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Archive for January 2nd, 2012

  • Hugh Jackman on Broadway translates into cold cash

    January 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, Hugh Jackman appears onstage at the curtain call for the opening night performance of “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway”, in New York. Jackman has left a lot of broken hearts and records on Broadway....

  • Yaffa Yarkoni, Israeli wartime singer, dies at 86

    January 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this May 15, 2002 file photo Israeli singer Yaffa Yarkoni sings during a performance in Tel Aviv. Yaffa Yarkoni, a singer who belted out wartime songs only to become a critic of the Israeli military late in life, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at...

  • Review: “Enchanted Island” a clever Met concoction

    January 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    CORRECTS DATE IN SECOND SENTENCE– In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 photo, Joyce DiDonato performs as Sycorax during the final dress rehearsal of “The Enchanted Island,” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. “The Enchanted...

  • As Ford plant waned, many workers slow to prepare

    January 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Dec. 21, 2011 photo,Travis Johnston, 36, of River Falls, Wis., poses for a picture in River Falls. Johnston used to work at the Ford Motor Co. plant in St. Paul, Minn. When the last Ranger pickup truck rolled off the assembly line at the plant in...

  • Pricey picks: Powerball tickets doubling to $2

    January 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Dec. 31, 2011, photo, Amber Wallenstein, a 31-year-old clerk at the Freedom Value Center convenience store and gas station in Sioux Falls, S.D., rings up a Powerball ticket for a customer. The price for Powerball tickets is set to double Jan. 15....

  • For Portland’s dope king, love and mistrust

    January 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This March 28, 2011 photo shows a marijuana plant in Paul Stanford’s marijuana growing facility in Portland, Ore. Stanford’s business is medical marijuana, and he is the nation’s leading gateway to the drug. In Oregon, Hawaii, Michigan and...

  • License plates, fireworks on tap for Mich. in 2012

    January 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo provided by the Michigan Senate shows Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signing a bill in Lansing, Mich., on June 28, 2011, to create a fundraising license plate recognizing the Boy Scouts of America. Behind and to the left of Snyder is state Sen. Sen....

  • Iran navy tests surface-to-air missile in drill

    January 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Iranian navy speed boats attend a drill in the sea of Oman, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Iran’s navy chief has reiterated for a second time in less than a week that his country can easily close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian...

  • Bright spots, dark clouds _ Obama seeks right tone

    January 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama and his dog Bo shop at PetSmart in Alexandria, Va. A bullish, yet wary Obama is highlighting recent economic bright spots while taking care not to overstate a recovery that still has not...

  • 2012 Medicare debate is all about the baby boomers

    January 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Baby boomers take note: Medicare as your parents have known it is headed for big changes no...