Dow jumps 400, Nasdaq recovers 2015 losses

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed more than 2 percent higher, rebounding from their second-worst week for the year as gains in global markets boosted sentiment. "I think it's more…

Freddie Gray family settles for $6.4 million

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1965985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Freddie Gray[/caption] Baltimore city officials reached a tentative deal Tuesday with the family of Freddie Gray – the black man who died a few more…

Ready to use your home equity? Read this 1st

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — A sharp recovery in home prices over the past few years has given homeowners considerably more equity to tap, about $825 billion collectively, according to Black more…

Teens find new use for e-cigarettes: Smoking pot

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics shows an alarming new trend among teens: using e-cigarettes -- marketed by the tobacco industry as a safer more…

ISIS seizes last Syrian oilfield, says watchdog

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_1928035" align="aligncenter" width="596"] ISIS fighters march at an undisclosed location.[/caption] Almost a full year of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes couldn't stop Syria's last major oilfield from falling into more…

Biden: 'Something is wrong' with economy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — Make no mistake about it. Joe Biden was definitely running. He's not yet launched a bid for president, but Biden sent a well-timed signal of exuberance more…

Wild animals to be slaughtered in S. Africa

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) Hundreds of wild animals including baboons, warthogs and antelope are due to be slaughtered in a “driven hunt” in Limpopo, South Africa on Monday. In what is more…

Obama orders companies to pay sick leave

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2325155" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Obama[/caption] President Obama, with Labor Day as a backdrop, breathed life into a new executive order that mandates all companies doing business with more…