Comic-Con: 12 things you might have missed out on

By Amelia Butterly Newsbeat reporter 28 July 2014 Last updated at 11:52 The Avengers: Age of Ultron cast hold a panel discussion at this year’s Comic-Con With more than 100,000 people attending more than 500 separate events in a hall about 460,000 square feet, plenty of news came out of this year’s Comic-Con. The annual[...]

Sexual-assault suspect killed in New York shootout; 2 federal marshals …

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MPs bicker over IPCC report on causes of climate change

29 July 2014 Last updated at 07:53 By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News Campaigners demonstrated outside the meeting of the IPCC in Stockholm in 2013 MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming. Members of the Energy and Climate Change Committee said[...]

U.S. Stocks Erase Gain as EU Agrees to Russian Sanctions

U.S. stocks were little changed as the European Union agreed to sanctions against Russia, wiping out an earlier rally fueled by profits that beat analysts’ estimates and a rally in telephone stocks. Masco Corp. (MAS), a maker of faucets and kitchen cabinets, jumped 7.7 percent and Merck Co. gained 1.5 percent after reporting earnings that[...]

Meet Dollar Tree, The New $18 Billion Power Retailer

The acquisition of Family Dollar by Dollar Tree Dollar Tree has created, overnight, an $18 billion 13,000 store powerhouse. This newly combined company has some pretty big implications for not just the deep discount segment of retail, but mass merchants too. Dollar Tree agreed to purchase struggling Family Dollar in a stock deal worth approximately[...]

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Team Up For ‘Bang Bang’

After weeks of social media teasing, the collaboration of the summer is finally getting released, and it’s been leaked online a day before it’s available to purchase. UK singer Jessie J has teamed up with Ariana Grande and rap diva Nicki Minaj to create the super-catchy new single ”Bang Bang.” The song is off Jessie J’s[...]

Wall Street gains, telecoms sector lifted by Windstream

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose Tuesday on news about a spinoff in the telecommunications sphere that sent most stocks in the sector soaring and on better-than-expected results from Pfizer and Merck. Windstream Holdings (WIN.O) jumped 18.2 percent to $12.45 in its most brisk trading on record after the company filed to spin off[...]

US Consumer Confidence Rises

U.S. consumers turned more upbeat about the economy this month, according to a report released Tuesday. Better sentiment about job availability supports expectations for a good increase in July payrolls. The Conference Board, a private research group, said its index of consumer confidence increased to 90.9 in July from a revised 86.4 in June, first[...]

US Home Prices Rose at Slower Pace in May

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EU Envoys Meeting on Tougher Russia Sanctions

The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc’s sanctions on Russia. Measures under consideration include limiting Russia’s access to European capital markets and halting trade in arms and dual-use and sensitive technologies.[...]