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wallstreet_22aug19.jpg After failing to sustain an early move to the upside, stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Thursday. The major averages spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line before closing mixed.

wallstreet-sept05_22aug19.jpg After coming under pressure early in the session, stocks have regained some ground going into afternoon trading on Thursday. The major averages have climbed off their lows of the session, with the Dow briefly peeking back above the unchanged line.

jayinslee-082219.jpg Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced he is dropping out of the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Inslee, who made combating climate change the centerpiece of his campaign, revealed his decision in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Wednesday night.

iethalinjection-aug22.jpg Texas carried out its fourth execution this year on Wednesday, when 48-year-old Larry Swearingen, convicted of raping and murdering a teenage college student, was put to death by lethal injection. Swearingen is the 12th inmate to be executed in the United States in 2019. Swearingen was executed at the state prison in Huntsville Wednesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers

leadingindicatorindex-082219.jpg A report released by the Conference Board on Thursday showed its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators rose by much more than anticipated in the month of July. The Conference Board said its leading economic index climbed by 0.5 percent in July after edging down by 0.1 percent in both May and June.

siriusxm-aug22.jpg SiriusXM launched a new subscription package exclusively for college students at a steep discount, just ahead of the fall semester. The satellite-radio giant introduced the "Student Premier" Package that provides students with all the content in SiriusXM's "Premier Streaming" package for $4 per month. This is a 69 percent discount from the regular price of $12.99 per month for Premier Streaming.

killerrobot-aug22.jpg Microsoft and Amazon are named among the world's "highest risk" technology companies that have the potential to develop killer robot which might be putting the world at risk, says a report based on surveying major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. Dutch NGO Pax surveyed 50 companies from 12 countries, all working on big tech, hardware, Artificial Intelligenc

wallstreet-oct15_22aug19.jpg After an early move to the upside, stocks have come under pressure over the course of morning trading on Thursday. The major averages have pulled back well off their highs of the session and into negative territory.

gemini-australia-082219.jpg U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, owned by Internet entrepreneur twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, expanded its cryptocurrency services to Australia. In a blog post on the crypto exchange's website, Co-founder and CEO Tyler Winklevoss wrote that customers in Australia can now download the Gemini Mobile App on iOS or Android to use the platform to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies.

applecreditcard-aug22.jpg Apple Inc. warned that its newly launched titanium Apple Card can be easily damaged if not stored properly. The company advised that the card must be kept away from fabrics like leather and denim as they can cause permanent discoloration. The tech giant has posted a support page that provides instructions to users on how to protect and maintain their Apple Card.

ecb-102418_22aug19.jpg The European Central Bank policymakers supported the proposal to design a stimulus package for the euro area as growth is likely to be weaker than earlier forecast, minutes of the July 24-25 Governing Council meeting showed on Thursday.

railprojects-aug22.jpg The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has granted more than $272 million to improve railroad infrastructure in 10 states. Funding is provided through FRA's Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program, or SOGR Program. It provides funding to repair,...

electricaloutletboxes-aug22.jpg Southwire Co. LLC recalled about 3000 units of Garvin pop-up electrical outlet floor box kits for concerns of fire hazard. The company said the electrical receptacles can overheat when in use. Southwire already received three reports of the floor boxes overheating. However, there have been no injuries reported so far.

boeing-aug22.jpg The Pentagon has canceled a billion dollar contract with Boeing Co. for a new ballistic missile interceptor due to technical design problems. The contract was for developing the Redesigned Kill Vehicle or RKV, intended to intercept and shoot down current and future-generation incoming ballistic missiles from North Korea and Iran at extremely high altitudes.

jobless-claims2-082213.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much more than expected in the week ended August 17th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims dropped to 209,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's revised level of 221,000.

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