News archive from 23 April 2011

As Day of Prayer Nears, Group Picks Fight in Arizona to Eliminate It

As Day of Prayer Nears, Group Picks Fight in Arizona to Eliminate It

Gov. Jan Brewer is the latest official to try to stamp out a lawsuit filed by an atheist group suing to stop the annual Day of Prayer celebrated nationally and among the states.

Fox News, 17:07 in Politics
 

South Carolina Port Project Ignites Pork Debate

If the Port of Charleston, South Carolina is going to be able to accommodate the super-sized cargo ships expected to pass through the newly-widened Panama Canal in 2014, then it likely will have to be dredged and made deeper. But the question of how...

Fox News, 17:07 in Politics
 
Apple, Google, and Location: Is It All About Advertising?

Apple, Google, and Location: Is It All About Advertising?

Politicians and privacy experts demanded answers of Google and Apple Friday following the discovery that smartphone software from the tech giants regularly transmits information about a user's whereabouts back to the companies. Both Google and...

 
Apple, Google Receive Phone Users' Locations

Apple, Google Receive Phone Users' Locations

Apple's iPhones and Google's Android smartphones regularly transmit their locations back to Apple and Google, respectively, according to data and documents analyzed by The Wall Street Journal -- intensifying concerns over privacy and the widening...

 

Straightening Out the Smartphone Mess

If you want to get confused, look no further than the smart phone market.

 
Apple Silent on Secret Data Files in iPhones, iPads as Watchdogs Demand Answers

Apple Silent on Secret Data Files in iPhones, iPads as Watchdogs Demand Answers

SAN FRANCISCO - Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple about why iPhones and iPads are secretly collecting location data on users -- records that cellular service providers routinely keep but require a court order to disgorge. It's not...

 

New Zealanders Celebrate Easter by Shooting Bunnies

An annual charity event, the nation's Great Easter Bunny Hunt, will see 47 teams from all over New Zealand tackle the pest problem in the Otago region over the vacation weekend. "Each team has 12 shooters, so that means we've got 564 hunters,...

 
GM likely to retake title of top automaker due to strong sales and Toyota’s quake troubles

GM likely to retake title of top automaker due to strong sales and Toyota’s quake troubles

DETROIT — General Motors is almost certain to claim the title of world’s biggest automaker this year, retaking the top spot from Toyota, which has been hurt by production problems since the Japanese earthquake and still can’t escape the shadow of...

 

Proposed Conn. alcohol tax hike raising concerns

HARTFORD, Conn.-Restaurants and the liquor industry are voicing concerns about plans to increase Connecticut alcohol taxes to help balance the state's budget. The General Assembly's Democratic-controlled tax committee this week passed a tax package...

 

Figures on government spending and debt

WASHINGTON- Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit April 21 14,238,692 Statutory debt limit 14,294,000 Total public debt...

 

AP reaches tent. labor deal after 6 mos of talks

NEW YORK-The Associated Press has reached a tentative labor agreement covering about 1,200 newsroom and technology workers after six months of negotiations. The contract announced Friday would freeze a longstanding pension plan, in which monthly...

 

Dollar and precious metals at a glance

NEW YORK- Key currency exchange rates Friday, compared with late Thursday in New York: Dollar vs: Exchange Rate Pvs Day Yen 81.90 81.90 Euro $1.4550 $1.4544 Pound $1.6516 $1.6517 Swiss franc 0.8860 0.8854 Canadian dollar 0.9545 0.9536 Mexican peso...

 

First-time employers may have a lot to learn

NEW YORK-Many small business owners who are starting to hire workers are finding they too have a new role: They're becoming employers for the first time. It can be a hard transition from employee to employer. Even if you were a manager in the past,...

 

Sheep growers benefit from low supply, high demand

LUBBOCK, Texas-In his 33 years raising sheep in West Texas, Glen Fisher has never seen it so good. Demand by U.S. consumers is up, imports are down and prices have soared. "You have almost what you can call a perfect storm," said Fisher, 64,...

 

Treasury investment funds report $1.7B gains

WASHINGTON-The Treasury Department said Friday that an investment program set up during the financial crisis to buy toxic assets from banks is showing a $1.7 billion gain. The department committed $22.1 billion in taxpayer funds to the Public-Private...

 

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