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Wall Street Tumbles in Early Trading

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Stocks tumbled Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials near their November lows as investors grew more doubtful that the government can quickly turn around the still-weakening economy.

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Wal-Mart's 4Q Earnings Decline 7%

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says its fourth-quarter profit has fallen 7%. The world's largest retailer saw its results hurt by the strong dollar and a charge that stemmed from settling a labor lawsuit.

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Iraqi Women Get Posts, But Want Power And Respect

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Women candidates are expected to fill many of the seats on provincial governing councils when results of last month's nationwide elections are certified later this week. But winning public acceptance in this male-dominated society is another matter.

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AP Sources: UAW, GM Make Progress in Auto Talks

Posted: 02/17/2009 - With a government-imposed deadline for its restructuring plan just a day away, General Motors Corp. was making progress Monday in concession talks with debtholders and its main union, but deals may not come until after the deadline passes.

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Huge Chimp Shot Dead After Mauling Woman In Conn.

Posted: 02/17/2009 - A highly trained 200-pound chimpanzee who once starred in TV commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola was shot dead by police after a violent rampage that left a friend of its owner badly mauled.

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Fallen Oil Prices A Chink In Sarah Palin's Armor

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's first two years in office have been called a time of milk and honey, when the resource-rich state was flush with wealth from record oil prices.

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Teammates Will Join A-Rod At 1st Press Conference

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Alex Rodriguez will hold a news conference today at 1:30 p.m. EST at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. A-Rod is due to appear under the tent behind the third-base stands to address his admission last week that he used banned drugs.

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Phelps Won't Face Pot Charge After Photo Ordeal

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Michael Phelps hardly emerged unscathed after a photo surfaced showing him smoking from a marijuana pipe: It cost him a major endorsement and a three-month competition suspension.

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Clinton Warns NKorea On Missile Launch

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday warned North Korea against following through on a threatened missile launch, saying it would damage its prospects for improved relations with the United States and the world.

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Wall Street Poised for Lower Opening Tuesday

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Investors uneasy about the government's ability to quickly turn the economy around were poised to keep selling Tuesday when stock trading begins for the week.

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Obama Poised To Sign Stimulus Into Law

Updated: 02/17/2009 - President Barack Obama is ready to sign into law the most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan meant to reinvigorate job creation, consumer spending and public optimism. Add the bill to an ever-growing deficit.

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Obama Poised to Sign Stimulus into Law

Posted: 02/17/2009 - President Barack Obama is ready to sign into law the most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan meant to reinvigorate job creation, consumer spending and public optimism. Add the bill to an ever-growing deficit.

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WIBW-TV Makes Switch to Digital

Updated: 02/16/2009 - WIBW-TV fully converted from analog to digital broadcasting at 6:20 pm Monday. Making the change meant taking time to assist viewers with the process.

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L'Oreal 2008 Net Profit Falls 27 Percent

Posted: 02/16/2009 - French cosmetics maker L'Oreal said Monday that annual net profit fell 27 percent after disappointing American holiday sales, although the figures from a year earlier were boosted by a one-off gain.

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UAW, GM Make Progress in Auto Talks

Posted: 02/16/2009 - With a government-imposed deadline for its restructuring plan just a day away, General Motors Corp. was making progress Monday in concession talks with debtholders and its main union, but deals may not come until after the deadline passes, according to people briefed on the situation.

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Scientists Dig for the Guts of Earthquakes

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Scientists are pursuing earthquakes deep into their subterranean lairs, studying them on land and below the sea. Yet, confronted with the question of when and where the "next big one" will occur, an uncomfortable silence sets in.

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Study: 'Astonishing Richness' in Polar Sea Species

Posted: 02/16/2009 - The polar oceans are not biological deserts after all. A marine census released Monday documented 7,500 species in the Antarctic and 5,500 in the Arctic, including several hundred that researchers believe could be new to science.

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California Lawmakers Seek One Vote to Pass Budget Fix

Posted: 02/16/2009 - California lawmakers on Monday were locked in a frustrating search for one more vote to approve a $42 billion budget-balancing plan state leaders say is needed to stave off fiscal disaster.

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Japan's Economy Shrinks at Fastest Rate in 35 Years

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Strangled by the collapse in global export demand, Japan's economy shrank at its fastest rate in 35 years in the fourth quarter and shows no signs of reversing course anytime soon.

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Texas Horse Team Ends Search for Haleigh

Posted: 02/16/2009 - The Texas based EquuSearch finished its ground search Monday afternoon, saying "it's heartbreaking to leave without finding her."

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Free Dental Work Offered in Manhattan This Weekend

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Licensed dentists and hygienists from the clinic will be at the United States National Guard Armory at 721 Levee Drive, offering free dental work to low income families and individuals.

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Auschwitz Plans put on Display in Berlin

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Architectural plans for the Nazi death camp Auschwitz that were discovered in Berlin last year go on public display in the German capital on Tuesday.

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