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J.C. Penney reports hefty 3Q loss

November 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, June 19, 2012 file photo, shoppers walk in a J.C. Penney story in Plano, Texas. J.C. Penney Co. reported a bigger-than-expected loss in the third quarter on plummeting sales as customers continue to reject its move get rid of blockbuster sales in favor of everyday low pricing, according to reports [&hellip...

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Colo., Wash. await federal response to pot measure

November 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, medical marijuana is packaged for sale in 1-gram packages at the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, in Seattle. Votes this week by Colorado and Washington to allow adult...

Gas rationing, shortage fray nerves in NYC

November 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A motorist pumps gas while people stand in line with containers to purchase gas on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Police were at gas stations to enforce a new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day that started in New York...

Obama: Compromise_ but not on tax cuts for rich

November 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama passes Vice President Joe Biden after speaking on the economy and the deficit, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — An economic calamity...

Stocks slide on Wall Street, extending sell-off

November 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, photo, Luke Scanlon, left, of MND Partners Inc. works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Financial markets settled down Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, after the turmoil of the previous day when concerns over the...

Fiscal cliff: Impasse on tax rates is big hurdle

November 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Nov. 7, 2012, photo House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress at the Capitol in Washington. President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an...

Weekly US jobless claims fall to 355K last week

November 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, photo, Carmen Nazario of Albany, N.Y., fills out an employment application during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to a seasonally...

NYC, Long Island to ration gas to ease fuel crunch

November 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Police officers help keep order at a Hess gas station in the Brooklyn borough of New York where gas is still scarce, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Fuel shortages and distribution delays that led to gas hoarding have prompted New York City and Long Island to...

Obama to visit Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand

November 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaks at his election night party, in Chicago. Fresh from his re-election, President Barack Obama will embark on a trip to Southeast Asia and become the first U.S. president to visit...

Claims about flood-damaged cars aren’t true

November 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE -In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, file photo, cars are submerged at the entrance to a parking garage in New York’s Financial District in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. Alarming claims that hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged cars from...