The not guilty verdict in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has reshaped a black civil rights convention in Orlando, Florida where delegates are calling for federal charges following a trial they say failed to serve justice. The civil rights activists were gathering for the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) just 30 minutes drive from where the murder trial took place when the jury issued its decision on Saturday night. Speeches were hastily re-written, agendas altered and conversation in the halls re-focused.
The Senate has voted to end a two-year Republican blockade that was preventing Richard Cordray from winning confirmation as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
U.S. stock futures are moving higher on strength in the financial sector. Volume is light for the second consecutive day, however, with markets awaiting testimony from the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve