Attorney General Eric Holder Resigning

(CNN) — Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday he is stepping down after six years as head of the Justice Department. Holder is the nation’s 82nd Attorney General and first African-American to hold the office. He will stay in the position until his successor is confirmed by the Senate. President Obama will hold a White … Continue reading »

Famed Skateboarder’s Charity Project

EUGENE, Ore. – Pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, famous for his role on MTV’s “Rob and Big” and “Ridiculousness” is working to renovate and rebuild skateparks across the nation. Dyrdek has paired with Lunchables and the Boys and Girls Clubs nationwide to help with his work. Lunchables and Rob Dyrdek have created a new online video … Continue reading »

OSU Joins Campaign Vs. Sexual Violence

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A new national campaign to end sexual violence is calling out all colleges across the country, and Oregon State University is stepping on board. On Friday, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launched the “It’s On Us” campaign, that stresses that part of the American culture needs to change from … Continue reading »

Team May Forfeit Due to Grades

CORINTH, Texas — The season couldn’t be off to a better start for eighth graders at Crownover Middle School. They’re 3-0 already. Seventh grade players though on the same Corinth campus might have to start forfeiting games. If those athletes are not passing the subject, they would follow guidelines and sit out. Late last week, … Continue reading »

Walmart Offering Checking Accounts

(CNN) — Walmart is getting into the banking business. The nation’s largest retailer is teaming up with Green Dot Bank to offer a low fee checking account. The GoBank account will include a MasterCard debit card and checking. Customers can avoid minimum balance fees, overdraft charges and monthly fees by having $500 placed in an … Continue reading »

Treasury Acts to Stop Tax Inversions

(CNN) — A new set of corporate tax rules may keep more companies in the U.S. Many U.S. firms have been merging with foreign companies and moving overseas to cut their tax bills. It’s called inversion. And now, the Treasury Department seems to have a fix for the growing tax skimming scheme. The government introduces … Continue reading »

Banks Launching Checkless Checking Accts

(CNN) — Citibank is the latest bank to offer a checking account without the checks. A recent survey shows 65 percent of Americans either don’t own a checkbook or prefer to not use checks. Instead, they’re opting for online or mobile payments. Bank of America and Chase offer similar accounts. Check writers don’t fret, it … Continue reading »

Chrysler Recalling 230k Vehicles

(CNN) — Chrysler is recalling more than 230,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty fuel pump that could cause engines to stall. The automaker says the recall affects certain 2011 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees. Chrysler says the problem stems from electronic circuitry that also helps to control the cars’ airbags and other functions. … Continue reading »

Activists Plan to Shut Down NYSE

(CNN) — Hundreds of activists are trying to shut down the New York Stock Exchange. Their aim is to highlight the relationship between global warming and big business. They plan to march to the exchange and stage a “sit-in” until forced to leave. Protesters did not obtain a permit to march, so organizers expect plenty … Continue reading »

Climate Marches Take Off Worldwide

(CNN) — Across the world, climate change protesters want to make this a Sunday to remember. A reported 2,500 marches are planned in 160 countries around the globe. A rally is planned for Vogel Plaza, Medford from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in solidarity with other marches taking place on Sunday. Organizers in New York … Continue reading »

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