News archive from 23 October 2013

Twitter secures new credit line ahead of IPO

Twitter has secured a credit agreement worth up to $1 billion ahead of its initial public offering. The blurb-based business will now have more financial flexibility going into the highly anticipated IPO. Twitter declined to comment, citing rules...

 

Ga.-based furniture renter Aaron's, FTC settle

The Federal Trade Commission says Atlanta-based furniture renter Aaron's Inc. has agreed to a settlement over allegations that it helped place spyware on computers that secretly monitored consumers by taking webcam pictures of them in their homes. The...

 

2013-14 Memphis Grizzlies Schedule

Oct. 30 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 Detroit, 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 Boston, 8 p.m. Nov. 6 New Orleans, 8 p.m. Nov. 9 Golden State, 8 p.m. Nov. 11 at Indiana, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 Toronto, 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m....

 

2013-14 Minnesota Timberwolves Schedule

Oct. 30 Orlando, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at New York, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Nov. 6 Golden State, 8 p.m. Nov. 8 Dallas, 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Nov. 13 Cleveland,...

 
Sheriff’s Office adds armor-plated vehicle to its fleet

Sheriff’s Office adds armor-plated vehicle to its fleet

slideshow The latest addition to the fleet of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office weighs 22.5 tons, is armored plated and is capable of resisting shots from a 50-caliber machine gun. It can also go the speed limit down Interstate 20. On Oct. 8 a...

 

Chinnabee Recreational Area to remain closed until Nov. 30

The U.S. Forest Service has extended the closure of a portion of the Talladega National Forest through Nov. 30 as forest service officials determine how to manage the flood-prone area. The Lake Chinnabee Recreational Area, Lakeshore Trail and a...

 

Ramsey: When it comes to saving for college, 529 plans trump life insurance

An insurance salesman told me that it’s better to use a life insurance policy for college savings than a 529 plan because the child can use it for anything instead of just college. Is that true? Of course that’s what he told you. He’s an insurance...

 

Calhoun County lawmaker proposes bill that would allow parents to sue businesses for unpaid child support

MONTGOMERY – Employers who pay workers under the table would be liable for their employees' unpaid child support, under a bill proposed by a Calhoun County lawmaker. Rep. Becky Nordgren, D-Gadsden, has pre-filed a bill that would allow a custodial...

 

Early Black Friday openings eat into Thanksgiving Day

Retailers facing pressure from tepid holiday sales forecasts and fierce competition for shoppers' dollars are planning to open earlier than ever for Black Friday, with even more opening on Thanksgiving Day itself. J.C. Penney, Macy's and Kohl's have...

 
NASCAR: Maurice Petty to be honored with No. 41 car at Martinsville

NASCAR: Maurice Petty to be honored with No. 41 car at Martinsville

CHARLOTTE - For the first time in 10 years, the famous No. 43 car will not be on track during Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. But don't panic, NASCAR fans -- Richard Petty Motorsports and its Petty blue car aren't going anywhere. Petty will...

 

Australia to lift debt ceiling to $486 billion

CANBERRA, Australia -- The Australian government plans to raise the nation's debt ceiling by a whopping two-thirds to 500 billion Australian dollars ($486 billion) in a bid to avoid any future Washington-style political crisis over spending. The...

 
Panthers aim to spoil Glennon's prime-time NFL debut

Panthers aim to spoil Glennon's prime-time NFL debut

The Carolina Panthers' defense has thrived against traditional, pocket passers this season, but has not fared as well against mobile quarterbacks Russell Wilson and EJ Manuel. The Panthers not only will face a pocket passer in Thursday night's game at...

 

Bids due Wednesday for DesignLine assets

Bids for the assets of Charlotte busmaker DesignLine Corp., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August, are due by noon on Wednesday, according to court documents. If more than one bidder emerges, an auction will be held Monday at the...

 
6 heard gunshots that killed EMU football player but nobody called us, police say

6 heard gunshots that killed EMU football player but nobody called us, police say

As Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed lay fatally shot on floor in a hallway of his apartment complex, at least one person walked past him, but never called police, thinking he was just passed out from a party going on that...

 

US envoy meets with late Cuban activist's daughter

UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power says she met with the daughter of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya and discussed the need for an investigation into his death. Power has been advocating for an investigation into Paya's death since taking...

 

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