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Futures drop as selling pressure continues; data on tap

Thursday, 16 October 2014 07:39
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures tumbled on Thursday, after the S&P 500 closed at its lowest in six months, amid concerns about weak global demand and its potential impact on the U.S. economy and businesses. The S&P 500 <.SPX> and Nasdaq <.IXIC> briefly fell into negative territory for the year on Wednesday as the S&P tumbled more than 3 percent to a session low, before rallying late in the…
U.S. jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years
Thursday, 16 October 2014 07:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week, a positive signal for the labor market that could counter doubts over whether the economy is shifting into a higher gear. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000, its lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That suggests the labor market is gaining steam and could…
Berlin Wall Fast Facts
Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:53
A men's rooms at this Las Vegas casino has been home to a portion of the Berlin Wall for about 20 years. Three urinals are mounted onto the graffiti-bearing concrete slab. The wall itself is protected by glass.
Members congress to grill CDC at Ebola hearing
Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:53
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe House will hold a hearing on the Ebola crisis on Thursday.CDC Director Thomas Frieden will likely face a series of tough questions from members of both parties.Obama canceled campaign travel on Wednesday to meet with Frieden. Washington (CNN) -- As more questions mount about what measures should be in place to fight the spread of Ebola in the United States, a House panel has called the Director of the Centers for Disease Control…
Groom killed hours after ceremony
Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:53
A man in Ohio died in an accident just hours after his wedding ceremony. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Has this plane been spying on us?
Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:53
The Air Force's X-37B has been in orbit for 22 months and is expected to land in California this week. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
They went from inmates to ISIS
Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:53
An Iraqi war vet says that U.S. prison camps became breeding grounds for ISIS. Stephanie Elam has the story.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Dallas Nurse: 'We Never Talked About Ebola' Before Fatal Case
Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:51
BREAKING: Watch Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Protests Live
Dangerous Op: Boy Rescued From Jihadi Dad in Syria
Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:51
SLATINA, Kosovo - An 8-year-old boy from Kosovo was reunited with his mother late on Wednesday after intelligence and security forces brought him back from Syria where he was taken by his jihadi father and kept for five months, officials said.
U.S. Marine Charged in Transgender Filipino's Murder
Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:51
MANILA - Police in the Philippines filed murder charges on Wednesday against a U.S. Marine over the death of a transgender Filipino he met in a bar outside the former U.S. naval base of Subic Bay. "Based on two witnesses' testimonies, we believe we have a strong case against the U.S. Marine," said Pedrito delos Reyes, police chief of Olongapo City, where the body of Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, 26, was found in a hotel room…

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