News archive from 31 December 2011

Walgreen pushes to keep Express Scripts clients

INDIANAPOLIS-Walgreen CEO Greg Wasson said Friday chances are probably "slim to none" that the drugstore operator will reach an agreement with pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts before their current contract ends Saturday. Walgreen...

 

Brazil slaps new fine on Chevron

SAO PAULO-Brazil's national petroleum agency says it had imposed a new fine on Chevron for allegedly failing to comply with its development plan for the appraisal well that caused a leak last month. The agency says in an e-mailed statement Friday that...

 

In a first, gas and other fuels are top US export

NEW YORK-For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world's biggest gas guzzler, is -- wait for it -- fuel. Measured in dollars, the nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel than any other single...

 

Treasurys end year as one of best 2011 investments

NEW YORK-Investors clamored for Treasurys in 2011, giving the market its best return since 2008, even after the US government lost its sterling AAA credit rating. The turmoil in global markets only seemed to increase demand for Treasurys, which are...

 

Maine ship-modeling center to add jobs in 2012

BRUNSWICK, Maine-A high-tech ship-modeling organization that set up operations in Maine last summer plans to add 16 people to its payroll next year. The American Bureau of Shipping says it now has 30 employees at its modeling center, which opened last...

 

Daredevils Maddison, LaVallee set for side-by-side motorcycle, snowmobile jumps over water

SAN DIEGO (AP) - If all goes right on New Year's Eve, daredevils Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee will roar down the takeoff ramps on a motorcycle and snowmobile, respectively, fly over a 300-foot water gap, complete their record-setting jumps and...

 

Market research can help boost sales

Market research, customer insight - they both mean tapping into a business’s greatest resource: Its customer base. Private U.S. businesses across all industries saw an aggregate sales increase of nearly 7 percent last year, according to a financial...

 

NBA All-Star Game will be a tough, expensive ticket

If you're hoping for one of the coveted tickets February's NBA All-Star Game, you'll either need deep pockets or be a lucky Orlando Magic season ticket holder. Magic season ticket holders will have the chance to take part in a lottery for tickets to...

 

Border agents seize 360 pounds of pot, arrest 6

YUMA -- U.S. Border Patrol agents working in southwestern Arizona have seized more than 360 pounds of marijuana and have arrested six suspected smugglers. Authorities say the bust happened early Thursday while agents were patrolling east of Gila Bend....

 
Bahrain riot police clear protesters with tear gas

Bahrain riot police clear protesters with tear gas

MANAMA, Bahrain - Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas Friday to disperse several hundred protesters among thousands who took to the streets Friday to demand the government’s resignation after a fact-finding report uncovered torture and other abuses...

 

Book a seven-day Norwegian cruise to the Bahamas and western Caribbean for as little as $479

Norwegian Cruise Line offers a seven-night Bahamas and western Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Pearl for as little as $479. (Editor's note: $449 deals on the cruise as seen in Sun-Sentinel print edition have sold out). The Norwegian Pearl sails out...

 

Super sub Gerrard inspires Liverpool

(Reuters) - Steven Gerrard ended a troubled year in fine style Friday by leading Liverpool to a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United that sent the Anfield club into fifth place in the Premier League. The England midfielder, who missed much of 2011 with a...

 

UF's Brian White returns to playcalling role in Gator Bowl

JACKSONVILLE - This is no audition, not to Brian White at least. From the outside looking in, it would seem as though Florida's interim offensive coordinator has a chance to take the job permanently after Monday's Gator Bowl. But the veteran coach...

 

Read-option offense spurs South Carolina's strong season

ORLANDO -- South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds fondly remembers the moment he realized he belonged in the SEC. The true freshman isn't much of a talker, so his smile says it all as he recalls the methodical 11-minute, 98-yard scoring drive in...

 

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