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Holiday weekend gives a boost to auto sales

December 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 27, 2013 file photo, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited is presented at the New York International Auto Show, in New York’s Javits Center. Chrysler on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 said its November U.S. sales rose a surprising 16 percent, a sign that the auto industry will beat strong numbers from [&hellip...

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Stocks sink as US consumer spending worries deepen

December 3, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Specialists Joe Parisi, left, and Michael Cacace work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of economic reports that could influence when the Federal...

Gay weddings become reality in Hawaii with new law

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rod Powell, left, and Bob Eddinger pose for a photo in Honolulu on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 before signing papers to be married on the first day same-sex marriage became legal in their home state of Hawaii. The Hawaii state Department of Health issued 40 licenses...

Year-end signups crucial test for health care site

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 17, 2005 file photo, Mark McClellan is seen in Maple Grove, Minn. President Barack Obama’s new and improved health care website faces another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. And if HealthCare.gov gets overwhelmed...

NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Cranes salvage the last car from from a train derailment in the Bronx section of New York, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Federal authorities began righting the cars Monday morning as they started an exhaustive investigation into what caused a Metro-North commuter...

Americans turn to mobile devices for Cyber Monday

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Amazon.com employees pack up an outbound shipping truck at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on “Cyber Monday” the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, protesting fast food workers demonstrate outside a McDonald’s restaurant on New York’s Fifth Avenue, in New York. Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job Thursday, Dec....

Oklahoma adopts California-style quake precautions

December 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Nov. 26, 2013 photo is Matt Pryor at his insurance office in Oklahoma City. Business at Pryor’s Oklahoma City office has been brisk following temblors that struck near the city of Edmond, Okla., a bedroom community where residents are more...

NYC train derailment kills 4, hurts more than 60

December 1, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

National Transportation Safety Board board member Earl Weener speaks during a news conference alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, at the scene of a Metro-North passenger train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The...

Officials: Speed a factor in Walker’s deadly crash

December 1, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Sheriff’s deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the “Fast &...