News archive from 2 October 2012

News Summary: FTC issues revised Green Guides

GREEN UPDATES: The Federal Trade Commission issued its first formal revision since 1998 to the Green Guides, its green marketing guidelines that hold companies to truthful standards in marketing their products. ENVIRONMENTAL NO-NOS: Among the updates,...

 

Dunagan-Cornelius engagement

CULLMAN - Richard Dunagan of Good Hope, and Sandra Mattox of Hanceville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Gail Dunagan, to Eric Allen Cornelius, son of James Cornelius Jr. of Okeechobee, Florida, and Rene Goggins...

 
Protest held outside Huntsville schools' central office over alleged assault at Butler High (with video)

Protest held outside Huntsville schools' central office over alleged assault at Butler High (with video)

James Robinson, left, and Ronald Rickard demonstrate outside the Annie C. Merts Center on Monday morning. The protest, organized by a concerned resident, was in support of a Butler High School freshman girl who was allegedly assaulted at the school on...

 

Pussy Riot gets support from Yoko Ono and Amnesty International

Pussy Riot is getting more props. Yoko Ono, with the backing of the human rights group Amnesty International, said Monday that the LennonOno Grant for Peace is being awarded to the beleaguered female Russian punk band whose members received jail terms...

 

Markets may see October surprise

Stocks had their best third quarter since 2010 with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 4.3 percent and the S&P 500 climbing 5.8 percent. But October could get Halloween-scary as traders worry about the election outcome and the looming fiscal...

 

Markets may see October surprise

Stocks had their best third quarter since 2010 with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 4.3 percent and the S&P 500 climbing 5.8 percent. But October could get Halloween-scary as traders worry about the election outcome and the looming fiscal...

 

Dolphins back to work Tuesday, not off as usual

DAVIE, Fla. -- After another overtime loss combined with a long flight back across the country, Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin gave his team Monday off. The traditional Tuesday off-day will not follow. He wants to get back to work, and fast. Philbin...

 

How looming tax hikes would hit typical families

A variety of tax cuts enacted during the tenures of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama expire at the end of December. Expiring provisions include Bush-era cuts on wage and investment income and cuts for married couples and families with...

 

HUD chief, in Charlotte, says housing market recovering

The U.S. has come a long way toward a housing market recovery since the pre-recession “era of reckless,” said Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan on Monday in Charlotte, but still has a long way to go. Donovan...

 

Spirit punishes procrastinators by charging $100 for carry-ons at gate

If you don't pay for your carry-on bag ahead of time, Spirit Airlines is going to charge you $100 at the gate. That draconian measure will start Nov. 6, the airline announced this afternoon. Until now, the charge for carry-ons paid for at the gate has...

 

How the major stock indexes fared on Monday

Stocks mostly rose on Monday after a surprisingly strong report on U.S. manufacturing gave investors a reason to think the economy might be improving. Stocks gave up some of their gains in the afternoon. Monday was the first trading day of the fourth...

 

Fisker looking to form alliances to share costs

DETROIT -- Electric car maker Fisker Automotive is talking with other car companies about sharing parts and technology. Fisker's CEO Tony Posawatz (POSA'-wahts) won't say who the company is talking to, or whether Fisker will form an alliance or just...

 

Gov. Robert Bentley won't make Affordable Care Act decision

Gov. Robert Bentley Monday said he would not implement a provision of the Affordable Care Act that would establish minimum benefits for those buying individual or small group policies starting in 2014.In his letter to Health and Human Services...

 
8 convicted of unemployment insurance fraud, $38,486 taken illegally

8 convicted of unemployment insurance fraud, $38,486 taken illegally

Eight Alabamians were convicted for false statements that led to their receiving a combined $38,486 in unemployment benefits to which they were not entitled. Eight Alabamians received a combined $38,486 in unemployment benefits to which they were not...

 

Underwhelming debut for YSL's Slimane

PARIS - When fashion editors put down their pens halfway through a catwalk show, it's always cause for concern. This was the case at Hedi Slimane's disappointing debut at Yves Saint Laurent - a rather confused ode to excess that used fringing,...

 

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