News archive from 9 August 2011

Belen graduate takes first vows as a Jesuit

A warm Friends and Neighbors salute to Julio Miguel Minsal-Ruiz, who will make his profession of first vows to the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 in the gymnasium of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, 500 SW 127th Ave. in South...

 
Lincoln Park hopes to snap its losing streak with former coach back at the helm

Lincoln Park hopes to snap its losing streak with former coach back at the helm

Jim Kalbfleisch never mentions the streak. “I don't deal with it,'' he said. He doesn't have to. His players are aware that the last time Lincoln Park won a football game was Sept. 1, 2006. “It's 43,'' senior linebacker Tyler Roth said of Lincoln...

 

Crash prompts Guyana to target airport squatters

GEORGETOWN, Guyana-The chief executive of Guyana's airport authority says the government will seek to remove hundreds of squatters from the airport following the recent accident involving a Caribbean Airlines jet. Ramesh Ghir says the jet came...

 

Questions and answers about the market's turmoil

NEW YORK-Global stock markets tumbled Monday on the first trading day since Standard & Poor's downgraded long-term U.S. debt. The plunge came as investors grew anxious over a weakening U.S. economy and a widening debt crisis in Europe. Not...

 

How to learn if the US downgrade could affect you

After more than four years of a housing market crisis and major changes in credit card terms, it may be hard to believe that many consumers don't know what types of loans they have. Do you have a fixed-rate mortgage or an adjustable-rate mortgage?...

 

Gold at record, silver surges as other prices fall

Gold and silver prices surged Monday, industrial metals and crop values fell, as investors fled to assets considered safer during times of economic turmoil. Gold prices hit a record high in the first day of trading after Standard & Poor's on...

 

US debt downgrade could mean rate hikes for all

NEW YORK-Lawmakers weren't able to prevent the country from losing its coveted AAA debt rating. Although the downgrade late Friday by Standard & Poor's was historic, it wasn't entirely unexpected. The three main credit agencies, which also include...

 

Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies

NEW YORK-Shares of some top specialty retail companies are down at 1 p.m.: AutoZone fell $6.81 or 2.4 percent, to $271.93. Gap fell $.86 or 5.1 percent, to $15.90. Home Depot fell $1.13 or 3.7 percent, to $29.61. Lowes fell $.91 or 4.5 percent, to...

 

Midday Glance: Broadline Retail companies

NEW YORK-Shares of some top broadline retail companies are down at 1 p.m.: BJ's Wholesale fell $1.29 or 2.6 percent, to $48.25. Costco fell $3.40 or 4.4 percent, to $73.34. Target fell $2.13 or 4.4 percent, to $46.52. WalMart fell $.57 or 1.1 percent,...

 

NJ extends deadline for sale of Borgata stake

ATLANTIC CTY, N.J.-MGM Resorts International has been granted another year and a half to sell its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. New Jersey's Casino Control Commission granted approval Monday with the support of...

 

Dollar and precious metals at a glance

NEW YORK- Key currency exchange rates Monday, compared with late Friday in New York: Dollar vs: Exchange Rate Pvs Day Yen 77.70 78.34 Euro $1.4190 $1.4265 Pound $1.6353 $1.6362 Swiss franc 0.7559 0.7666 Canadian dollar 0.9921 0.9796 Mexican peso...

 

Obama OKs $105M to Fight East African Famine

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has approved $105 million for humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa to combat worsening drought and famine. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the money will help provide food, shelter, water, and sanitation...

Fox News, 17:02 in Politics
 
City plans to hire private snow plow contractors to prevent more blizzard gridlocks

City plans to hire private snow plow contractors to prevent more blizzard gridlocks

Still reeling from the Christmas blizzard fiasco, the city Sanitation Department is looking to hire private snow plows to help its overwhelmed workforce for the next big one. The private plows will be used to haul snow from dead end streets and other...

 
Review: Prepaid Triumph a top choice, with a catch

Review: Prepaid Triumph a top choice, with a catch

• Product: Motorola Triumph, a prepaid Android phone from Virgin Mobile • Features: Runs on Android 2.2 operating system, has a 1 GHz processor, a 4.1-inch touch screen, 5-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recorder on the back and a lesser quality...

 

Searching for Mavericks fans who are light on their feet, but not on the scale

The Mavs ManiAACS, the portly all-male dancers of the Dallas Mavericks, are looking for "larger than life" fans to join their ranks. The ManiAACs are hosting auditions on Aug. 27 (a Saturday) at the Hilton Anatole. Registration starts at 9...

Dallas News, 17:08 in Sport
 

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