Regular readers know that I adhere to the axiom that nobody really knows what causes sudden, big moves in the stock market. If one sticks to "greed" and "fear," that's about as accurate as it gets. Still, as I write, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 322 points.
U.S. wholesale companies restocked their warehouses in August at the fastest pace since April, led by big increases in computers, lumber and furniture. But wholesale sales fell by the most since January.
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A high-profile lawyer accused of raping a woman in his New York City apartment last week has said he will no longer handle a planned wrongful-death lawsuit against the city by the family of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in chokehold during his arrest. Sanford Rubenstein's law partner will instead handle the lawsuit in the wake of a police investigation into a 42-year-old woman's report that Rubenstein raped her, he said in a statement on Wednesday. ...
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old New Mexico boy accused of beating a 12-year-old friend to death over an argument about the teen's infant daughter needs a psychological evaluation to determine if he's competent for trial, his defense attorney said this week.