Convoy returns to Russia after Lugansk aid drop

Russian vehicles had entered Ukraine on Friday without permission

Goldman and Morgan Stanley in DoJ talks

Banks look to settle allegations they mis-sold securities

White House resists Pentagon’s Iraq advice

US holds off from extending reach of campaign to Syria

US hits at China over air ‘provocation’

Jet ‘dangerously’ intercepted surveillance plane, says Washington

Yellen debuts with sense of balance

But shift in stance still raises possibility of earlier rates rise

US government’s 36bn-dollar man

West’s approach brings in record mortgage fines for DoJ

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY - JULY 28: Atmosphere at Hudson National Golf Course on July 28, 2014 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for T.J. Martell Foundation)

Golf hits rough patch as players lose drive

Retailers and equipment makers warn of falling demand

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Television lags behind Twitter in Ferguson

Young African Americans harness power of messaging platform

dollar bill and euro bill

Global bond sales at post-crisis high

Surge in European issuance is big contributor to total

Cordon tightens around Ebola states

Effort to stem spread of virus as hysteria grows

Former governor’s trial transfixes Virginia

Most compelling storyline is breakdown of couple’s marriage

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