Judge delays fraud trial for financier Stanford

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By: WINK Administrator

HOUSTON (AP) — The upcoming trial of former Texas billionaire and financier R. Allen Stanford, accused of bilking investors out of $7 billion in a Ponzi sche..
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Good news? Recession slowed health care spending

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like good news: The recession slowed the growth of the nation's health care bill to the lowest levels ever measured. ..
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Panel: Massive oil spill could happen again

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Decisions intended to save time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk that triggered the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. hist..
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Oil findings boost chance of corp. criminal charge

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Legal experts say months of investigation by Gulf oil spill panels show there's a greater likelihood that criminal charges will be filed a..
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Antibiotic shown to relieve common bowel disorder

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — New research found two weeks of treatment with an antibiotic relieves symptoms for some sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome, a poorly under..
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Census: Number of poor may be millions higher

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously known, with 1 in 6 Americans — many of them 65 and older â..
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Grain futures, livestock prices trade mixed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures traded mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery added 19 cents to $8.0825 a bushe..
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Rick Hirsch named Miami Herald's managing editor

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

MIAMI (AP) — Rick Hirsch, a 30-year veteran of The Miami Herald, has been named the newspaper's managing editor. The announcement was made Wed..
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Brown & Brown buys Pacific Northwest companies

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Insurer Brown & Brown Inc. bought insurance firms Balcos Insurance Inc. and MCH Inc. for an undisclosed amount, the companies ..
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Jobs gain report sways Wall Street

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — A surprising jump in hiring is swaying stock and bond markets. An early decline in stock index futures was trimmed after payro..
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Data service shows strong December sales

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse data on retail revenue for Nov. 28 through Saturday compared with a year earlier and with pre-recession lev..
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Spending data show December sales strong

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans spent more on clothes, shoes, luxury goods and electronics in December than a year earlier, extending retail sales momentum that ha..
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Ala. judge preps for thousands of Chantix lawsuits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge in Birmingham is overseeing at least 1,200 lawsuits involving pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its stop-smoking d..
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Metro areas with the best and worst jobless rates

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The unemployment rate rose in more than two-thirds of the nation's 372 largest metro areas in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's a sharp reversal f..
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Unemployment rates for cities in the South

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The unemployment rate rose in more than two-thirds of the nation's 372 largest metro areas in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's a sharp reversal f..
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Gulf oil spill fund czar gets unlikely supporter

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana attorney suing BP over the Gulf oil spill opposes a request by fellow plaintiffs attorneys to rein in compensation fund czar K..
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Correction: Cancer-Blood Test story

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

BOSTON (AP) — In a Jan. 3 story about a test developed by Massachusetts General Hospital to find cancer cells in blood, The Associated Press erroneously desc..
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Unemployment rises in two-thirds of metro areas

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in more than two-thirds of the nation's largest metro areas in November, a sharp reversal from the previous month a..
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NY-based Allcare dental chain closes unexpectedly

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York-based dental chain has unexpectedly shut its offices nationwide because of apparent cash-flow problems. Patien..
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Ex-CEO says he's devastated by girlfriend's death

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The former CEO of Anheuser-Busch said the death of his girlfriend has been devastating and brought him to the brink of an even deeper depres..
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