News archive from 31 December 2013

Stocks set to wrap up blowout 2013: Japan’s Nikkei  ends up 57%, S&P 500 on track for 26% annual gain  

Stocks set to wrap up blowout 2013: Japan’s Nikkei  ends up 57%, S&P 500 on track for 26% annual gain  

2013 is shaping up to be a blockbuster for the world's stock investors, and some analysts see reasons for optimism in the year ahead. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average wrapped up its final trading day of the year on Monday with a 10th straight day of...

 

Business Highlights

--- Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people's pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking...

 
MJD wants to 'see it through' with Jaguars

MJD wants to 'see it through' with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Running back Maurice Jones-Drew wants to stick around for the next phase of Jacksonville's rebuilding project. Just not at a discounted rate. Jones-Drew made it clear Monday that his future with the franchise will be a fiscal...

 

St. Francis (NY) defeats Delaware State 60-57

DOVER, Del. -- Ben Mockford and Jalen Cannon scored 17 points each, and both hit critical free throws in the final seconds, to lead St. Francis (NY) to a 60-57 victory over Delaware State on Monday. Cannon also grabbed 12 rebounds to help the Terriers...

 

Seattle may get Harvin back for postseason

RENTON, Wash. -- Already with home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks might be getting another addition just in time for a playoff run: Percy Harvin. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Harvin will practice when the...

 
Broncos hope to avoid deja vu in playoffs

Broncos hope to avoid deja vu in playoffs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Finally, the Denver Broncos can get ready for some meaningful football. Oh, sure, the 13 wins and all those records Peyton Manning set will count, but the regular season was simply a warm-up act for a team with the Super Bowl on...

 

Rose Parade gay wedding going on despite protest

LOS ANGELES -- The men who plan to become the first gay couple married on a Rose Parade float say they're too busy planning their wedding to think much about a proposed parade boycott. But Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair added Monday that they hope the...

 

Top 5 places you need to visit in 2014

Mankind seems to possess an innate desire to “explore strange new worlds.” Just ask Capt. Kirk — or Lewis and Clark, for that matter. While there aren’t many places left where you can boldly go where no one has gone before — without the aid of a warp...

 

Top 5 places you need to visit in 2014

Mankind seems to possess an innate desire to “explore strange new worlds.” Just ask Capt. Kirk — or Lewis and Clark, for that matter. While there aren’t many places left where you can boldly go where no one has gone before — without the aid of a warp...

 

Dallas County firm creates products to make kitchen chores easier

Coppell-based Dexas International has expanded its line of kitchen tools with the space-saving Turbo Fan Collapsible Salad Spinner. The cover of the new version has the original Turbo Fan’s multiblade element, which includes a big, comfortable knob to...

 

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Dec. 29, 2013 Chicago Sun-Times Another step toward preventing cellphone-distraction accidents It's a start. Beginning Wednesday, it will be illegal in Illinois to press your cellphone to your ear while driving. A new state law says cellphones can be...

 

Lakers G Henry out another week with knee injury

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry will be out for at least a week after bruising his right knee during a loss to Philadelphia on Sunday night. The Lakers announced the results of Henry's MRI exam on Monday. Henry has a bone...

 

Indianapolis gets good news on 3 injured players

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts coach Chuck Pagano says three players injured in Sunday's win over Jacksonville will be listed as day to day after MRIs came back negative. Indy (11-5) lost cornerback Vontae Davis, defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin and...

 

UNC offensive lineman Bodine to enter NFL draft

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina junior offensive lineman Russell Bodine says he is entering the NFL draft. Bodine, a two-year starter for the Tar Heels, spent most of his time at center. He also played at left guard this season. In a statement...

 
Eagles slog way to playoffs under first-year coach Chip Kelly 

Eagles slog way to playoffs under first-year coach Chip Kelly 

It is the ultimate example of something working out well for both teams. While Andy Reid has rediscovered success as head coach of the Chiefs, the team he left behind was apparently just in need of a fresh approach. And Chip Kelly has certainly...

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