Government report claims widespread use of performance enhancing drugs and possible match fix scandals in Australian sports. Julie Noce reports.
Millions of Chinese are heading home for the holidays, and social media is abuzz with wacky inventions that promise to make the grueling journey more comfortable. Jane Lee puts a few to the test.
It was a double win for Australians at the annual Empire State Building Run-Up as Mark Bourne raced up the 86 flights of stairs in 10 minutes, 12 seconds, and Suzy Walsham won the women’s division in 12 minutes, 5 seconds.
The Tunisian government dissolves itself after violent protests sparked by the shooting death of a political opposition leader. Julie Noce reports.
Worshippers gathered at a church in Midland City, Ala. to sing “Happy Birthday” and celebrate the successful rescue of 6-year-old boy who was held hostage by a gunman in a bunker for a week.
Roger Arnold says he was friends with Jimmy Lee Dykes for about 13 years. Dykes died Monday after engaging in a firefight with SWAT agents, who were storming the bunker where he had been holding a young boy captive in Alabama.
It was a choppy day of trading on Wall Street as investors took in the latest round of earnings reports. The Mortgage Bankers Association released data that showed mortgage applications rose 3.4 percent from a week earlier, despite an increase in interest rates.
Shares of Boise Cascade (BCH) rose by more than 24 percent in their first day of trading, indicating a thaw in the IPO market. The strong demand for shares in the wood and building product maker may also be an indication that the housing market may be recovering as the unemployment rate drops and interest rates remain low.
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced on Wednesday that the refinance index increased by 15% for the week ended February 1 from the previous week, and total mortgage applications filed increased by 16%. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the purchasing index increased 2.2% from the week before.
Marathon Oil (MRO) announced that it earned 55 cents per share, below estimates of 68 cents per share, for the most recent fiscal quarter versus 78 cents per share in the same period last year. Revenues were $4.236 billion, higher by 11.2% versus the same period last year, and beating estimates of $3.772 billion.