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Fearing ‘cliff,’ investors finish brutal week

November 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE -In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, file photo, Robert Nelson II of Barclays, left, and Fady Tanios of Raven Securities work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is peering over the “fiscal cliff” and feeling vertigo. The stock [&hellip...

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He called it, and now Silver’s a pop-culture star

November 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Nate Silver holds his phone as he sits on the stairs with his laptop computer at a hotel in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The 34-year-old statistician, unabashed numbers geek, author and creator of the much-read FiveThirtyEight blog at The New York Times,...

Feds drop sex abuse case against Syracuse’s Fine

November 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, former Syracuse ball boy Bobby Davis poses for a photo before an interview in Syracuse, N.Y. Federal authorities have dropped their investigation into sexual abuse claims that cost Syracuse University assistant...

J.C. Penney reports hefty 3Q loss

November 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

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...

Colo., Wash. await federal response to pot measure

November 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...