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Archive for December 26th, 2013

  • Mississippi children learn with blues curriculum

    December 26, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Dec. 16, 2018 photograph, Tunica Elementary School fourth grade teacher Chevonne Dixon talks about incorporating the Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum into lessons for her science, math, social studies and English classes at the Tunica, Miss.,...

  • Mentally ill and their backers fill Vt. orchestra

    December 26, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Sept 12, 2013 photo, provided by Me2/Orchestra, Ronald Braunstein conducts a rehearsal of the orchestra in South Burlington, Vt. Bipolar disorder slowed what might have been an explosive career for Braunstein. With his wife, French horn player...

  • ‘American Hustle’ a portrait of swank ’70s fashion

    December 26, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This film image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Amy Adams, as Sydney Prosser, Bradley Cooper, as Richie Dimaso , Jeremy Renner, as Mayor Carmine Polito, Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld, and Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, in a scene...

  • Slow recovery from weekend ice storm stretches on

    December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Cory Bean works atop a utility pole to repair a power line, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich. Bean is part of a crew from utility service company T&D Solutions out of Kentucky brought in to assist Consumers Energy with restoring power in...

  • Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

    December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, an Amazon.com employee stocks a shelf at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on “Cyber Monday”. shoppers waited until the last possible minute to buy presents this year, even online. The late...

  • Beechcraft to be bought by Cessna parent company

    December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, file photo, aircraft are worked on on the assembly line at Beechcraft in Wichita, Kan. Textron Inc., the parent company of Cessna Aircraft, announced Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, that it has reached an agreement to buy...

  • African leaders seek peace talks in South Sudan

    December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo released by the Kenyan Presidential Press Service, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, middle, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, right, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta before their meeting at State House in Juba, South Sudan,...

  • Federal judge asked to settle wind farm dispute

    December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 photo shows the Rim Rock wind farm near Cut Bank, Mont. Wind energy company NaturEner is in a dispute with a California utility over whether enough has been done to protect eagles that nest near the 126-turbine wind farm. (AP...

  • Weekly US jobless claims drop 42K to 338K

    December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Jona Caldwell joins a long line of job seekers outside the Ferguson Community Center in Cordova, Tenn. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in the last week...

  • Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

    December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in...