Archive for December 24th, 2012

Firefighters ambushed by gunman while responding to house fire

December 24, 2012
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Firefighters ambushed by gunman while responding to house fire

Residence near shooting and fire in Webster evacuated. (Max Schulte/Rochester Democrat&Chronicle via Twitter)
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Apps to help you achieve New Year’s resolutions

December 24, 2012
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(Reuters) – Whether it is improving health or managing finances better, about 87 percent of Americans will make resolutions for 2013 and there are plenty of apps to help them achieve their goals.
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Stocks fall as lawmakers doubt budget deal

December 24, 2012
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Stocks are down Wall Street amid concern that lawmakers will fail to reach a deal to stop the U.S. going over the so-called fiscal cliff.
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Stocks open lower as lawmakers doubt budget deal

December 24, 2012
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Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street amid concern that lawmakers will fail to reach a deal to stop the U.S. going over the so-called fiscal cliff.
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Snow threatens post-Christmas travel

December 24, 2012
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A huge storm that dumped heavy snow and rain on the West Coast is expected to move east and could spoil travel plans for people looking to return home the day after Christmas, which is considered one of the busiest travel days.
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Pro-gun rights petition U.S. to deport CNN’s Piers Morgan

December 24, 2012
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LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views.
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NRA chief LaPierre fires back at his critics

December 24, 2012
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National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre fired back at his critics today, defending his proposal to put armed guards in every school in the country as a way to prevent future tragedies like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took the lives of 20 children and six adults.
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U.S. Navy SEAL commander dies in Afghanistan

December 24, 2012
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The commander of an elite U.S. Navy SEAL unit has died in Afghanistan, the Defence Department said on Sunday, and a U.S. military official said his death was being investigated as a suspected suicide.
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China starts background checks on IPO applicants – paper

December 24, 2012
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has started to run checks on the more than 800 companies that have applied for domestic share sales, the latest move aimed at shortening the IPO waiting list and ease pressure on the stock market, the official China Securities Journal said.
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Decline of listed firms on London’s junior market slows

December 24, 2012
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LONDON (Reuters) – A decline in the number of companies listed on London‘s junior stock market eased this year and around half the companies that did leave were bought up or transferred to bigger exchanges, a Deloitte report shows.
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