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Chevron’s CEO: Affordable energy is crucial

December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 photo, Chevron CEO John Watson talks during an interview, in New York. Watson, 55, a California native and Chevron lifer, joined the company in 1980 as a financial analyst. Before becoming CEO in 2010 he was vice chairman in charge of strategic planning, business development and mergers and acquisitions. [&hellip...

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Fiscal cliff whipsaws stocks; confidence dims

December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, photo, Daniel Kryger, left, and Kevin Lodewick Jr., right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are edging higher on Thursday as hopes dim that a budget deal will be reached before a deadline...

US consumers lose confidence as fiscal cliff nears

December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, photo, a couple descend an escalator while shopping at an H& M store, in Atlanta. U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect...

Storm’s high winds, snow, sleet lash Northeast

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Ian Rone, 12, surprises Alena Byrn. 16, with a face full of flakes while snowball fighting at the Overton Shell, Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. Memphis managed to avoid the heavy snow that blanketed much of Arkansas, but Overton park was bustling...

Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO’s new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush...

Cliff looms: Kicking the Can, Washington-style

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, file photo, speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington. Lawmakers...

Minn. soda shop rebuked for stocking candy smokes

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Co-owner of Lynden’s Soda Fountain, Tobi Lynden, holds boxes of candy cigarettes, in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Lynden’s Soda Fountain was cited for selling candy cigarette’s to kids. The candy cigarettes are no longer...

Lion habitat features big cats that worked at MGM

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2012, A lion cub looks up from a nursing area at the Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, Nev. The habitat used to provide lions to the lion habitat at the MGM Grand but is now open to the public. The MGM’s lion habitat closed...

Delays litter long road to vehicle rearview rules

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 photo, Paul and Judy Neiman hold a photo of their daughter, Sydnee, in her bedroom at their home in West Richland, Wash. Sydnee died in late 2011 after Judy accidentally backed over her with her SUV. Although there is a law in...

Settlement reached in Toyota acceleration cases

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this photo taken June 25, 2011, file photo, Toyota keys sit in a fish bowl at the Toyota of Tampa Bay dealership in Tampa, Fla. A plaintiffs’ attorney on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, says Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a settlement in a...