New Orleans judge to handle most Gulf spill suits

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies over the..
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FDIC takes step toward cutting use of ratings

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have taken a first step toward eliminating the use of credit ratings in rules for banks, under a mandate of the new fina..
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Study: Personal income drops 7.1 percent in Naples

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Newly released data from a federal agency shows the southwest Florida community of Naples experiencing the largest drop in personal income among metro areas. Th..
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Stocks fall sharply as investors' gloom grows

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks and interest rates fell sharply Wednesday as more bad news chipped away at investors' view of the economy. The Dow Jone..
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Military eliminates jobs during tough economic times

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Nicole Groll

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,000 people in Norfolk, Va., and eliminate oth..
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Stocks rise, investors are upbeat about Fed moves

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

RISING HOPES: Stocks rose moderately as investors bet the Federal Reserve will restart some economic stimulus programs. The gain came a day before the Fed's monetar..
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Check your property value

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Property Appraiser's website has new preliminary numbers of the value of your home. Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson says TRIM notices won't come ..
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As 39,000 spill claims dangle, BP defers to feds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Sheryl Lindsay's wedding planner business is on the brink, crumbling with each cancellation over concerns about oil. Brides-to-be a..
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Grains futures mixed on the CBOT; Beef, pork mixed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — Agriculture futures were mixed Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery dropped 11.5 cents to $7.4375 ..
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New Fla. appellate courthouse called 'Taj Mahal'

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Christina Hernandez

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new $48 million state courthouse, derided by some as a "Taj Mahal," is being built in Tallahassee while most Florida courts are facing budget cuts. The S..
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As recovery loses speed, Fed mulls ways to help

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers are in a bind: they want to say and do things that will energize the economy, but in doing so they risk making..
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Wall Street closely watching Fed's next move

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers are pondering ways to jump-start the economic recovery. The trick: making sure whatever they do or say doesn't..
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Ore. AG, e-cigarette maker agree on halting sales

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Attorney General John Kroger says he has reached an agreement with a Florida-based manufacturer of electronic cigarettes to halt sa..
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Stocks inch higher as investors look to Fed

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are getting optimistic that the Federal Reserve will restart some of its economic stimulus measures. Stocks rose mod..
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US clot device advisory tells of patients' risks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — Medical filters that stop blood clots from reaching the lungs can move or break and cause life-threatening problems for patients, the governme..
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Merck discloses probe of foreign sales practices

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two federal agencies are probing drugmaker Merck & Co. for possibly violating anti-bribery laws in multiple foreign countries. ..
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FDA clot device advisory tells of patients' risks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

CHICAGO (AP) — Medical filters that stop blood clots from reaching the lungs can move or break and cause life-threatening problems for patients, the governme..
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DOJ says negotiations completed for $20B fund

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and BP announced Monday that they have finished negotiations to implement a $20 billion fund for victims of the Gulf..
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Gov't likely to keep big mortgage market role

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keeping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in business will cost taxpayers billions. But getting the federal government out of the mortgage busines..
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Chrysler sees smaller loss but tough work remains

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is stanching its losses, seeing increased demand for its cars and trucks and preparing for a major product rollout 14 months after em..
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