Aug 10, 2012

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The Department of Justice has decided not to press charges against Goldman Sachs for allegations that the company deceived investors. It looks like Manchester United's ardent fan base didn't show up for the soccer team's stock debut in the NYSE.…

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Weekly Wrap: Goldman Sachs escapes criminal charges

Aug 10, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The Department of Justice decides not to press charges against Goldman Sachs.

In Texas, water may be free, but it's not forever

Aug 10, 2012
Tapping the Ogallala Aquifer decades ago turned the Panhandle into fertile farmland. Drought is reviving concern that water in the ground, like oil, eventually runs out.

Cigar smoking among black high schoolers on the rise

Aug 10, 2012
American teens are smoking cigarettes less these days. But the number of black high school students who smoke cigars has nearly doubled in recent years.

Brits think the Games have gone maybe, sort of, OK

Aug 10, 2012
London Olympics go smoothly despite trademark British glumness heading into them.

Missouri cattle rancher still hopes for rain

Aug 10, 2012
Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says farmers in Missouri are struggling with the Midwest drought. Some have resorted to tapping wells they haven't used in decades to provide water for their herds.

Famed soccer team Manchester United debuts on NYSE

Aug 10, 2012
Manchester United's IPO raised $230 million, but not much excitement. Why are investors coy about publicly traded sports teams?

Goldman Sachs dodges criminal prosecution

Aug 10, 2012
The Justice Department drops probe into Goldman mortgage deal. Four years after the financial crisis, there’s still no criminal conviction on Wall Street.

The Department of Justice has decided not to press charges against Goldman Sachs for allegations that the company deceived investors. It looks like Manchester United’s ardent fan base didn’t show up for the soccer team’s stock debut in the NYSE. Cigar smoking is gaining popularity with a younger crowd. The underground water supply that people in Lubbock, Texas, had been able to rely on in the past is now quickly dwindling. And with the Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games nearing, normally pessimistic Londoners can now breathe an easy sigh — the Games have gone smoothly.

 

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