News archive from 4 December 2013

Obama launches defense against critics of Affordable Care Act

With repairs to the Health Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov beginning to show promise, President Barack Obama on Tuesday attempted to change the narrative of the faulty federal online exchange and to push back against Republican opposition,...

 

Lawyer: Fading memories an issue in NY Madoff case

NEW YORK -- A lawyer for an accounting executive facing charges he aided Bernard Madoff in a massive fraud says he wants a speedy New York trial because aging witnesses may have fading memories. Attorney Reed Brodsky commented Tuesday while seeking a...

 
Cyber Monday draws $1.74B billion holiday dollars

Cyber Monday draws $1.74B billion holiday dollars

NEW YORK -- Cyber Monday is still on top. Retailers from Wal-Mart Stores to Amazon started rolling out "Cyber" deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if earlier sales...

 

Bill seeks to make sure phone service is reliable, even without a landline

LANSING - Safeguards to ensure Michigan citizens have reliable phone service were added to a bill that would allow phone companies to phase out traditional landline service beginning in 2017. Those safeguards, including the ability of customers to...

 

What's next in Detroit's bankruptcy

What's Next in Detroit's Bankruptcy? ■ Judge Steven Rhodes will conduct a 3-day trial Dec. 17-19 to see if Detroit can borrow $350 million to pay off a 2005 pension borrowing scheme that helped push city into bankruptcy. ■ Within...

 

Metro Detroiters' views split on bankruptcy ruling

What metro Detroiters had to say about Tuesday's ruling: “I was here before they had the bankruptcy. I'm going to be here after they clear it up. ... Detroit almost hit rock bottom. Only one way to go, and that's up.” — Almon Barrow Sr., 58, a...

 

Tell us: Do you like the Rangers-A's trade?

The Oakland Athletics have added outfield depth, acquiring Craig Gentry and right-hander Josh Lindblom from the division rival Texas Rangers for outfielder Michael Choice and minor league infielder Chris Bostick. What do you think? Is this a good...

Dallas News, 19:05 in Sport
 

Business Highlights

--- Employers step in to prevent worker burnout LONDON (AP) — Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep...

 
Kim Fields welcomes second son Quincy Xavier with husband Christopher Morgan 

Kim Fields welcomes second son Quincy Xavier with husband Christopher Morgan 

Kim Fields knows a thing or two about the facts of life. The 44-year-old actress gave birth to her second son with husband Christopher Morgan Tuesday, reports People. Fields and Morgan are already parents to 6-year-old son Sebastian Alexander, who is...

 
Porsches like one in crash that killed ‘Fast & Furious’ actor Paul Walker have troubled history 

Porsches like one in crash that killed ‘Fast & Furious’ actor Paul Walker have troubled history 

“Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker is not the first high-profile passenger to die in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT piloted by an experienced driver, if in fact autopsies prove that Walker was not behind the wheel. Internet pioneer Corey Rudl died in...

 
British diver Tom Daley dating Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black: report 

British diver Tom Daley dating Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black: report 

Is this Tom Daley’s mystery man? Days after coming out as bisexual to his fans via a YouTube video, rumors surfaced that Daley is dating screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. The Sun, which reported the match, noted that the couple wasn't bothered by a 20...

 

Perez Art Museum Miami opens with gala reception

MIAMI -- For South Florida art patrons, the wait is finally over. No, it's not just Art Basel. The $131 million Perez Art Museum Miami finally opened Tuesday with a members-only gala preview of the stunning bay-front museum's vibrant contemporary...

 

Wolfpack zoning in on perimeter improvement

RALEIGH With Scott Wood in the lineup, N.C. State didn't have to worry about facing a zone defense. Without Wood, and with the current crop of Wolfpack shooters in a deep freeze from the 3-point line, N.C. State has been getting a heavy dose of zone....

 

Spurs, Timberwolves to play in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY -- The NBA is back in Mexico for a regular-season game, and the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves are learning there's an additional rival to conquer: The altitude. During a practice game Tuesday, Minnesota's players looked...

 

Wichita St. investigating rules violations

WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita State's athletics department says it's investigating improper clothing and apparel benefits to baseball players. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/IFxO0D ) the university announced Tuesday that it has hired an Overland...

 

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