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Mar 14, 2015

Missouri city calm as police investigate shooting of officers

By Nick Carey

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – As the hunt for suspects in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, extended into a third day on Saturday, an anxious calm settled over the St. Louis suburb and residents awaited tangible signs of progress in the investigation.

The placid scene was in stark contrast to the mayhem that erupted near midnight on Thursday, when gunshots rang out, wounding the officers and sending a fresh jolt of tension through a city that has become a symbol of racial conflict.

Mar 14, 2015

Ferguson, Missouri, activists eye open-ended protests, national demands

By Richard Valdmanis and Nick Carey

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Inside a crumbling brick building in a poor St. Louis suburb, Montague Simmons eyes a whiteboard cluttered with ideas, working alongside his team of activists as they contemplate the next move in what they describe as the struggle for black rights in America.

    Like other protest leaders in the St. Louis area, Simmons is determined to continue the near-daily demonstrations in Ferguson that have galvanized a national debate on race since the fatal shooting in August of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a white policeman.

Mar 14, 2015

Dozens of leads, no arrests in Missouri police shooting, chief says

By Nick Carey and Jim Young

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Investigators are following dozens of leads in the hunt for whoever shot and wounded two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, during a protest rally this week, the head of the St. Louis County police said on Friday.

Police Chief Jon Belmar said that detectives are working around the clock and would not rest until they have resolved the case, which has caused tensions to spike in the St. Louis suburb after weeks of relative calm.

Mar 13, 2015

Manhunt for shooting suspects grinds on in Ferguson, Missouri

By Nick Carey and Jim Young

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Police hunted for a second day on Friday for suspects in the shooting of two police officers at a protest rally in Ferguson, Missouri, after U.S. President Barack Obama said those responsible must be brought to justice.

The officers were shot and wounded during a demonstration in the St. Louis suburb shortly after midnight on Thursday morning, driving up tensions in a community that has become the center of an intense nationwide debate over race and policing.

Mar 13, 2015

Police hunt suspects after officers shot in Ferguson

By Nick Carey and Jim Young

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The shooting of two police officers at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, triggered a sweeping manhunt for suspects on Thursday and ratcheted up tensions in a city at the center of a national debate over race and policing.

U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the attack on the officers, who were released from a hospital after being treated for wounds. Attorney General Eric Holder called it a “pure ambush.”

Mar 13, 2015

Police hunt suspects after officers shot in Ferguson, Missouri

By Nick Carey and Jim Young

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The shooting of two police officers at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, triggered a sweeping manhunt for suspects on Thursday and ratcheted up tensions in a city at the center of a national debate over race and policing.

U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the attack on the officers, who were released from a hospital after being treated for wounds. Attorney General Eric Holder called it a “pure ambush.”

Mar 9, 2015

Alcoa to buy titanium supplier RTI as aerospace focus continues

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Metals company Alcoa Inc (AA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) on Monday it would acquire titanium supplier RTI International Metals Inc (RTI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) as it continues to invest in more profitable products for the aerospace and automotive industries.

Alcoa said the transaction has an enterprise value $1.5 billion, or the equivalent of $41 per share, in an all-stock transaction that includes $330 million of RTI cash on hand and up to $517 million in RTI’s convertible notes.

Feb 12, 2015

Exclusive – Survey: Trouble for Amazon Prime’s two-day deliveries?

SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc packages ordered by its Prime members regularly arrived late during the holidays, a Reuters/Ipsos survey shows, reflecting the strain on the logistics network that transformed the company into an e-commerce powerhouse.

Customer satisfaction with Prime is extremely high – 96 percent are happy with its two-day shipping service, the survey revealed. But the results raise questions for Amazon as it expands and takes greater control of its shipping system.

Feb 12, 2015

Survey: Trouble for Amazon Prime’s two-day deliveries?

SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc
packages ordered by its Prime members regularly arrived
late during the holidays, a Reuters/Ipsos survey shows,
reflecting the strain on the logistics network that transformed
the company into an e-commerce powerhouse.

Customer satisfaction with Prime is extremely high – 96
percent are happy with its two-day shipping service, the survey
revealed. But the results raise questions for Amazon as it
expands and takes greater control of its shipping system.

Feb 9, 2015

Strong dollar vexes mid-sized U.S. exporters, local demand helps

CHICAGO (Reuters) – First thing every morning Bill Hickey turns on the TV to see where the U.S. dollar is trading in the hope it has lost value against the euro and other currencies.

“And there it is, staring you right in the face,” says Hickey, president of Chicago-based steel company Lapham-Hickey Steel, about the dollar’s continued strength. “The strong dollar is going to be bad for us and it’s going to be bad for the U.S. industrial economy.”

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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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