News archive from 3 November 2012

Mack, Nelson seek to solidify support among base

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- North Florida isn't a place Republican candidates usually need to worry much about votes. It's the most conservative part of the state and an area where GOP candidates usually crush Democrats. But Republican Senate candidate...

 

MetLife to sell business unit to JPMorgan Chase

NEW YORK -- MetLife Inc. is selling its $70 billion mortgage servicing business to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for an undisclosed price. MetLife said Friday that the move is part of its strategy to focus on the insurance side of its business. It decided...

 

On Semi's revenue, income slide

Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor Corp. reported revenue of $725.5 million for the third quarter, a decrease of about 19 percent from its third-quarter 2011 revenue of $898 million. The company reported net income of $53.5 million, or $0.12 per share for...

 
Mayor Bloomberg says NYC Marathon canceled

Mayor Bloomberg says NYC Marathon canceled

NEW YORK The New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. With people in storm-ravaged areas still...

 

Avnet acquires Pa.-based IT company

Phoenix-based technology firm Avnet Inc. has acquired Genilogix LLC, an Internet technology firm based in Philadelphia, for an undisclosed sum, company officials said Friday. Avnet said in a news release that the acquisition will further strengthen...

 

30 percent chance of rain on Election Day

Unlike much of the Northeast, weather probably will not be an issue for South Florida voters. The National Weather Service says dry weather with temperatures in the 70s will continue through Saturday's 7 p.m. end to early voting. And the rain chance...

 

Teen gets life sentence for fatal robbery

TAVARES, Fla. -- A central Florida teen has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal robbery. A Lake County judge sentenced Ryan Ray on Friday. A jury found him guilty in July of first-degree murder. Authorities say then-16-year-old Ray lured...

 
Torii Hunter does not receive qualifying offer from Angels

Torii Hunter does not receive qualifying offer from Angels

The Angels, as expected, did not make a $13.3-million "qualifying offer" to Torii Hunter by Friday's 2 p.m. deadline, a decision that does not preclude the veteran right fielder from returning to Anaheim but clearly reduces the chances. The...

 
Northside students, parents enjoy fall festival

Northside students, parents enjoy fall festival

The National Peanut Festival kicked off Friday night, but earlier that day, Northside Methodist Academy had a festival of its own. Carnival games, contests and inflatables dotted the schoolyard Friday as the school celebrated its fall festival. Chief...

 

APNewsBreak: Cusack developing Rush Limbaugh film

LOS ANGELES -- A Hollywood director says she's working with actor John Cusack on a movie about conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Director Betty Thomas said Cusack's production company has a script ready that will star the actor as Limbaugh. It's...

 

Home events: Open houses, markets, decorating workshops will put you in the holiday mood

HOME TOUR: The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting the sixth annual Tour of Homes. The self-guided tour showcases residential architecture by Texas architects. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $30....

 

Mayor Bloomberg says NYC Marathon canceled

New York - The New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.With people in storm-ravaged areas still...

 

MetLife to sell business unit to JPMorgan Chase

NEW YORK - MetLife Inc. is selling its $70 billion mortgage servicing business to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for an undisclosed price. MetLife said Friday that the move is part of its strategy to focus on the insurance side of its business. It decided...

 

Buffett's firm says 3Q profit jumps 72 percent

OMAHA, Neb. -- Warren Buffett's company says its third-quarter profit soared 72 percent because the value of its investments and derivative contracts improved significantly. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Friday it generated $3.92 billion net income, or...

 
Conte to shoulder heavier load without harness

Conte to shoulder heavier load without harness

A $21,000 fine for a questionable hit won't keep Chris Conte from being physical. But there is another factor that has prevented the Chicago Bears safety from being as aggressive as he strives to be. Conte was required to wear a harness after...

 

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