News archive from 1 February 2012

Amazon earnings fall as sales miss targets

SEATTLE -- Amazon.com reported a sharp decline in earnings for the fourth quarter, as the company continued to spend heavily on its infrastructure and new products such as the Kindle Fire tablet. The online retail giant saw its shares fall more than...

 

Clarkston man, 83, dies from injuries sustain in Jan. 23 car crash

An 83-year-old Clarkston man involved in a traffic crash last week has died, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said today. John Gene Flack was driving a 2008 Hyundai Sonata south on Ortonville Road north of Crandberry Lake Road in Independence...

 

Head of Senate military panel says Romney clueless

WASHINGTON-The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday said Republican candidate Mitt Romney doesn't know what he's talking about when he criticizes President Barack Obama's proposed cuts in defense spending and is putting himself...

 

Obama releases list of top money 'bundlers'

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama's re-election campaign identified its top fundraisers on Tuesday, including 61 people who each raised at least half a million dollars. Altogether, the more than 440 fundraisers collected at least $75 million to help...

 

Santorum, Paul campaign out West as Florida votes

LONE TREE, Colo.-Certain to lose in Florida, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Ron Paul courted voters Tuesday in Western states that hold upcoming contests -- and made clear they're not going anywhere. "No matter what happens...

 

Gingrich predicts GOP race will last 6 more months

ORLANDO Fla.-Newt Gingrich says he expects the GOP presidential race to last about six more months -- unless chief rival Mitt Romney drops out. Polls show Romney is favored to win Tuesday's primary in Florida. But Gingrich, appearing undeterred by...

 

If Gingrich loses in Fla., can he come back again?

ORLANDO, Fla.-Can Newt Gingrich come back a third time? If he loses Tuesday in Florida's primary, Gingrich will spend the next month trying to prove the answer is yes. "We were dead in June and July . but we came roaring back and we will...

 

Fla. broke rules to gain influence on nomination

MIAMI-Florida broke the presidential primary rules -- again -- but officials figure it's worth a penalty for their state to maintain a relevant voice in nominating candidates for the White House. When Florida voters choose their candidate for the...

 
Michael Rosenberg: Michigan State, somehow, just keeps on winning

Michael Rosenberg: Michigan State, somehow, just keeps on winning

EAST LANSING -- Michigan State keeps winning, and there is no simple reason. And that's what makes this so much fun. The Spartans have nice talent, but mostly, they seem to win because they really want to win. They have a bunch of good players trying...

 
Warren Sapp thinks shoulder surgery led to Ndamukong Suh's decline

Warren Sapp thinks shoulder surgery led to Ndamukong Suh's decline

INDIANAPOLIS -- Warren Sapp had surgery on both of his shoulders during his soon-to-be Hall of Fame playing career, zapping Sapp of power he never recovered. The current NFL Network analyst and former All-Pro defensive tackle said he thinks Ndamukong...

 
Quiet Signing Day in store for Michigan

Quiet Signing Day in store for Michigan

Signing Day is the culmination of the drama of football recruiting and something many fans could do without. Well, for Michigan this year, the drama should be minimal. There is only one player left on the board for the Wolverines, and Chicago Simeon...

 
Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Tigers' moves put Brandon Inge on bench, where he belongs

Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Tigers' moves put Brandon Inge on bench, where he belongs

Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the “Jamie and Wojo” show at 6 p.m. weekdays on WXYT-FM (97.1), blogs for freep.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. You can reach him at jamsam22@gmail.com, follow...

 

Aide temporarily replaces Osceola Clerk of Court sacked by Gov. Rick Scott

KISSIMMEE - Malcom Thompson's $128,000 salary and access to the Osceola County Courthouse's back offices ended this week hours after the disgraced clerk of court wrote an upbeat note to his staff. "I will be in and out of the office,"...

 
Packers' Rodgers most marketable NFL player

Packers' Rodgers most marketable NFL player

Despite moving well at times in the pocket, Aaron Rodgers isn't a "dancer," as he says in one of a series of State Farm ads. The Green Bay Packers quarterback is, however, the most marketable player in the NFL, according to a SportsBusiness...

 

Summary Box: US stocks lower for the day, but log in best January in 15 years

BEST JANUARY: The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 each finished with their biggest January gains since 1997, despite falling slightly ton the last day of the month. EUROPE PERSISTS: Greece appears close to a resolution...

 

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