News archive from 20 December 2012

Sanofi-Aventis to pay $109M kickbacks settlement

NEW YORK -- The U.S. subsidiaries of French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi will pay $109 million to settle allegations they gave kickbacks to induce doctors to buy and prescribe Hyalgan, a knee injection. The Justice Department alleges that...

 
Yankees’ proposed deal with Ticketmaster draws protest over restrictions on resale of tickets

Yankees’ proposed deal with Ticketmaster draws protest over restrictions on resale of tickets

A smattering of politicians and baseball fans cried foul Tuesday at a City Hall protest over a proposed deal between the Yankees and Ticketmaster that would put new restrictions on the resale of Yankees tickets. The protest was organized by the Fan...

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Opelika auto supplier plans $16 million, 30-job expansion

Opelika auto supplier plans $16 million, 30-job expansion

Carry Gibson tightens bolts on the trunk of a Sonata at Hyundai's Montgomery auto plant. One of the automaker's suppliers, Daewon America Inc., is expanding its operations in Opelika. (Beverly Taylor / The Birmingham News file) OPELIKA, Alabama --...

 

The happiest and saddest countries in the world

Gallup Inc. asked roughly 1,000 people in each of 148 countries the following questions: Did you feel well-respected yesterday? Were you treated with respect all day yesterday? Did you laugh or smile a lot yesterday? Did you learn or do something...

 
'Game of Thrones' will go bigger - or at least longer — for third season

'Game of Thrones' will go bigger - or at least longer — for third season

If there weren’t enough beheadings on “Game of Thrones” for you, expect another few minutes worth every episode in the fantasy drama’s third season. HBO announced that each of the ten episodes will be “super-sized” to fit in as much of the saga based...

 
Taylor Swift keeps Bruno Mars' new album out of Billboard 200 top spot

Taylor Swift keeps Bruno Mars' new album out of Billboard 200 top spot

Country pop star Taylor Swift held her reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, keeping retro-inspired R&B singer Bruno Mars' new album at bay. Swift's latest album, "Red," released in October, held the No. 1 slot...

 
RG III moves well at Redskins' practice

RG III moves well at Redskins' practice

Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III returned to practice with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday and looked smooth during drills, according to reports. Griffin missed last Sunday's win over Cleveland with a sprained right knee. Rookie Kirk Cousins...

 

Report: James Marsden welcomes third child, a boy

James Marsden's "30 Rock" character is attempting adoption with his love interest Tina Fey - but off-screen the hunky actor is reportedly a father again. Marsden welcomed a baby boy with Brazilian model Rose Costa last week, according to...

 

Kardashian holiday card: Kim unveils family Christmas photo

Kim Kardashian has revealed her family's annual holiday card, and the Kardashian-Jenner clan is looking as glamorous as ever. Shot by photographer Nick Saglimbeni, the image shows the entire family celebrating Christmas together in a color-coordinated...

 

Florida's minimum wage going up 12 cents per hour

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's minimum wage is going up by 12 cents per hour to $7.79 on Jan.1 due to an increase in the cost of living. The National Employment Law Project on Wednesday reported 210,000 Floridians will benefit from the increase. It's...

 

5 Northern Ireland lawmakers sent bullets in mail

DUBLIN -- Five Northern Ireland politicians received letters containing bullets Wednesday as an extremist Protestant campaign of death threats and illegal street protests escalated over Belfast City Council's decision to stop flying the British flag...

 

Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson set for Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Two-time champion Phil Mickelson and Masters winner Bubba Watson have committed to play in the Phoenix Open. Defending champion Kyle Stanley, 2011 winner Mark Wilson and 2010 champion Hunter Mahan also are entered in the Jan....

 

5 Northern Ireland lawmakers sent bullets in mail

DUBLIN Five Northern Ireland politicians received letters containing bullets Wednesday as an extremist Protestant campaign of death threats and illegal street protests escalated over Belfast City Council's decision to stop flying the British flag...

 

The happiest and saddest countries in the world

Gallup Inc. asked roughly 1,000 people in each of 148 countries the following questions: Did you feel well-respected yesterday? Were you treated with respect all day yesterday? Did you laugh or smile a lot yesterday? Did you learn or do something...

 
With the fiscal cliff coming, is my money market safe? (Stewart Welch)

With the fiscal cliff coming, is my money market safe? (Stewart Welch)

Stewart Welch By Stewart Welch Question: With all the upcoming changes is it safe to keep your money in a savings account? Or should you invest in Gold or some other safer investment? R.K. Answer: I assume you are not referring to the Mayan calendar...

 

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