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  • Final Glance: Gold companies

    Shares of some top gold companies were down at the close of trading: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.27 or 1.4 percent, to $18.45. Gold Fields fell $.07 or 1.7 percent, to $4.16. GoldCorp. fell $.90 or 3.2 percent, ...

  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CSX rose $.14 or .5 percent, to $30.77. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.35 or .5 percent, to $69.65. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $.20 ...

  • Stocks at new highs; will drop follow?
    Stocks at new highs; will drop follow?

    Jeff Kilburg on why there's a red flag that's a warning sign for this market

  • NATO condemns Russian action, sees build-up of forces near Ukraine
    NATO condemns Russian action, sees build-up of forces near Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen condemned Russia on Friday for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into Ukraine without the consent of Kiev and accused it of escalating the crisis. Kiev accused Moscow earlier on Friday of launching what it called a "direct invasion" of its territory, while Russia warned against any attempt to disrupt the convoy which it said was a purely humanitarian operation. "It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel," Rasmussen said in a statement. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said more than 100 trucks had crossed the border, of which only some had been checked earlier by Ukrainian officials inside Russian territory.

  • US, EU, NATO condemn Russian aid convoy move
    US, EU, NATO condemn Russian aid convoy move

    LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Frustrated by a week of delays, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke an international incident.

  • Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen': US
    Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen': US

    The Islamic State poses a greater danger than a conventional "terrorist group" and is pursuing a vision that could radically alter the face of the Middle East, US defense leaders said Thursday. The IS jihadists could be contained and eventually defeated by local forces backed by the United States, but the Sunni population in both Syria and Iraq would need to reject the group, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey told reporters. Hagel warned that the Islamic State is better armed, trained and funded than any recent militant threat.

  • 4 Scams Consumers Must Avoid
    4 Scams Consumers Must Avoid

    Scams are on the rise and scammers have become very creative in finding new ways to steal money, rip off sensitive personal and financial information – and even gain access to your online social media accounts. Reports of consumer fraud have increase by more than 60 percent since 2008, while online scams have doubled from just over 20 percent of all fraud in 2007 to nearly 40 percent in 2011, according to an AARP study, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” published in March. The first step to successfully avoid becoming the victim of a scam, of course, is to be aware of what’s currently affecting consumers. Here are four scams that are currently rattling consumers throughout the country:

  • COUSIN'S TAG-ALONG KIDS PUSH THE LIMIT OF BRIDE'S GUEST LIST

    DEAR ABBY: I am being married later this year, and I'm planning my guest list. My cousin "Emily" has five young children who I'm making an exception to invite. She lives across the country, so she's starting to book her plane reservations. Emily just announced that she's being remarried and her fiance has three children he shares joint custody of. Am I obligated to invite three children I have never met? This is causing a lot of grief between me and my fiance because Emily assumes that they are all welcome. Please advise. -- D.C. IN NYC DEAR D.C.: Call Cousin Emily. ...

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