Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that hiring will pick up this year. The Labor D..
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China's economic might empowers Hu on return visit

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese President Hu Jintao's bargaining power has strengthened since he last visited Washington in 2006. He can credit China's explosive g..
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Southern bank deal may lead way for more combos

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A deal reached last month to combine two 100-year-old-plus banks in the South could be a sign of things to come across the region. ..
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AP sources: Wal-Mart to make, sell healthier foods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wal-Mart is expected to announce that it will reformulate thousands of products to make them healthier and push its suppliers to do the sam..
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Wal-Mart to make, sell healthier foods

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wal-Mart, the nation's largest grocer, says it will reformulate thousands of products to make them healthier and push its suppliers to do t..
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New programs addressing need for nurses in SWFL

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Nursing jobs remain in high demand across the nation and in Southwest Florida.The Florida Center for Nursing expects a steady increase in the need for nurses ove..
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Study: Recovering economy means increased traffic

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

HOUSTON (AP) — Just as Americans started worrying a little less about jobs and money, they got something new to fret about: More traffic. An a..
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Fifth Third posts 4Q profit; plans to repay TARP

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fifth Third Bancorp on Wednesday posted a fourth-quarter profit, reversing a year-ago loss, as revenue rose and delinquent and defaulted lo..
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Recall News: Potato chips, shrimp

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The following recall has been announced: —Certain packs of potato chips sold under the label "Valu Time Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips" by Ba..
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Grain futures mixed, livestock prices down

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures traded mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery gained 4 cents to $7.9725 a bushe..
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Obama, Hu spar over human rights, hail econ ties

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao sparred over human rights on Wednesday, with Obama declaring that Americans believe such rights are among "..
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FAA: Laser incidents soar, threaten planes

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 incidents occurred at Los Angeles International Airport last year in which the safety of planes was put at risk by people poi..
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Alcohol industry grapples with nutrition labeling

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pick up just about any beverage on store shelves and on the back of the packaging you'll find a numerical rundown of calories, carbs, et..
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Boston Scientific to pay up to $375M for Atritech

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. said Wednesday it will pay up to $375 million for Atritech Inc., which makes a device that ..
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Discovery Labs patents spray-form lung drug

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WARRINGTON, Pa (AP) — The drugmaker Discovery Laboratories said Wednesday it has received exclusive patent rights to a spray-based drug formulation for treat..
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American Express to cut jobs; higher 4Q earns seen

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

BOSTON (AP) — American Express said on Wednesday it expects to report a sharply higher fourth-quarter profit, although it will be reduced by charges from new..
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Citigroup names John Havens as president, COO

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup Inc. is promoting John Havens to president and chief operating officer, the latest step in the bank's efforts to overhaul its manag..
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Genentech says melanoma drug met study goal

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — The drugmaker Genentech said its cancer drug RG7204 improved survival for people with melanoma, and slowed the progress of the disease. ..
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2010 ends as 2nd worst year for home construction

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders are coming off their two worst years in more than a half-century, and the outlook for this year is only slightly better. ..
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Bacteria bigger threat to citrus than cold weather

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — While Florida farmers have lost some of their crop to cold weather for the second year in a row, they say a fast-spreading, incurable..
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