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Wal-Mart and Target: A tale of 2 discounters

November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE-In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, file photo, shoppers at a Target store in Chicago check the receipts of their purchases. Target’s third-quarter net income climbed 15 percent, helped by a gain related to the pending sale of its credit-card business. Heading into the critical holiday shopping season, the Minneapolis company’s outlook is...

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BP agrees to pay $4.5B; 3 employees charged

November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, center, arrives at a press conference followed by Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, far left, and lead by Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, top right, to speak about the 2010...

More American workers to pick their insurance

November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated image provided by Bloom Health shows the Bloom Health website. In a major shift in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, companies such as Sears Holdings Corp. and Darden Restaurants Inc. are giving employees a fixed amount of money and...

BP steadily moving beyond Gulf spill disaster

November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 file picture, BP PLC’s CEO Bob Dudley pauses during a results media conference at their headquarters in London. BP is not fully past the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers and...

Stocks close lower after weak retail reports

November 16, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Stock indexes are inching higher in early trading Thursday after U.S. retail giants Wal-Mart and Target turned in mixed earnings reports.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Obama responds warily to sex scandal, FBI probe

November 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding warily to his administration’s sudden sex scandal,...

Obama blasts senators: ‘They should go after me’

November 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov.14, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting an unflinching tone for his second term, President Barack...

Calif. panel rejects quake study near nuke plant

November 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Environmentalist Jim Brown, right, uses a bear’s inability to speak to exemplify “animals rights,” as he addresses the California Coastal Commission meeting in Santa Monica, Calif. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The California Coastal Commission...

House GOP picks woman for a top leadership post

November 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters after the House Republicans voted for their leadership for the next session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. He is flanked by Majority Leader Eric Cantor,...

US deplores murder of Honduran teen by military

November 15, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS LAST NAME SPELLING AND ADDS FIRST NAME ‘EBED’ – In this Oct 17, 2012 photo, an image of late Ebed Jaasiel Yanes, 15, sits on his bed at his parent’s home in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. According to his relatives, Yanes was killed...