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Obama To Speak About Ferguson, Iraq

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Washington, DC) --  President Obama is expected to make a statement on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri this afternoon. The White House says the President will speak at around 4 pm Eastern time. It will mark the third time he's weighed in since the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer more than…

Obama, Holder Meet To Discuss Situation In Ferguson

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder this hour to discuss the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri.  Violent turmoil in Ferguson is growing after a police officer shot and killed a teenager Michael Brown nine days ago.  Holder has ordered an FBI investigation and a federal autopsy on the 18-year old boy.…

No Arrest Warrant To Be Issued For Texas’ Rick Perry

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Undated) -- An arrest warrant is not going to be issued for Texas Governor Rick Perry.  Special prosecutor Michael McCrum says Perry is going to get a summons to appear in court.  He says the governor will still have to be arraigned and processed like anyone else charged with a crime.  Perry is charged with…

Missouri Governor Deploys National Guard To Ferguson

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Jefferson City, MO) -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is deploying the National Guard to the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson amid continuing unrest over the police killing of an unarmed teenager. The community has been crippled by protests and looting for more than a week. Nixon says the deployment is intended to restore "peace and…

Dollar General Makes $9.7-Billion Counter Bid For Family Dollar Stores

Posted On August 18, 2014

(Undated) -- There's a bidding war for Family Dollar Stores. Dollar General had made a counter bid of close to ten-billion dollars to buy Family Dollar. That's more than the eight-point-five-billion dollar bid Dollar Tree made in late July. Dollar General shares were up about nine-percent in pre-market trading this morning on news about the…