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  • Campers and tents line the sidewalk outside of a Best Buy store in Burbank, California Wednesday, November 27, 2013. (CNN)

    Why Black Friday deals aren’t really deals

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – If you’re experiencing déjà vu this Black Friday, there’s a reason: Retailers are repeating products and prices from last year. A whopping 93% of stores surveyed are offering customers year-old products for the same “discount” that was offered last year, according to a recent study from NerdWallet. While that may not be a huge issue for things like furniture and cookware, it does matter when it comes to tech and electronics that can be outdated or […]

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    New photos released from scene of Michael Brown shooting

    (PIX11) — The photos in the gallery below are a sampling of dozens of images submitted to the grand jury charged with mulling the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, killed by Officer Darren Wilson. Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down — as was the case for Wilson — the files remain locked up. But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown’s death […]

  • PIX11 in Ferguson: Full coverage as fiery protests follow Ferguson decision

    PIX11’s Jay Dow and Kenton Young are reporting live from Ferguson. These videos feature some of the dramatic coverage they captured in the aftermath of the decision.   FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN/PIX11) —  A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, setting off fresh confrontations between protesters and police in the tense Missouri city Monday night. While most of the protesters were peacefully assembled on the streets of Ferguson, some […]

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    What’s next for the Michael Brown family?

    (CNN) – His mother ran down the street, tears streaming down her face. His father said he was “devastated.” When a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in his fatal shooting, Michael Brown’s family believed they were denied justice. Ahead of the decision announced late Monday, Michael Brown Sr. called for calm. After word of the grand jury decision broke, some protesters smashed the windows of a police cruiser and tried to overturn it. […]

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    ‘A thousand Fergusons across America’

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) – Some people here just wanted the drama to end. Others say it can never end, not as long as a white cop can shoot an unarmed black teenager to death without consequences. On the street in front of Ferguson’s police station on Monday night, the tension crackled as hundreds of people awaited a grand jury’s decision and chanted demands for an indictment. They were denied. No indictment, the grand jury said. Officer Darren Wilson will not […]

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    The wait is almost over: Ferguson grand jury decision expected this evening

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) – After months of waiting, this question should be answered soon: Will Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson be indicted for killing teenager Michael Brown? State and federal sources told CNN the grand jury decision will be announced some time Monday. The prosecutor’s office said that a decision has been reached, but news of what that is will come later in the day. People in this St. Louis suburb have been waiting since August 9, when Brown, 18, […]

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    R.I.P checkbook, adios PIN number: How you’ll manage your money in 2020

    (CNN) – The checkbook is dead. While we’re at it, let’s write an obit for card readers too. And if you’ve ever worried about who might be looking over your shoulder at the ATM machine, or the exorbitant fee that money transfer will cost you, don’t fret. In years to come — not even that many — these problems won’t even exist as the way we bank and control our finances will change vastly. It already has in many ways. […]

  • CLAYTON, MO - NOVEMBER 17: A demonstrator stares down a police officer during a protest marking the 101st day since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed on November 17, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, on August 9. A grand jury in Clayton is sorting through evidence from the shooting to decide if Wilson should be charged in the shooting. The decision is expected sometime this month.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Poll finds racial divide on whether Darren Wilson should face murder charge

    (CNN) — Americans are sharply divided along racial lines as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with murder in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday finds. Some 54 percent of nonwhites — including blacks, Latinos and Asians — say Wilson should be charged with murder, while just 23 percent of whites agree. And 38 percent of whites say Wilson should be charged with no crime at all, while just 15 […]

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel answers reporters' questions during a news conference at the Pentagon Oct. 30, 2014. It was revealed Nov. 24, 2014, that he would announce his resignation from the Obama administration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Chuck Hagel to resign as Defense secretary

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor. Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack Obama, CNN confirmed from several sources. During his remarks from the White House, Obama, however, praised Hagel as an “exemplary” Defense secretary, calling him critical to a number of national security accomplishments during his tenure, and characterized […]

  • Former presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on State of the Union

    Ferguson an exception as ‘93% of blacks are killed by other blacks,’ Giuliani says

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the controversy surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, does not exemplify a larger national problem. “93 percent of blacks are killed by other blacks,” Giuliani said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We’re talking about the exception here.” “What about the poor black child that is killed by the other black child? Why aren’t you protesting that?” […]

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