News archive from 8 July 2011

Retail sales and jobs reports send stocks higher

NEW YORK - A rebound in retail sales and stronger jobs reports are pushing stocks near their highest levels of the year. Retailers reported their best June sales in more than a decade. Warm weather and discounts helped bring shoppers back to stores....

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 

Casey Anthony's parents receive death threats

Casey Anthony's parents have received several death threats in the two days since she was found not guilty of murder, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. George and Cindy Anthony have received least a half-dozen phone calls where death...

 

Obama Administration Eases Foreclosure Rules for Unemployed

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making it easier for out-of-work homeowners to stay in their homes, as it tries to revamp its troubled foreclosure-prevention program.

Fox News, 17:04 in Politics
 

Florida panther fight leaves 1 big cat dead

IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- Wildlife officials say a Florida panther has been killed in a fight with another panther. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission panther team leader Darrell Land says the male panther was between 7 and 9 years old. Its...

 

Treasury prices drop on improved jobs outlook

NEW YORK-U.S. government bonds are losing their appeal as a safe haven on signs that the economic recovery is getting back on track. The economic outlook brightened Thursday after payroll processor ADP said private employers added 157,000 jobs in...

 

Lawmakers push for ‘Caylee's law'

TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando resident Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee on Tuesday, a controversial verdict that set off a national debate. By Thursday, two Florida lawmakers had quickly filed a bill called...

 

Abide and conquer: Cut Copy at Firestone

There's something distinctly Australian about Cut Copy's vibe, and we're not just talking about singer Dan Whitford's accent. Mind you, it is pretty Australian. Makes us want to ride a horse, or smoke a cigarette - or failing that, just make out with...

 

Vizquel at third, Teahen in right for Sox vs. Twins

The first of a four-game AL Central showdown between the White Sox and Twins on thursday night will find Omar Vizquel starting at third base and Mark Teahen in right field. Vizquel will bat second in place of Brent Morel and Teahen will bat eighth in...

 

Bears' Hester pleased by peers' poll recognition

Although his peers somewhat surprisingly voted him No. 32 in an NFL Network poll ranking the league's top 100 players, Devin Hester understands he still has much to achieve, particularly as a receiver. And Hester firmly believes he has made strides...

 

Looking for cohesion in redistricting

Freetown has only three voting precincts - each in a different state representative district. Easton is split into two state Senate and three state House districts. And Randolph, which is more populous than a number of cities in Massachusetts, is...

 
Exhibit turns up a mate for rare Civil War quilt

Exhibit turns up a mate for rare Civil War quilt

For Pamela Weeks, it was like “winning the lottery in quilt history."" But, she said, “It"s not like going out and buying a lottery ticket; it"s doing all the work behind it."" For years, Weeks, of Durham, N.H., has...

 

Friend keeps putting up roadblocks to a visit

Hello, Carolyn: I have a problem that I really just can’t decide how to handle. My best friend from college is living in Germany. After we graduated, while she was in the States, she visited me in Maryland. I have been telling her for a year now that...

 

JPMorgan pays $211M to settle bid-rigging charges

WASHINGTON -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $211 million after admitting one of its divisions rigged dozens of bidding competitions to win business from state and local governments. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC made at least 93 secret deals...

 

Florida soldier killed in Afghanistan

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A Florida soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Thursday that 24-year-old Spc. Jordan C. Schumann of Port. St. Lucie died Tuesday in Afghanistan's Paktia province when enemy forces attacked his...

 
NU-Baxter study uses stem cells to repair hearts

NU-Baxter study uses stem cells to repair hearts

A treatment that uses adult stem cells to rebuild failing hearts reduced severe chest discomfort, known as angina, in patients and improved their tolerance for exercise a year after injection, a study of research from a Northwestern University doctor...

 

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