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Archive for January 17th, 2013

  • Pacino to play Paterno in upcoming movie

    January 17, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 7, 2012 file photo, Al Pacino poses for a portrait, in New York. Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach. Brian De Palma will direct “Happy Valley,” the tentative title of the film, based...

  • ‘Last Stand’ star Schwarzenegger talks gun control

    January 17, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – in this Jan. 14, 2013 photo, Jaimie Alexander, left, and Arnold Schwarzenegger attend the after party for the LA premiere of “The Last Stand” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP,...

  • Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon tour Pa. gas drilling sites

    January 17, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Sean Lennon talks with anti-fracking activist Vera Scoggins as they view videos of fracking, in Franklin Forks, Pa., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Lennon and his mother, Yoko Ono, are on a bus tour of natural-gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania and...

  • Rihanna’s fashion collection to debut in Feb.

    January 17, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 20, 2012 file photo shows singer Rihanna at a fan meet and greet at the Best Buy Theater in New York. Rihanna’s collection for British brand River Island is slated for its debut next month during London Fashion Week. Fashion week...

  • Parnell calls gas line benchmark achievable

    January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell answers a reporter’s question during his first news conference of the new legislative session on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. Topics covered during the news conference included oil taxes, a gas pipeline project,...

  • Greek Parliament votes to investigate ex-minister

    January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras addresses the Parliament in Athens on Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. Greece’s Parliament is debating whether to investigate four former senior members of the government over how leaked data on...

  • American Express’ 4Q earnings down 47 percent

    January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 27, 2007, file photo, signs for American Express, Master Card and Visa credit cards are shown on a New York store’s door. American Express says its net income fell 47 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, as the credit card...

  • US home construction in 2012 highest in 4 years

    January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, photo a new home is constructed in Pepper Pike, Ohio. US home construction surges 12.1 percent in December to end best year since 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on homes in December...

  • S&P 500 surges on housing starts, jobless claims

    January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, file photo, Jeffrey Vazquez, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures jumped Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, as the government reported that weekly applications for...

  • UnitedHealth 4Q profit slips 1 pct. as costs rise

    January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, photo, part of the UnitedHealth Group, Inc. campus is shown, in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income slipped 1 percent, as growing medical costs countered revenue gains for the nation’s...