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Archive for November 29th, 2013

  • Spoleto Festival USA announces 2014 lineup

    November 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This undated photo provided by the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C. shows members of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago who will be performing at the 2014 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Spoleto Festival USA) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The...

  • Usher’s ex-wife holds 5K run to honor son who died

    November 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – n this Sept. 25, 2007 file photo, Grammy award winner Usher Raymond and wife his Tameka Foster mingle at a party for the unveiling of Usher’s new fragrances, Usher for Men and Usher for Women, in New York. It’s been more than a year...

  • Holiday album a first for English singer Nick Lowe

    November 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This CD cover image released by Yep Roc Records shows “Quality Street: a Seasonal Selection for all the Family,” by Nick Lowe. (AP Photo/Yep Roc Records) NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Lowe wasn’t exactly filled with the Christmas spirit when his...

  • Consumer behavior aggressively tracked this season

    November 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Shoppers inspect a handbag at the Macy’s Herald Square flagship store, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year’s biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are opening on...

  • Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon

    November 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A shopper relaxes as he makes the rounds in Miami’s Dolphin Mall, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the nation’s biggest shopping day of the year. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) The holiday shopping season started as a...

  • 25 arrested after California Wal-Mart protests

    November 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Wal-Mart protester Karl Hilgert, dressed as Santa Claus, is arrested for failure to disperse after sitting down with nine other protesters in the middle of an intersection on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Ontario, Calif. A labor group and supporters used the...

  • Same-sex couples set to legally marry in Hawaii

    November 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Ethan Wung, left, and Keola Akana pose for photos in Honolulu on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. They will be among the first same-sex couples to be legally married in Hawaii on Dec. 2, when a new law allowing gay couples to marry takes effect. (AP Photo/Jennifer...

  • Moody’s upgrades Greek credit rating

    November 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A woman with a dog walks past a group of protesters outside the Health Ministry office in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Friday Nov. 29, 2013. Greek state hospitals are functioning with emergency staff as doctors and staff hold a 24-hour strike...

  • Rising interest rates weigh on real estate funds

    November 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Associated Press writer Alex Veiga is photographed in Los Angeles, June 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) One look at the lackluster gains of real estate mutual funds this year might give the impression that commercial property owners are struggling...

  • Gas pipeline ruptures, explodes in Missouri

    November 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Smoke from a fire caused by a natural gas pipeline explosion drifts toward a barn Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 near Hughesville, Mo. Authorities said a 30-inch, owned by Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co., ruptured shortly before midnight Thursday. No injuries were...