News archive from 11 December 2012

Keeping your identity safe during the holidays

I have received many emails regarding identity theft, particularly during this time of the year. I have turned to our FBI partners for information. Special Agent Darin M. Didier, a six-year veteran of the FBI who investigates identity theft for the...

 

News Summary: Stocks eke out gain

ALMOST FLAT: Stocks eked out a small gain after a report by McDonald's offset worrying news out of Europe, where Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti resigned after former leader Silvio Berlusconi's party dropped its support for the government. I'M...

 

How the major stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks eked out a small gain on Monday after a strong sales report from McDonald's helped push the Dow Jones industrial average higher. Hewlett Packard also advanced. That offset the worrying news from Europe that Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti...

 

ThyssenKrupp takes $4.66B hit in Americas unit

BERLIN -- German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG says it is taking a (EURO)3.6 billion ($4.66 billion) hit on the value of its Steel Americas unit. The Essen-based company says the writedown follows a reassessment prompted by efforts to sell the unit's...

 

Quinn hopeful lawmakers will send him gay marriage bill

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday said he hopes state lawmakers send him a gay marriage bill when they meet again in January, but even the measure's sponsor is unsure the issue will rise to the top of a busy agenda. "I hope that bill goes forward,"...

 
Uninvited from food industry event, obesity doc puts his talk online

Uninvited from food industry event, obesity doc puts his talk online

Obesity doctor Yoni Freedhoff was invited by the Ontario Medical Assn. to give a talk at a food industry breakfast on health and nutrition policy -- and then was disinvited. Ticked off, he's decided to take his talk to a broader audience. Freedhoff, a...

 

Feds investigating whether cellphone apps violate children's privacy

WASHINGTON -- The government is investigating whether software companies that make cellphone apps have violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from phones and sharing it with advertisers and data brokers, the...

 

Docs should counsel youth about not smoking: panel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors should talk to school-aged kids and teens about the consequences of smoking and how to avoid pressure to start using cigarettes, a government-backed panel said today. The draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive...

 
Jeffrey Pyne's girlfriend testifies his mother Ruth was off meds, hoarding knives

Jeffrey Pyne's girlfriend testifies his mother Ruth was off meds, hoarding knives

In the months before she was bludgeoned to death in her family's garage, Ruth Pyne was growing more dangerous and mentally ill, her son's girlfriend told jurors this morning. She was off her medications, hoarding knives in the headboard of her bed and...

 
New Park Slope holiday tradition for Christian and Jews to celebrate together 

New Park Slope holiday tradition for Christian and Jews to celebrate together 

Two Park Slope religious figures are starting a new holiday tradition where Christians and Jews can celebrate together. Rabbi Andy Bachman - leader of the Beth Elohim synagogue - and Rev. Daniel Meeter - leader of the Old First Reform Church - will...

 

Dave Little’s Parx analysis for Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1. Acopandproudofit raced well with better foes in last two, was taken out of last by Philip Aristone, looks best of competitive field. Couldbeaghostrider shows plenty of recent starts that were good tries with stronger, uncoupled stablemate of the...

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Chiefs get back to normal with loss to Browns

Chiefs get back to normal with loss to Browns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Returning to normal for the Kansas City Chiefs is equal parts welcoming and frustrating. The players, coaches and front-office staff may never truly get over the murder-suicide involving teammate Jovan Belcher, which shook the...

 
Who would win between Notre Dame and Ohio State?

Who would win between Notre Dame and Ohio State?

Notre Dame finished the college football season undefeated and will play in the BCS championship game. Ohio State also went unbeaten but is ineligible for a bowl due to NCAA sanctions. Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the possible outcomes...

 
Salem man gets two years for sale of unregistered securities

Salem man gets two years for sale of unregistered securities

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Salem man has been sentenced to two years' in prison after pleading guilty to a felony count of sale of unregistered securities, Lee County District Attorney Robert Treese and Alabama Securities Commission director Joseph Borg...

 

US Treasury announces final AIG stock sale

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. governments says it is selling its remaining shares of American International Group stock, moving to close the books on the government's biggest bailout during the 2008 financial crisis. Treasury says it will sell 234.2 million...

 

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