Video

At least one person dies in severe flooding in southeast Texas

May 27 2016

Record rainfall and severe flooding have hit parts of southeast Texas, forcing evacuations and killing at least one person, authorities said on Friday.

Suspected gunman arrested in 2015 murder of New York governor's aide

May 27 2016

NEW YORK A suspected gunman is under arrest in the murder of Carey Gabay, an aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo who was shot before the 2015 West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, New York City police said on Friday.

World News

World powers urge truce as Israel-Palestinian conflict rages

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants resumed cross-border rocket fire on Tuesday after a brief overnight lull during which the U.N. sent a small fuel convoy into the enclave, where it says 52,000 people are now displaced.