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Aug 14, 2014

Police chief says officer in Missouri shooting was injured

By Nick Carey and Carey Gillam

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, was injured in the incident that has sparked racially charged protests, the city’s police chief said on Wednesday.

Police Chief Thomas Jackson told a news conference the unidentified officer was treated at a hospital for swelling on the side of his face, one of the few details released about events surrounding the Saturday night shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Aug 13, 2014

Missouri police call for daylight rallies after violence flares

By Nick Carey and Carey Gillam

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday urged demonstrators to rally only during daylight hours after three nights of sometimes violent protests sparked by the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a yet unnamed police officer.

Another march and rally were planned for Wednesday afternoon, the latest in a series that have gripped the largely black suburban St. Louis neighborhood since Saturday’s officer-involved shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown.

Aug 13, 2014

Obama says Missouri shooting death tragic, reflection needed

By Nick Carey

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy on Tuesday and urged a thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting and arrests in a St. Louis suburb.

He promised a full investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the case, which has provoked outrage in the largely African-American town of Ferguson.

Aug 13, 2014

Shooting of black teen highlights racial divide in Missouri town

FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) – The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, and subsequent violent protests, highlight a stubborn racial divide in a St Louis suburb that has struggled to build healthy relations between blacks and whites.

From the 1970s, Ferguson, pop. 21,000, changed from being overwhelmingly white to predominantly black as whites left the town and its surrounding areas, seeking to avoid racial integration of public schools.

Aug 11, 2014

Recall a thing of the past in race against Wisconsin’s Walker

By Nick Carey

LA CROSSE Wis. (Reuters) – When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cut back on collective bargaining rights for public employees soon after taking office, the move prompted a 2012 recall election that he won – putting him on the not-very-short list of possible 2016 Republican presidential contenders.

But first, Walker must win re-election. And if Tuesday’s primary vote comes in as expected, Democrat Mary Burke will be the opponent standing in his way.

Jul 25, 2014

Insight: GM recalls far from calamity for some dealers who find new customers, business

By Nick Carey and Bernie Woodall

FOX LAKE Ill. (Reuters) – The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated drivers pouring onto lots like Raymond Chevrolet, outside of Chicago.

But according to Robbie Long, service director for the dealer and nearby Ray Chevrolet, what looked like “great adversity” has turned into an opportunity.

Jul 25, 2014

GM recalls far from calamity for some dealers who find new customers, business

, July 25 (Reuters) – The news about deadly
crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave
upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors
dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried,
frustrated drivers pouring onto lots like Raymond Chevrolet,
outside of Chicago.

But according to Robbie Long, service director for the
dealer and nearby Ray Chevrolet, what looked like “great
adversity” has turned into an opportunity.

Jul 7, 2014

Nine dead, 53 wounded in bloody holiday weekend in Chicago

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Fourth of July holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire to Chicago, with more than 50 people shot and nine killed, authorities said on Monday.

The violence was widespread in the nation’s third-largest city from Thursday evening through Sunday midnight, police said. There were 50 separate shooting incidents that left 53 wounded and nine dead, police said.

Jul 7, 2014

Dozens injured, nine dead in bloody holiday weekend in Chicago

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Fourth of July holiday weekend brought an explosion of gunfire to Chicago, with roughly 50 people shot and nine killed, authorities said on Monday.

The violence was so widespread in the nation’s third-largest city during the period from Thursday through Sunday that police were still tallying the dead and wounded on Monday, but a Chicago Police Department spokesman said the current count was 49 shooting incidents with nine dead. The spokesman did not give details on the number of people shot.

Jun 17, 2014

U.S. CEOs more pessimistic on economy, capital expenditures

CHICAGO, June 17 (Reuters) – U.S. chief executives are
slightly less positive about the economy’s growth prospects this
year and fewer of them expect to increase their capital
expenditures in the next six months, according to a quarterly by
the Business Roundtable released on Tuesday.

The CEOs said they expected U.S. gross domestic product to
rise by 2.3 percent in 2014, which is short of normal growth
rates in past economic recoveries, according to the survey.

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      "Nick Carey is a Chicago-based, British-born journalist who has covered everything from the near-collapse of the Big Three automakers to the U.S. housing crisis. Nick is currently on general assignment, reporting on the human impact of the recession. He previously spent ten years working in central and eastern Europe."
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