News archive from 21 November 2014, page 13

Fed widens review of banks' commodities activity

Fed widens review of banks' commodities activity

The Federal Reserve is expanding its review of U.S. banks' involvement in commodities, a senior federal banking regulator told a Senate panel Friday. Daniel Tarullo, a member of the Fed's board of governors, made the disclosure in written testimony to...

 
Ford claims up to 29% mpg boost new F-150 pickups

Ford claims up to 29% mpg boost new F-150 pickups

Ford says its aluminum-bodied 2015 pickup trucks will see dramatic fuel economy improvements, making them best-in-class depending in some engine categories. Overall, it says the 2015 trucks will get 5% to 29% fuel economy improvements over the...

 

NC jobless rate dips to 6.3% in October

North Carolina's jobless rate dipped to 6.3 percent in October pushing the state's unemployment rate to nearly its lowest level since the recession ravaged the state six years ago. October's jobless rate is down from 6.7 percent in September and down...

 

Pakistan air force jet crashes, killing pilot

ISLAMABAD A spokesman says a Pakistani air force fighter jet has crashed near the southern city of Karachi, killing the pilot. Air Force Spokesman Tariq Mahmood says the Mirage fighter jet was on a routine night-time training mission Friday when it...

 

Legal battle between Charlotte coffee shops heats up

The legal battle between two Charlotte coffeehouses is heating up after the owner of a new coffee shop claimed in court documents that a longtime coffee purveyor harassed employees and committed deceptive business practices. In documents filed this...

 
TV host finds L.A. Auto Show is tough on feet

TV host finds L.A. Auto Show is tough on feet

A big, glamorous gathering of shiny cars is sure to attract celebrities. And sure enough, Spike Feresten, host of Esquire Network's Car Matchmaker, decided to take a swing across the floor at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Here's what he found: If there...

 

Sharif asks Obama to play role on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asked the U.S. President Barack Obama to play a role in resolving the issue of Kashmir when he travels to neighboring India, the Pakistani foreign ministry said. In a statement, the ministry...

 

US stocks jump after surprise rate cut from China

U.S. stocks are rising after a surprise interest rate cut in China and hints that the European Central Bank will step up its economic stimulus efforts. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,064 as of 11:55 a.m....

 
Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted

Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted

BEIRUT More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted. Helped by more than 270 airstrikes from a...

 

Thousands press for term limits in Togo protests

LOME, Togo Security forces in Togo used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators calling for term limits that would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from running for a third term next year. Protesters threw rocks at the...

 
EGOT winner Mike Nichols' movies revealed truths

EGOT winner Mike Nichols' movies revealed truths

In a career spanning more than six decades, Mike Nichols was one of the few show-business figures to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards – the EGOT that established him as a major figure in American cultural life. Early on, he earned...

 

Shannon Kuhn: 3 Alaska grown sides -- smashed potatoes, roasted carrots and cranberry mushroom stuffing

As our nation’s ultimate day of eating approaches, I am feeling especially grateful to all of the people who grow, catch, harvest, process and transport our food in Alaska. Our farmers, farm workers, fishermen and seafood processors help provide food...

 

New York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight

WASHINGTON The head of the New York Federal Reserve was put on the defensive by Senate Democrats, who accused the Fed of being too close to the big banks it is charged with regulating. William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, insisted at a...

 

NFL will hear Adrian Peterson's appeal Dec. 2

MINNEAPOLIS Adrian Peterson's hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the...

 
CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study

NEW YORK This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine. The CEOs who've decided to sell in the 10 biggest U.S. deals...

 

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