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Stocks edge lower as mining and materials companies slip

Stocks edge lower as mining and materials companies slip

Stocks are edging lower in morning trading on Wall Street, led by drops in mining and materials companies, giving back a modest increase from the day before

Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, killing 73 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their bare hands

Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem

Ford recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problem

Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem

US home sales fell in July amid inventory shortage

US home sales fell in July amid inventory shortage

US sales of existing homes down 3.2 percent in July amid fewer listings, higher prices

The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets

The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets

America has a debt problem, and the big borrower this time may surprise you: Corporate America