Wall Street edges lower; investors watch dollar strength

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:39
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher on Tuesday, indicating a rebound from the previous session's decline as investors once again used a pullback as a buying opportunity. * Market volatility has surged of late, with the S&P 500 posting closing moves greater than 0.5 percent in five of the past six sessions. Earlier this month, the benchmark index went 14 sessions without such a move, its longest…
U.S. consumer confidence falls in September
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:39
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence fell in September to its lowest level since May on concerns over the job market and economic growth, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes fell to 86.0 from a upwardly revised 93.4 the month before. Economists had expected a reading of 92.5, according to a Reuters poll.
Amanda Bynes arrested on on suspicion of DUI
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:39
Downhill Spiral? The young actress appeared in court on May 24 denying the most recent charges of possessing marijuana and tossing a bong out of the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment on May 23. Check out Amanda's rise to the top and sad fall. (Reuters) It seems Amanda Bynes may be struggling once again. The actress, who had a very public breakdown and has since been doing better with the help of her parents,…
Blake Shelton grows up on new album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine'
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:39
Musician Blake Shelton performs "Boys 'Round Here" during the 2014 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee June 4, 2014. (Reuters) Blake Shelton's public persona — a mix of smart-aleck whimsy and thoughtful sensitivity — has made him country music's most ubiquitous male star. A full-grown man with a boyish cheekiness, his easy likability has made him a consummate award-show host, a high-profile judge on "The Voice" and a constant presence in ads across print, the…
Kate Middleton To Reveal Her Baby Bump When She Resumes Royal Duties Next Month
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:35
Reports of Kate Middleton‘s health have escalated across the internet, creating rumors that her state of health may be much worse than reported and causing worry for the well being of the Duchess of Cambridge and her unborn child. However, new reports have revealed that Kate may be feeling much better and is expected to resume her royal duties as soon as next month. Suffering from Hyperemesis gravidarum is not exactly the same as morning…
Clean water: A $16 solution
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:26
Could there be a $16 answer to the global challenge of clean drinking water? CNN's Rachel Crane explains.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Chinese model Liu Wen: How I survive fashion week
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:26
Chinese supermodel Liu Wen is as known for being a groundbreaker as she is for stunning looks. in 2013, she became the first Asian model to make the top five in Forbes' annual list of highest-paid supermodels.
Air traffic control fire suspect in court
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:26
STORY HIGHLIGHTSBrian Howard faces one charge of destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilitiesHe will stay at a federal detention center until his next court dateAir traffic increased in Chicago area on Monday, but not at 100%FAA to conduct internal review of how to handle future issues similar in nature Chicago (CNN) -- A contract employee accused of setting a fire at a key Chicago air traffic control center on Monday made his first court appearance…
GOP Plays Defense, But Where's the Policy Agenda?
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:25
Last Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Republican Party’s “Contract with America” -- the major reforms the House GOP said it would pass when it took control of Congress. And the anniversary is all the more noteworthy because, 20 years later as Republicans are in sight of having majorities in both the House and Senate next year, the GOP isn’t campaigning on new reforms or policies. Instead, it’s playing political prevent defense to capitalize…
Watch Live: Secret Service Director Grilled on White House Invader
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:25
The director of the Secret Service is facing tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday after the revelation that a man who jumped over the White House fence and raced into the building made it much farther inside than was previously disclosed.
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