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Winter-Blend Gas In Calif.: Gov. Brown Allows Winter Gas To Be Sold Early In Order To Bring Down Price

Sasha Bronner | December 7, 2012 | Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — California motorists faced another day of record-breaking gasoline prices Sunday, though relief appeared to be on the way. In its latest update early Sunday, AAA reported that the statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $4.655. Saturday's average of $4.6140 was the highest...

Huawei, Controversial Chinese Tech Firm That Once Partnered With Bain Capital, Slammed By GOP

Ryan Grim | October 8, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The House intelligence committee on Monday will release a damning investigation into the Chinese telecom firm Huawei Technologies, according to a "60 Minutes" investigation that aired Sunday night. A principal aim of the two-track media and political onslaught is to warn U.S. companies not to do...

U.S. Economy Least Ugly Dog In Ugly Dog Show: Seven And A Half Things To Know

Mark Gongloff | October 8, 2012 | Business
Thing One: Least-Bad In Show: If you think the U.S. economy is lousy, you should see the rest of the world. According to a goofily named set of indexes dreamed up by the Financial Times -- "Tiger," or Tracking Indices for the Global Economic Recovery -- the U.S....

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Launches To International Space Station

Adam Goldberg | December 7, 2012 | Science
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA. It was the second launch of a Dragon capsule to the orbiting lab by the California-based SpaceX company. The...

House Intelligence Committee Says China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat To U.S.

Adam Goldberg | December 7, 2012 | Technology
WASHINGTON — American companies should avoid doing business with China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee is warning in a report to be issued Monday. The panel says U.S. regulators should block mergers and acquisitions in this...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise With GDP But Slower To Fall During Recession, Study Finds

James Gerken | December 7, 2012 | Green
* New buildings, cars keep emissions up in a downturn * May need economic rethink of GDP, CO2 growth-study By Alister Doyle OSLO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions rise when economies expand but don't fall as quickly when recession strikes, perhaps because people stick with a higher-emitting lifestyle...

Jack Welch Denies Referencing White House In Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory Claim

Bonnie Kavoussi | March 8, 2013 | Business
Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch denied on Sunday that he had accused the White House of manipulating the September jobs report to help President Barack Obama's reelection chances. "Have never commented on White House in any tweets I can recall," Welch tweeted on Sunday.

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Pharmacy Linked To Outbreak Issues Voluntary Recall Of All Of Its Products

Adam Goldberg | October 7, 2012 | Healthy Living
ATLANTA -- The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure. The New England Compounding Center announced the recall Saturday. The company said in a news release that the move...

2012 Presidential Election: Obama, Romney Begin Final-Month Sprint

Chris Gentilviso | December 7, 2012 | Politics
LOS ANGELES — On a last dash for cash in the celebrity scene of California, President Barack Obama on Sunday took a good-natured shot as his own underwhelming debate performance, marveling at how his friends in the entertainment business could turn in flawless showings every time. "I can't always say...

Mitt Romney Spain Quip Adds To Foreign Policy Troubles

Chris Gentilviso | October 8, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney becomes president, he might need a crash course in Diplomacy 101. He irritated Britons and Palestinians during a summer tour abroad and has declared Russia to be America's No. 1 geopolitical foe. Just last week, the Republican candidate, who plans a foreign policy speech Monday,...

Amazon Once Offered To Buy Netflix For $12 Million, Book Says

Catharine Smith | December 7, 2012 | Technology
In late 1990s, Netflix was still a struggling start-up when CEO Reed Hastings flatly rejected Amazon's acquisition offer, according to an upcoming book.

ZNGA: Zynga Stock Drops On Weak Pivot To Mobile; Loss Of Casual Gamers Turns Serious

Catharine Smith | December 7, 2012 | Technology
By Malathi Nayak and Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zynga Inc's inexorable decline over the past six months, capped by a sharp reduction in its 2012 outlook on Thursday, has sharpened interest in what Chief Executive Mark Pincus will do next. Wall Street's excitement over a game publisher once...

Paul Krugman Blasts Media Over Presidential Debate: Press Can't 'Handle Flat-Out Untruths' (VIDEO)

Katherine Fung | October 7, 2012 | Media
Paul Krugman hammered the media over its handling of the first presidential debate, specifically what he said was its failure to fact-check Mitt Romney. President Obama's performance on Wednesday dominated the roundtable discussion on ABC News' "This Week" Sunday. Instead of piling criticism on Obama like other...

Newt Gingrich Endorses Jack Welch Conspiracy Theory About Obama Fudging Jobs Data (VIDEO)

Zach Carter | October 8, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Sunday on "Meet the Press" that the recent conspiracy theory about the Obama administration illegally tampering with jobs data "rings true." "It rings true on a deeper level, without getting into the conspiracy about the Bureau of Labor standards," Gingrich said,...

Pennsylvania Gas Drilling Research Has Received Over $19 Millon From Charities

James Gerken | December 7, 2012 | Green
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Citizens groups and nonprofits around the nation are asking questions about environmental and health impacts of natural gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and Pennsylvania charities are funding much of the debate, here and in other states. Foundations from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh have provided more than $19 million...

Hollande's Economic Plan Questioned By French In Face Of Austerity, Growth

Ryan Craggs | December 7, 2012 | World
By Mark John PARIS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Just five months after bringing Francois Hollande to power, many French voters are already despairing that he can deliver on the vision they voted for. It was always going to be tough for the Socialist leader to get France's stagnating economy back...

Supreme Court To Hear Monsanto Seed Dispute

James Gerken | October 7, 2012 | Green
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a dispute between a soybean farmer and Monsanto Co. over the company's efforts to limit farmers' use of its patented, genetically engineered Roundup Ready seeds. The justices said they will hear an appeal from Indiana farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman, who is...

'OpenDyslexic,' Free Font, Helps People With Dyslexia Read Online

Andres Jauregui | October 7, 2012 | Technology
OpenDyslexic, a free-to-use font created by Abelardo Gonzalez, aims to help people with dyslexia read online content easier. The open-sourced font features heavily-weighted bottoms to help give letters "gravity," thus curbing the brain's ability to rotate characters and make them look like other letters, explains the OpenDyslexic...

2012 Senate Ads Focus On Medicare, Obamacare, Debt

Chris Gentilviso | October 7, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- For critical Senate races, Republicans are turning to the playbook that served them so well in the 2010 elections. They're saturating the airwaves with political ads detailing the perils of "Obamacare" and the nation's growing debt. Democrats have added Medicare to the equation, trying to make the case...

Robert Gibbs: Mitt Romney's Budget Math Is 'Absolutely Crazy' (VIDEO)

Zach Carter | October 7, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Sunday lit into Mitt Romney's recent debate performance, calling the Republican presidential nominee's claims "fundamentally dishonest" and "absolutely crazy." "The underpinnings and foundations of that performance were fundamentally dishonest," Gibbs said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "He walked away...
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