- Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on rates
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 09/17/2014 - 01:02 AM
Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.
- Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 09/17/2014 - 12:49 AM
When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.
- 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 09/17/2014 - 12:03 AM
A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."
- House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 09:37 PM
The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.
- Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 09:32 PM
The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.
- House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 09:16 PM
Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care.
- House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 09:12 PM
The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
- Experts writing book on Islamic State group
Associated Press, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 07:31 PM
Two leading authorities on terrorism, Jessica Stern and J. M. Berger, are collaborating on a book about the Islamic State group.
- Ex-POW Jessica Lynch Starring in Christian Film
ABCNews, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 07:02 PM
West Virginia native, former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film
- Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 06:36 PM
Nearly everything else she owned was consumed by a fast-moving wildfire that destroyed her house, along with 100 other structures in the small Northern California timber town of Weed. In my head, I still see my couch and the living room floor. On Tuesday, she walked through the devastation alone, taking pictures with her pink smartphone of the high school baseball field and other landmarks. At her house, all that remained of three motorcycles, a piano and a chain saw were pieces of charred metal in the remnants of the garage. Stonecypher was afraid to look in the blackened fridge, which had been filled with meat from a trip to the grocery store.
- Survey finds skepticism about trade's benefits
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 06:17 PM
Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. But people in China and other developing countries are far more convinced that it delivers jobs a…
- Endo Int'l makes $1.4B offer for Auxilium Pharma
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 05:53 PM
Endo International PLC says it is making an unsolicited offer for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals that values Auxilium at $28.10 per share. The deal is worth $1.41 billion in cash and stock, based on Auxilium's shares outstanding.
- Anheuser-Busch, Visa voice NFL disapproval
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 05:16 PM
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.
- Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities dip
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 04:39 PM
Foreign buyers of U. S. Treasury securities trimmed their holdings in July after hitting a record level in June. The two biggest purchasers, China and Japan, both cut back.
- US stocks end higher ahead of Fed meeting results
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 04:10 PM
All 10 industry groups in the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose Tuesday, led by health care, utilities and energy companies. Fed policy makers have started a two-day meeting, and many investors are wondering if the central bank will indicate that it is moving closer to raising its key interest rate because the economy keeps strengthening.
- Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 03:42 PM
As Congress debates terrorism overseas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is finding time for an issue closer to home. Reid is working to ensure that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even though the government has spent $15 billion on it.
- Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 03:05 PM
A new study says a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately.
- American Airlines agents approve union
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/16/2014 - 02:59 PM
Customer-service agents at American Airlines voted overwhelmingly for union representation, reversing a narrow defeat for organized labor less than two years ago.