News archive from 4 February 2012

Unemployment rate hinges on more than job gains

WASHINGTON-For most people, the 8.3 percent unemployment rate is the most visible sign of the economy's health. The rate's every movement is closely watched, especially in an election year. But when the rate declines, it's not always because many more...

 
Jobs report lifts Dow to highest mark since '08

Jobs report lifts Dow to highest mark since '08

NEW YORK-A drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest in three years propelled the Dow Jones industrial average Friday to its highest close since before the 2008 financial crisis. The Nasdaq composite index hit an 11-year high. The Dow jumped 156.82...

 

Law enforcement websites under attack by hackers

SALT LAKE CITY-Saboteurs have hacked into the websites of several law enforcement agencies worldwide in attacks attributed to the collective called Anonymous, including in Boston and in Salt Lake City, where police say personal information of...

 

Year-over-year jobs data by race and education

Hard-hit African-Americans and the most-educated Americans enjoyed the most improved job prospects in the 12 months ending in January. Among racial groups, whites, Hispanics and Asians benefited, too. But African-Americans, who lag far behind the...

 

Hacked conversation between FBI, UK police

LONDON-The following are excerpts of the roughly 15-minute-long conversation between FBI and British law enforcement. ------ In one exchange which played poorly in the British media, the officers make fun of Sheffield, a gritty industrial city in...

 

UK Reuters journalists vote to strike over pay

LONDON-Britain-based journalists at the Reuters news agency have voted to strike for the first time in more than 25 years in a dispute over pay, their union and the company said Friday. The National Union of Journalists said its members voted to walk...

 

Cardinal Health says DEA suspends Fla. shipments

DUBLIN, Ohio-Cardinal Health Inc. said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has suspended its license to sell drugs from a Florida distribution center, and the company plans to fight the action. Cardinal Health said it will ask a...

 

Alaska Senate committee advances health exchange

JUNEAU, Alaska-The Senate Finance Committee has advanced legislation that would establish a health care exchange in Alaska. An exchange is a marketplace for coverage options. Under the federal health care law, the government could step in and...

 

Law enforcement websites under attack by hackers

SALT LAKE CITY-Saboteurs have hacked into the websites of several law enforcement agencies worldwide in attacks attributed to the collective called Anonymous, including in Boston and in Salt Lake City, where police say personal information of...

 

AP Vietnam correspondent George Esper dies at 79

BRAINTREE - George Esper, the tenacious Associated Press correspondent who covered the Vietnam War for nearly a decade, has died at 79. Esper’s son, Thomas, said today that his father died in his sleep Thursday night. He was the AP’s bureau chief in...

 

W.Va. insurer: not limiting autism care providers

CHARLESTON, W.Va.-West Virginia's largest private insurer is enlisting health care professionals to provide autism-related treatment. That insurer is Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia. President Fred Earley says an error may have spurred...

 
D.C. Council committee hears testimony over Lamont Peterson-Amir Khan fight

D.C. Council committee hears testimony over Lamont Peterson-Amir Khan fight

As negotiations for an anticipated rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan continued, representatives for both sides convened at the John A. Wilson Building in the District on Friday morning for a hearing to examine alleged improprieties during...

 

Competitive races ahead in Orlando elections

The final slate of candidates for Orlando's spring election was set Friday, and no incumbent is safe. In the past, some members of the City Council have easily slid into another four-year term when no one stepped up to run against them. Not this time.

 
Goodell: 'Concussions' are our responsibility

Goodell: 'Concussions' are our responsibility

INDIANAPOLIS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL will continue its work toward preventing concussions and other injuries, saying, "it's our responsibility." Goodell said Friday that the league has done "a great deal" to...

 

Mathias Kiwanuka: It's not about how good teams are entering season, 'Cowboys prove that every year'

The Cowboys don't need to be in the Super Bowl to have folks talking about them. New York Giants outside linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka recently took a shot at his division rival after being asked if he judges great teams by their records or by their...

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