Archive for February 20th, 2013

Furloughs could hit 800K workers

February 20, 2013
By

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may have to shorten the workweek for the “vast majority” of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

Midwest bracing for massive winter storm

February 20, 2013
By

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of snow plows and salt spreaders took to the highways of the nation’s heartland Wednesday, preparing for a winter storm that could dump up to a foot of snow in some regions and bring dangerous freezing rain and sleet to others.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

Wall Street drops as energy sector drags

February 20, 2013
By

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, pressured by a drop in energy shares as investors found few reasons to buy equities following a rally that has propelled indexes close to all-time highs.
Read more »

Posted in Stock Market | Comments Off

Stocks slip following homebuilding slowdown

February 20, 2013
By

NEW YORK (AP) — Caterpillar helped drag the stock market lower Wednesday after the industrial giant reported weaker worldwide sales. A mixed report on housing also weighed on the market.
Read more »

Posted in Stock Market | Comments Off

‘Nonstop shouting’ at Pistorius home

February 20, 2013
By

PRETORIA (Reuters) – A witness heard “non-stop shouting” in the home of athletics star Oscar Pistorius shortly before his girlfriend was shot dead, the lead detective in the murder investigation said on Wednesday.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

Cadaver dogs search after Kansas City gas blast

February 20, 2013
By

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters with cadaver dogs were searching early Wednesday through the rubble of a popular restaurant flattened by a natural gas explosion and massive fire that sent black smoke high over Kansas City‘s upscale Country Club Plaza shopping and dining district.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

S&P warns risk of Cyprus default “material and rising”

February 20, 2013
By

LONDON (Reuters) – Cyprus faces a “material and rising risk” of defaulting on its sovereign debt, especially if the euro zone and International Monetary Fund do not come up with aid, rating agency Standard & Poor’s said on Wednesday.
Read more »

Posted in Stock Market | Comments Off

Insurer USAA can’t cash in on Residential Re cat bonds: S&P

February 20, 2013
By

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. insurer USAA will not be able to cash in on two of its catastrophe bonds, because losses from superstorm Sandy and other 2011 natural disasters were not high enough to trigger a payout, Standard & Poor’s said.
Read more »

Posted in Stock Market | Comments Off

Parents on chemicals: Does convenience trump concern?

February 20, 2013
By
Parents on chemicals: Does convenience trump concern?

Richard Carriero and his wife, Carrie. (Photo courtesy of Richard Carriero)
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

Official: Dogs search rubble after K.C. blast

February 20, 2013
By

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cadaver dogs searched through the smoldering rubble of a Kansas City restaurant after a gas explosion sparked a massive blaze Tuesday evening in an upscale shopping district.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off