News archive from 14 December 2012

Vatican: China has no right to revoke bishop title

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican is refusing to accept the decision by Chinese authorities to revoke the title of Shanghai's auxiliary bishop. Bishop Ma Daquin was jointly named for the post in a rare consensus between Beijing and the Vatican. He has been...

 

Citizens pulls back from loan program

TALLAHASSEE - Citizens Property Insurance Corp will shelve a $350 million loan program while it gathers data and looks at more options to reduce the number of policies in the state-backed insurer. Citizens Chief Financial Officer Sharon Binnun told a...

 

News Summary: Exit from stock mutual funds in Nov.

STOCK FUND WITHDRAWALS: Investors withdrew cash from stock mutual funds in November, the ninth straight month that withdrawals have exceeded deposits. A net $16 billion flowed out of U.S. stock funds, consultant Strategic Insight said Thursday....

 

News Summary: GM gives big pickups a makeover

GM PICKUPS: General Motors unveiled new versions of its full-size pickups Thursday. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra go on sale as early as this spring. It's the trucks' first major revamp since 2007, and should help GM compete with newer...

 

Stocks lower as investors watch Washington

NEW YORK -- Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street after more signs of tension emerged from federal budget talks in Washington. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 75 points to close at 13,171 Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell nine...

 

News Summary: US business stockpiles rose 0.4 pct.

STOCKPILES RISE: U.S. businesses stockpiles grew 0.4 percent in October from September, the Commerce Department said. But sales fell 0.7 percent. CUTS ON THE HORIZON: Faster restocking and falling sales suggest companies may have ordered more goods...

 

NY Times jumps into mini digital book market

LOS ANGELES -- The New York Times is getting into the business of selling bite-sized digital books based on its reporters' work, giving it entree into a growing market for inexpensive "e-singles" that can be read in a couple of hours. The...

 

Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' 2012's most-watched music video on Vevo

Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," that catchy pop song that dominated the airwaves this year -- and inspired countless parodies -- topped Vevo's list as the most-watched music video of 2012. With a little help from her friend, Justin...

 

Jean Collins Wilson

CULLMAN - Jean Collins Wilson Funeral services for Jean Collins Wilson will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, with interment in Oakwood Memorial Gardens. Ridout's Gardendale Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Born...

 
Boston Red Sox and Ryan Dempster agree on two- year, $26.5 million contract 

Boston Red Sox and Ryan Dempster agree on two- year, $26.5 million contract 

BOSTON — Two people familiar with the negotiations say the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $26.5 million, two-year contract with right-hander Ryan Dempster. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is pending a...

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Negotiations continue between Schaumburg, new union

Schaumburg and a union oranized in March to represent village employees continue to work on a first contract. While village officials say they are making progress, some members say they are concerned contract talks are not moving fast enough. The...

 
Looking forward to the color trends of 2013

Looking forward to the color trends of 2013

In the same way many of us can sense a cold coming on or a storm in the offing, some tuned-in types can spot a hot (or cool) color trend long before it arrives. These color forecasters go around with divining rods implanted in their foreheads. When...

 

Fla. insurer backs off controversial surplus plan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's largest insurer is dropping a controversial plan to lend money to private companies that agree to absorb its customers. Citizens Property Insurance has 1.4 million customers. It has been under pressure to scale back its...

 

FL teen attacks classmate with padlock-filled sock

BRANDON, Fla. -- A Tampa Bay-area man has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after allegedly encouraging his teenage stepson to attack a classmate with a sock filled with padlocks. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's...

 

Recall news

The following recall has been announced: ---- COLLECTABLE CERAMICS DETAILS: Shelly's Diner Collectible Ceramics distributed by Enesco, LLC of Itasca, Ill.; sold at holiday stores and gift shops nationwide and online at amazon.com from July through...

 

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