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IBM’s results lift Dow average to a 5-year high

January 23, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

A specialist checks a screen as his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. World stock markets fell Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013 ahead of a U.S. vote on raising the nation’s borrowing limit. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — Strong earnings from tech giants nudged the stock [&hellip...

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Small business uneasy about tax collection bills

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, photo, CEO and President Mike Faith of Headsets.com checks his inventory in his offices in San Francisco. Headsets.com, might have to hire two staffers to handle the administrative work if what’s called remote tax...

AP sources: Pentagon opens combat roles to women

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 19, 2013 file photo shows Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaking during a news conference in London. Panetta has removed US military ban on women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)...

Sundance stars sound off on gun violence in film

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

From left, actresses Ellen Page, Brit Marling, director Zal Batmanglij and actor Alexander Skarsgard, from the film “The East” pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by...

Coast Guardsman in custody after disappearance

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This is an undated photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, of Petty Officer 1st Class Russell Matthews. Matthews, a Coast Guardsman who disappeared more than three months ago and showed up at his home over the weekend, is in military custody at Pearl Harbor...

After shootings, states rethink mental health cuts

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Caseworker Cheryl Boone talks to a client during a therapy session at the Johnson County Mental Health Center Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Shawnee, Kan. Lawmakers across the nation are rethinking cuts in mental health care spending in the wake of recent...

Women have caught up to men on lung cancer risk

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 20, 2006 file photo, a woman smokes a cigarette during a break from work in downtown Chicago. New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine’s issue coming out Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, finds that women who smoke...

Army general defers plea at hearing on sex charges

January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, left, leaves a Fort Bragg, N.C. courthouse with a member of his defense team, Maj. Elizabeth Ramsey, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, after he deferred entering a plea at his arraignment on charges of fraud, forcible sodomy,...

Obama’s lofty inaugural ideals run into reality

January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama during their dance at the Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn...

Biden meets with Democrats, stoking 2016 chatter

January 22, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2013, photo, Vice President Joe Biden reacts with his wife, Jill, as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue en route to the White House, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, during the Inaugural Parade during the 57th Presidential...