News archive from 15 July 2014, page 19

J&J 2Q profit climbs 13 percent

J&J 2Q profit climbs 13 percent

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) on Tuesday reported earnings that climbed by 13 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company said earnings increased to $4.33 billion,...

 

Hewlett-Packard Interim Chairman Whitworth resigns

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Hewlett-Packard's Interim Chairman Ralph Whitworth has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues. Whitworth's resignation is effective on Wednesday. Personal computer maker HP said that its board...

 

Man sentenced in stabbing 49ers linebacker

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A San Jose man convicted of stabbing 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been sentenced to three years of parole. The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/1nCOKX0 ) that under a plea agreement with prosecutors, 28-year-old...

 

Studio to build wall for 'Walking Dead' filming

ATLANTA -- A studio is constructing a 15-foot-high wall around a neighborhood in the small town of Senoia, creating an enclosed set to film new episodes of the AMC show "The Walking Dead." Senoia Mayor Larry Owens said the city council this...

 

Hamas fires rocket barrage as it rejects cease-fire; Israel vows new airstrikes

JERUSALEM -- A ceasefire proposed by Egypt to end a week of rocket attacks and airstrikes between Israel and Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip failed to take hold early Tuesday as more rockets were fired into Israel and the Israeli army said it had...

 

Hundreds arrested in Somalia security sweep

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A Somali police official says more than 200 suspects have been arrested in a security sweep aimed at stemming a wave of militant attacks in Mogadishu, the capital. Col. Ahmed Ali said Tuesday that the operation was carried out by...

 

3 charged in illegal freshwater turtle harvests

LAKELAND, Fla. -- State wildlife officials have charged three men in central Florida with illegally harvesting, selling and buying 2,100 pounds of freshwater turtles. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission banned the commercial harvest...

 

Florida company lands New York State Fair contract

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Florida-based company has been awarded the contract to operate catering services and restaurants at the New York State Fair. The state Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Monday that Tampa-based Ovations Food Service...

 
US retail sales tick up just 0.2 percent in June

US retail sales tick up just 0.2 percent in June

WASHINGTON -- U.S. retail sales increased slightly in June, a sign that consumers remain cautious despite steady job gains this year. The Commerce Department says retail sales rose just 0.2 percent last month, held back by a sharp drop at building...

 
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Core injury from last season still an issue

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Core injury from last season still an issue

Miguel Cabrera said Monday in Minneapolis that he's still not 100% since off-season core muscle surgery. “There are times when I feel good, but there are always muscles that are tightening, muscles that are not functioning properly,” Cabrera said in...

 
Michigander Bike Tour: Challenging Sleeping Bear Dunes ahead today

Michigander Bike Tour: Challenging Sleeping Bear Dunes ahead today

FRANKFORT - Rain or shine, bring on the Sleeping Bear. On a near-perfect sunny, 72-degree Monday afternoon, 450 or so cycling enthusiasts, including myself, participated in the 23rd annual Michigander Bike Tour. We pedaled 58 miles from the tiny...

 

Golf Glance

All Times EDT ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS BRITISH OPEN Site: Hoylake, England. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Royal Liverpool Golf Club (7,312 yards, par 72). Purse: 5.4 million pounds ($9.24 million). Winner's share: 975,000...

 
Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard

Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard

RICHMOND, Va. Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies. The deal announced Tuesday would create a formidable No....

 
Waterspouts possible as polar vortex-like weather cools down southeast Michigan

Waterspouts possible as polar vortex-like weather cools down southeast Michigan

Waterspouts are possible over lakes in southeast Michigan today as a cool-down brings recent high temperatures down to near 70. Scattered showers could linger until about 3 p.m. with cool air bringing a few days of not-so-summer-like weather to metro...

 

Hundreds of thousands flee from Philippine typhoon

MANILA, Philippines Still haunted by a deadly typhoon that struck last year, hundreds of thousands of villagers fled from disaster-prone areas Tuesday as a typhoon blew closer toward the northeastern Philippines, where it was expected to hit land at...

 

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