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Archive for January 4th, 2013

  • NBC wins final 2012 weekly ratings crown

    January 4, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) celebrates with quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) after an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 28-18, securing a playoff berth. (AP...

  • Lawsuit alleges horses mistreated on HBO’s ‘Luck’

    January 4, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this image released by HBO, horses race in a scene from the HBO original series “Luck.” The former director of the American Humane Association’s Film and Television Unit sued HBO and the group on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, claiming she was...

  • Lunch meat maker Hormel orders up Skippy sandwich

    January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This combination of Associated Press file photos shows a can of Spam in Philadelphia on Aug. 16, 2010, left, and a 16.3 ounce jar of Skippy peanut butter in Somerville, Mass. on Aug. 26, 2008. Hormel Foods, the company primarily known for Spam and other...

  • Retailers report higher December sales

    January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, photo, a holiday shopper walks past a large Christmas tree at Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif. A last-minute surge in spending helped many major U.S. retailers report better-than-expected sales in...

  • Lens maker Cooke Optics to receive technical Oscar

    January 4, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theatre as preparations continue for the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The motion picture academy says it’s extending the deadline for...

  • US job market resilient despite budget fight

    January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 12 2012 photo a job seeker leaves his contact information with a potential employer during a job fair in New York. More Americans sought unemployment benefits in the last week of 2012, though the winter holidays likely distorted the...

  • Proposal would require genetically modified label

    January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Chris McManus, the sponsor of Initiative 522, speaks to reporters as he stands next to boxes of signed petitions he dropped off at the state’s elections division office on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. The measure would require the labeling...

  • Conn. paper runs gun show ad next to Newtown story

    January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This handout photo shows an ad for a gun show adjacent to an article about the Newtown, Conn. school shooting in the Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 edition of The Advocate of Stamford, Conn. A statement released Thursday by Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s...

  • APNewsBreak: Floods blamed for 16 pipeline spills

    January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This July 10,2011 file photo shows farmland saturated with both floodwaters from the swollen Yellowstone River as well as oil leaked from a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline upstream, near Laurel, Mont. Federal regulators say in a new report to...

  • NM welcomes federal OK for state-run exchange

    January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration says New Mexico is on track to establish a health insurance exchange this year now that the federal government has given the green light to the state’s plan for a clearinghouse to help...