wallstreet3-121214_25Nov15.jpg After seeing modest strength throughout much of the session, stocks gave back ground into the close of trading on Wednesday. While the Nasdaq managed to hold on to a moderate gain, the Dow and the S&P 500 closed nearly flat.

whitehouse-Obama-112515.jpg Despite recent terrorist attacks overseas, President Barack Obama has sought to reassure Americans that there is currently no specific or credible threat to the United States from the terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS.

HillaryRodhamClinton-112515.jpg Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is holding on to a lead in the Iowa Democratic caucus, according to the results of a new Quinnipiac University poll. The poll found that 51 percent of likely Democratic caucus participants support Clinton, while 42 percent favor Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

wallstreet1-121214_25Nov15.jpg After moving modestly higher earlier in the session, stocks remain mostly positive in mid-day trading on Wednesday. With the upward move, the major averages are adding to the slim gains posted in the previous session.

US-troops-112515.jpg On the heels of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, the results of a new Gallup poll found that an increasing number of Americans support sending U.S. ground troops to assist in the fight against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS.

wallstreet2-103112_25Nov15.jpg Stocks have moved modestly higher in early trading on Wednesday following the release of a slew of U.S. economic data. The major averages have all moved to the upside, adding to the slim gains posted in the previous session.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_25Nov15.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. improved by less than previously estimated in the month of November, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Wednesday.

NewHomeSales-112515.jpg After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that new home sales rebounded in October. The report said new home sales jumped 10.7 percent to an annual rate of 495,000 in October.

Osborne-112515.jpg The UK economy is set to grow faster than earlier expected in the next two years as investments are projected to improve, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Wednesday. The chancellor also abandoned the controversial move to make changes in tax credits, citing better public finances.

Thanksgiving-Turkey-112515.jpg In a time-honored tradition dating back to the 19th century, each year the US President "pardons" a hand-selected National Thanksgiving Turkey. Since 1947, the chairman of the National Turkey Federation has presented a turkey to the President for national, official pardon. Just before the holiday, the President graces that turkey with the right to live out the rest of its days peacefully on a fa

traceycurtistaylor-112515.jpg Flying is the passion for British aviatrix Tracey Curtis Taylor, and she is now on a solo flight to cross three continents and 23 countries in her own vintage open cockpit biplane. She has already crossed half of her journey from U.K. to Australia with a target to cover 13 thousand miles.

PersonalIncome-112515.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that U.S. personal income rose in line with estimates in the month of October, the report also said personal spending increased less than expected.

WarmestYear-112515.jpg Global average temperatures in 2015 are likely to be the warmest on record, and may reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era. This is due to a combination of a strong El Niño and human-induced global warming, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The years 2011-2015 have been the warmest five-year period on record, with many extr

DurableGoods-112515.jpg Reflecting a jump in demand for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods increased by much more than expected in the month of October.

Wallstreet-013013_25Nov15.jpg Stocks may move to the upside in early trading on Wednesday, adding to the modest gains posted in the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 45 points.

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