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S&P near record after Summers' withdrawal

The S&P 500 is once again close to a record high, as investors welcomed the withdrawal of Larry Summers from the race to become next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Ben Affleck on 'Batfleck' backlash: I'm tough

The sustained hatred for Warner Bros. recent Batman casting was hard to miss -- particularly for the actor who landed the part.

Why Occupy Wall Street fizzled

It's been two years since the launch of Occupy Wall Street, the New York-based social movement that quickly spread to encompass headline-grabbing protests around the globe.

Winklevoss twins: Bitcoins better than gold

Tyler Winklevoss, one half of the duo known in popular culture as the Winklevii, thinks that the cybercurrency Bitcoin may be a better long-term bet than gold.

Five years later, a distracted president struggles with the economy

It's been five years since the banking and credit crisis rocked the U.S.

The latest on the Navy Yard shooting

On Tuesday, a day after Aaron Alexis killed 12 people and injured at least eight at the Washington Navy Yard, forensics teams and others are looking for answers.

'Multiple' deaths in Navy Yard shooting rampage; suspects may be on loose

One suspect is dead after a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, but two others may be on the loose, the D.C. police chief said Monday.

Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent

She's the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she's the first Indian-American to wear the national crown -- er, tiara -- atop her perfectly coiffed head.

Russia slams U.S. on Syria chemical weapons deal as U.N. report due

The world is expected to learn details Monday of what happened the day as many as 1,400 people were allegedly gassed to death outside the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Texas Governor Rick Perry presents Star of Texas Awards

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