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Obama shops at well-known Washington bookstore

November 30, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, pays for his purchase the the local bookstore Politics and Prose in northwest Washington, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped in Saturday at...

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S&P 500 gains for 8th straight week

November 29, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

This Nov. 28, 2013 photo released by Macy’s shows Wendy Landry, left, purchasing items from sales associate Ashley Smith at the Macy’s Lenox Black Friday store opening in Atlanta. In the pre-dawn hours Friday, as some early-rising shoppers were...

Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon

November 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

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...

For inaugural poet, a journey home to America

November 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, poet Richard Blanco speaks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington during the inauguration for President Barack Obama, left, and Vice President Joe Biden right. Blanco describes writing the inaugural poem in his new book, “For...

Los Alamos working to create national park

November 29, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

This undated image provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows the Quonset hut where the bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki was assembled. Tucked away in one of northern New Mexico’s pristine mountain canyons is the birthplaces of a top-secret...

Technology reveals what kind of shopper you are

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 23, 2013 file photo shows shoppers approach Old Navy store at Atlantic Terminal Mall in New York. Getting up early on Black Friday for a little shopping? Doing your part on Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, too? It’s all in...

Shoppers head out for Black Thursday

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Shoppers line up for door busters deals outside of Bealls in Paris, Texas, during Grey Thursday shopping, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Breaking the tradition of the annual Black Friday shopping holiday, dozens of major retailers are open on Thanksgiving Day this...

Holiday shopping season begins on Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

People wait outside the American Eagle store for it to open at the Citadel Outlets on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year’s biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are...

Scientists: Sun-grazing comet likely broke up

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this frame grab taken from enhanced video made by NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft, comet ISON, left, approaches the sun on Nov. 25, 2013. Comet Encke is shown just below ISON, The sun is to the right, just outside the frame. ISON, which was discovered a...

Battle for holiday shoppers heats up

November 28, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 14, 2004, file photo, a worker scans bar codes in the book warehouse area at the Amazon.com shipping and receiving facility in Fernley, Nev. Brick-and-mortar retailers like Wal-Mart and Best Buy for years have been contending with...