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Stocks Decline Amid Interest Rate Worries

FINANCE | By Steve Rothwell | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 11.91 points, or 0.6 percent, to end at 1,985.54 on Friday. The index was down 1.1 percent for the week.

Kenneth Feinberg, the independent claims administrator for the General Motors Ignition Compensation Program, announces the details of the program during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.

GM Expert Says 19 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

LEGAL | By Tom Krisher | Sep 16
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.

Comics Key & Peele are Serious about Their Comedy

CORPORATE | Sep 16
John Blackstone laughs along with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of the Peabody Award-winning series "Key & Peele" on Comedy Central.

A Historic Change for Godiva's Golden Brand

CORPORATE | Sep 16
Godiva, the Belgian chocolatier known for gold packaging and high end products, is now consciously becoming a little less fancy. Michelle Miller reports.

Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong.

Safety Agency Investigates Ford Fiesta Latches

CORPORATE | Sep 15
U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the doors won't latch properly on some Ford Fiesta subcompact cars. The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover self-portrait.

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Finally at Mount Sharp

CORPORATE | By Marcia Dunn | Sep 15
NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars. The space agency announced that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago.

Why Fund Managers Are Sad You're Not on Vacation

FINANCE | By Stan Choe | Sep 15
Your stock-fund manager wishes you'd buy more fun things. Most mutual funds are failing to keep up with broad market indexes again. It's a trend that's gone on for years.

Ask An Immigration Lawyer :: The Diversity Lottery

LEGAL | By EDGE | Sep 15
One resource bi-national couples may find useful is the Diversity Lottery, also known as the Green Card Lottery. Attorney Caro Kinsella explains the DV for EDGE readers.

In this April 1, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement on the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare's Second Signup Season?

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 14
It's clear the health care law has filled a need for millions of people. The second year will show whether the full program is workable for the people it was intended to serve.

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine. The farm received a loan for the greenhouse through a national movement called Slow Money, which links investors with entrepreneurs to build local food systems and economies

Slow Money Invests in Small Food Enterprises

FINANCE | By Lisa Rathke | Sep 14
The idea is to take "a little bit of our money out of the abstract craziness of the stock market" and instead put it to work closer to home, said Slow Money founder Woody Tasch, of Boulder, Colorado.

Forgotten Cemetery for Freed Slaves Rediscovered

CORPORATE | Sep 12
An Alexandria, Virginia cemetery that served as a burial place for hundreds of former slaves during the Civil War became a gas station in the 1950s. Eventually, the cemetery was rediscovered and the site is now a memorial.