Category Archives: business

Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

By M.L. JOHNSON, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co Continue reading

Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonus

HONOLULU (AP) — Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back. Continue reading

Suzy Whaley becomes 1st female officer at PGA

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf’s old boy’s network. More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, the 48-year-old Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America’s history. Continue reading

Reports: Ferguson grand jury still undecided, reconvening Monday

By Jason Sickles, Yahoo Michael Brown Sr. Continue reading

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. The executive order signed Friday would prevent the deportation of about 4 million parents and guardians who lack the same legal status as their children. Continue reading

Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge N.Y. snow

By MICHAEL HILL BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. Continue reading

Taj Mahal offers to restore workers’ health care

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Trump Taj Mahal casino is offering to restore health insurance to its workers as part of a last-ditch effort to keep the struggling Atlantic City casino open. Trump Entertainment Resorts said Saturday it has offered to restore health insurance to its 3,000 workers for at least two years if the union will drop its appeal of a court order that canceled the health insurance and pension plan for casino workers Continue reading

‘Moment of truth’ nears in Iran nuclear talks

By Simon Sturdee and Siavosh Ghazi Vienna (AFP) – Iran and world powers still appeared a long way off from a nuclear deal late Saturday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and officials on both sides warning of major gaps two days before a deadline. “We’re working hard,” Kerry said in Vienna, “and we hope we’re making careful progress, but we have big gaps, we still have some serious gaps, which we’re working to close.” Kerry, who on Friday postponed a trip to Paris to remain in Vienna, met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday afternoon, their fourth meeting in three days Continue reading

St. Louis County fortifies police headquarters before Ferguson grand jury ruling

By Jason Sickles, Yahoo Workers put up barricades around the St. Continue reading

Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury decision on police shooting

By Daniel Wallis By Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) – Residents of a St. Louis suburb were braced on Saturday for a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen, a case that has triggered months of demonstrations and a national debate over police violence. With a grand jury verdict expected at any time, protest leaders and police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been taking steps to avert more street violence, especially if officer Darren Wilson is not indicted in the Aug. Continue reading