Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This date in sports history for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Oct. 23 1949 — Don Doll of the Detroit Lions intercepts four passes in a 24-7 victory over the Chicago Cardinals. 1960 — Jim Martin of Detroit becomes the first kicker to kick two field goals over 50 yards in a game as the Lions beat the Baltimore Colts 30-17. 1971 — Greg Pruitt rushes […]

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

NEW YORK — Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The case was dismissed in April and the man, Paul Ceglia, is facing related criminal charges. Facebook Inc. […]

Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales

SAN FRANCISCO — The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple’s blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations. Excitement for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models sparked sales of 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter — a record for the months of July through September — and made […]

October 21, 2014 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged , | 1 Reply

US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks

WASHINGTON — A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending. The head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the deal Monday at a conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association in Las Vegas. FHFA Director […]

Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million. The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, also said Monday that it struck a leasing deal with European fashion retailer Primark. Its shares rose more than 22 […]

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages […]

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

DETROIT — A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes. Safety advocates […]

Not so fast cordcutters – cable’s not going anywhere

NEW YORK — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be […]

Horoscopes: Oct. 20, 2014

When presented with “before” and “after” pictures, do you often like the less polished “before” better? Think of today as the “before” picture. Maybe there is a lot you’d like to change about your world, but there’s an awful lot of good in the way things are now, too. The grounded Virgo moon encourages appreciation […]

I’m too scared to leave my abusive husband of 15 years

Dear Annie: I’ve been in an abusive marriage for nearly 15 years, and I can’t take another day. My husband has never hit me. It’s all mental and emotional abuse. He calls me horrible names in front of our children. He has constant tantrums where he screams, throws things, breaks things and threatens me, saying […]

Bridge Oct 20

FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014 THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder THE OBVIOUS MAY BE WRONG Oswald Spengler, a German philosopher who died in 1936, said, “The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.” That is a perfect way to lead into this week’s deals, in which the “obvious” play […]