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wallstreet2-121214_22Jun17.jpg Stocks saw modest strength for much of the trading session on Thursday but gave back ground going into the close. The major averages pulled back near the unchanged line, with the Dow and the S&P 500 dipping into negative territory.

RonHoward-062217.jpg Lucasfilm and Disney have announced that Oscar award winner Ron Howard will now direct the Han Solo's standalone "Star Wars" movie. "At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago," said Kathleen...

NancyPelosi-062217.jpg As Democrats continue to digest losing the closely watched special House election in Georgia, several lawmakers are pointing the finger at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. A small group of House Democrats have called for a change in leadership after Jon Ossoff lost in Georgia.

Kia-062217.jpg Kia came in at the top spot in a survey for initial quality of new vehicles for the second straight year, according to J.D. Power's annual survey. Genesis, a luxury brand owned by Hyundai Motor Co., was second in the quality survey. The first time that two Korean auto makers have topped the list. The...

Trump123-062217.jpg After dodging questions about the issue for several weeks, President Donald Trump admitted Thursday that he does not have recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. Trump suggested in a post on Twitter that there could be recordings of the conversations, citing electronic...

MitchMcConnell-062217.jpg Senate Republicans released a draft of their version of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday, with a vote on the 142-page bill expected as soon as next week. The bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, repeals Obamacare's individual and employer mandates as well as the...

Wallstreet-013013_22Jun17.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have moved modestly higher over the course of the trading day on Thursday. Buying interest has remained somewhat subdued, however, limiting the upside for the major averages.

RebeccaBurger-062217.jpg French travel, fashion and fitness enthusiast and blogger Rebecca Burger died when a whipped cream dispenser exploded and hit her chest. Officials said cardiac arrest, subsequent to the sudden explosion, seems to be the reason for her death. Rebecca was taken to a hospital immediately after the accident at her home, but was not able to save her. She was 33.

Comcast-062217.jpg A local cable and broadband provider in Texas has filed a lawsuit against Comcast Corp., alleging that the cable giant and its contractors drove it out of business by severing its business cable lines after it rejected Comcast's buyout offer. The lawsuit was filed last week in Harris County, Texas, court by Anthony Luna, owner of Telecom Cable LLC.

Trump-Speach-062217.jpg President Donald Trump highlighted the early accomplishments of his administration in a campaign-style rally in Iowa on Thursday but also made remarks that have been seen as an insult of lower-income Americans. Speaking to a raucous crowd of supporters, Trump sought to defend his appointment of wealthy...

Trump-Anger-062217.jpg Five months into Donald Trump's presidency, voters think America has become more divided than it was when he assumed office. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59 percent of likely U.S. voters think Americans are even more at odds after the first few months of...

JohnOliver-RobertMurray-062217.jpg John Oliver, the host of HBO's Sunday Show "Last Week Tonight," HBO and Time Warner have been sued by coal baron Robert Murray for mocking him and his coal company on the show's most recent episode. Murray had previously sent the show its first cease-and-desist letter.

wallstreet2-103112_22Jun17.jpg Stocks are showing a lack of direction in morning trading on Thursday following the mixed performance seen in the previous session. The major averages have spent the morning bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

ECB-Praet-062217.jpg The European Central Bank will decide to wind down its government bond purchases based on inflation even if the spreads for any country would rise as a consequence, ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet said. "As a central bank, we conduct monetary policy for the whole of the euro area," Praet, who is also the ECB chief economist, said in an interview to the German magazine Der Spiegel.

LeadingndicatorIndex-062217.jpg Reflecting widespread improvement, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose in line with economist estimates in the month of May. The Conference Board said its leading economic index climbed by 0.3 percent.

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