News archive from 29 March 2012

How the major stock indexes fared on Wednesday

Falling commodity prices punished materials and energy companies Wednesday, pushing Wall Street's major stock indexes to a lower close. Crude oil lost nearly $2 to $105 a barrel, hurting energy stocks. Metals fell, hurting companies such as aluminum...

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 

Treasury prices edge lower after debt auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury prices are slightly lower after the government raised $35 billion from bond buyers.The Treasury sold 5-year notes at a yield of 1.04 percent Wednesday. Buyers placed bids for 2.85 the amount up for sale, in line with the...

Chron, 17:00 in Business
 
LA prosecutors charge Bobby Brown with DUI

LA prosecutors charge Bobby Brown with DUI

LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors have charged Bobby Brown with drunken driving. Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan (mah-TEHL'-jin) says Brown was charged Wednesday with three misdemeanors, including two DUI-related counts and one for...

 

LA prosecutors charge Bobby Brown with DUI

LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors have charged Bobby Brown with drunken driving. Los Angeles city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan says Brown was charged Wednesday with three misdemeanors, including two DUI-related counts and one for driving on a...

AZCentral, 17:02 in Showbiz
 

Recap: St. Louis vs. Detroit

Jon Jay knocked in two runs and Tyler Greene added a solo home run as the St. Louis Cardinals bested the Detroit Tigers, 9-5, in Grapefruit League play. Adam Wainwright gave up four runs -- three earned -- on six hits over 4 2/3 innings for St....

 

Biggest Losers to get White House workout

WASHINGTON -- The Biggest Losers are coming to the White House. NBC says contestants on its "The Biggest Loser" program are whisked to the White House in a two-part makeover episode set to air on April 3 and April 10. In the first episode,...

AZCentral, 17:02 in Showbiz
 

Morales re-election backed

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's governing Movement Toward Socialism party has unanimously backed President Evo Morales' candidacy for re-election, though the vote doesn't come until December 2014.Party Chairman Victor Ramirez announced the result of...

Chron, 17:02 in World News
 

Redistricting plan likely won't pass muster, consultant says

JUNEAU -- A consultant to the Alaska Redistricting Board says a plan drawn strictly with constitutional requirements in mind likely would not meet federal voting rights standards. Lisa Handley told the board, in a written report, that a plan it is...

 
Supreme Court wraps up health care hearings with discussion on Medicaid expansion

Supreme Court wraps up health care hearings with discussion on Medicaid expansion

Supporters of health care reform stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law enacted in 2010 and signed into law by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles...

 

Summary Box: US durable goods orders rise

ORDERS RISE: US business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.2 percent last month, the Commerce Department said. The increase suggests factory output will continue to boost economic growth. MORE INVESTMENT: Orders for machinery,...

 

Watchdog: Housing regulator should be more active

WASHINGTON -- A government watchdog says the top U.S. housing regulator should take a more active role in overseeing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have received huge infusions of taxpayer cash. The Federal Housing Finance Agency is...

 

Summary Box: More US CEOs planning to hire

HIRING PLANS RISE: More CEOs at large U.S. companies say they are optimistic about the economy and plan to step up hiring. A survey of the Business Roundtable's CEO membership found that 42 percent expect to hire over the next six months, up from 35...

 

Okla. court strikes down ultrasound abortion law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has struck down a state law that requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure.District Judge Brian Dixon handed down an order...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 

Ex-MF Global treasurer declines to testify about alleged Corzine money transfer

A top former MF Global executive declined to testify Wednesday during a House hearing on whether she approved or had knowledge that CEO Jon Corzine approved a transfer of nearly $200 million in customer funds to cover losses days before the brokerage...

Fox News, 17:06 in Politics
 

Jurors set to deliberate in trial of Florida teen

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the trial of a 17-year-old accused of killing two British tourists in April 2011.Shawn Tyson faces two counts of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of James Kouzaris, 24, and James...

Chron, 17:06 in World News
 

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