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Archive for April 12th, 2013

  • Drought eases in farm belt but not over yet

    April 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 16, 2012 file photo a dry field of corn is seen near Fremont, Neb. The latest drought monitor released Thursday, April 11, 2013 shows a cool, rainy spring is easing dry conditions in parts of the nation’s farm belt that saw the...

  • US names Russians targeted for sanctions

    April 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2009 file photo, Nataliya Magnitskaya holds a portrait of her son, Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who died in jail, as she speaks with The Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. The Treasury Department on Friday announced...

  • Stocks end a four-day advance as energy slides

    April 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Traders Christopher Anzelone, left, and Steven Capo confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, April 12, 2013. The stock market is heading lower in early trading after a four-day rise as bank shares weaken. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK...

  • APNewsBreak: Upper-income seniors’ Medicare hike

    April 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, holds a copy of President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal book as he questions Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius...

  • US gives Mich. 2nd Detroit-Canada bridge permit

    April 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Labour Minister, speaks as Gov. Rick Snyder, left, listens during the announcement the United States State Department issued a key permit to build a second bridge linking the United States and Canada from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario...

  • Brown chooses private donors to pay for China trip

    April 12, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during the official unveiling ceremony and opening of the California-China Office of Trade and Investment on Friday April 12, 2013 in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown likes to portray...

  • Rick Ross apologizes for pro-rape lyrics

    April 12, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This July 7, 2012 file photo shows rapper Rick Ross performing during the OpenAir music festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. Reebok has ended its relationship with Rick Ross following the heavy criticism surrounding the rapper’s lyrics some...

  • 3 Rodin sculptures head to NYC auction

    April 12, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this photo provided by Sotheby’s, Friday, April 12, 2013, is the Auguste Rodin sculpture, “The Thinker.” The full-scale bronze was commissioned by publishing magnate Ralph Pulitzer in 1906. It is part of an Impressionist and Modern Art...

  • Chicago bluesman Jimmy Dawkins dead at 76

    April 12, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This June 11, 2010 photo shows blues guitarist Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins performing at Bluesfest in Chicago’s Grant Park. Dawkins, known for his excellent guitar playing and mellow singing voice, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The cause...

  • Michael Jackson civil case jury pool grows to 104

    April 12, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. Attorneys and a judge continue to try to qualify jurors to hear Jackson’s lawsuit versus concert promoter AEG Live over the hiring of the doctor...