News archive from 27 June 2012

H&R Block 4Q income falls 11 pct as revenue dips

H&R Block 4Q income falls 11 pct as revenue dips

CHICAGO -- H&R Block says its fiscal fourth-quarter profit declined 11 percent from a year ago on slightly lower revenue and costs from restructuring. Despite preparing a record number of tax returns, the company says sales of its financial...

 

Fed agency says it has the power to give Ga. water

ATLANTA -- A federal agency says it has the legal authority to give Georgia more water from a disputed reservoir, though it has not made a final decision on how much to release. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in documents released Tuesday that...

 

Boston anti-poverty agency awarded federal grant

BOSTON-A Boston anti-poverty agency will be receiving $300,000 in federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Labor's Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program. U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced Tuesday that Action...

 

US diplomat honored for urging embassy rethink

WASHINGTON -- An American diplomat whose cables helped spur a re-evaluation of "overly barricaded" U.S. embassies has been honored at the State Department for his efforts to improve U.S. diplomacy. Joshua Polacheck was given the award...

 
Pants Store: Select Yellow Box Flip-Flops $12.99 or 2 for $20

Pants Store: Select Yellow Box Flip-Flops $12.99 or 2 for $20

Pants Store has Yellow Box flip flops in select styles for $12.99 or 2 for $20. Supplies are limited. Go here to find a location near you.

 

Pentagon holds gay pride event

WASHINGTON -- In the course of a year, Marine Capt. M. Matthew Phelps says he went from being a gay man "in the closet," afraid of being discharged, to invitee at the White House gay pride reception, drinking champagne with his commander in...

 

How the major stock indexes fared on Tuesday

Homebuilders led stocks up on Tuesday, helping major indexes recoup some losses from the day before. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. surged after the media conglomerate said it may split into two companies.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 32.01...

Chron, 17:03 in Business
 

News Summary: Home prices rise in major US cities

HOME PRICES UP: The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday showed price increases in April in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. That's the second straight month that prices have risen in a majority of U.S. cities.IMPROVING...

Chron, 17:03 in Business
 

LDK Solar, News Corp., Seagate are Tuesday movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSELDK Solar Co., down 12 cents at $1.90The solar equipment maker posted a first-quarter loss and cut its revenue...

Chron, 17:03 in Business
 

Wreck on I-65 North closes interstate near Gardendale

MOUNT OLIVE, Alabama -- A wreck on Interstate 65 North near Gardendale has closed the interstate. A tanker truck struck the Beasley Bridge, said Gardendale Police Chief Mike Walker. Traffic is at a standstill for several miles. Police are advising...

 

Court ruling offers inmates rare chance at freedom

DETROIT (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling that banned states from imposing mandatory life sentences on teenagers offers an unexpected chance at freedom to thousands of inmates who have never been able to seek release.In more than two dozen states,...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 
Romanian ex-PM arrives in prison hospital

Romanian ex-PM arrives in prison hospital

BUCHAREST, Romania -- A former Romanian prime minister arrived at a prison hospital Tuesday evening after a court ruled he should start his two-year sentence on corruption charges despite suffering injuries from shooting himself in a suicide attempt....

 

US diplomat honored for urging embassy rethink

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American diplomat whose cables helped spur a re-evaluation of "overly barricaded" U.S. embassies has been honored at the State Department for his efforts to improve U.S. diplomacy.Joshua Polacheck was given the award...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Evening work to affect I-85 traffic

Drivers traveling through Cabarrus County will run into a series of lane and ramp closures during the evening this week as work continues on the Interstate 85 widening project. Meanwhile, transportation officials expect to open the new Poplar Tent...

 

Cullman animal shelter will resume accepting dogs Wednesday

CULLMAN - The Cullman County Animal Shelter will resume accepting dogs Wednesday after receiving notification from the state today that the preliminary reason for numerous deaths at the facility was related to parvovirus. The shelter has been under...

 

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