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January Rise in Consumer Prices Largest Since July

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Consumer prices rose by the most in six months in January, propelled by higher energy costs. But over the past year inflation has been flat, the lowest reading in more than a half-century.

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Lowe's 4Q Profit Falls Sharply as Shoppers Scrimp

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Lowe's Cos., the nation's second biggest home improvement retailert, said Friday its fourth-quarter profit dropped 60 percent and forecast 2009 earnings that are short of Wall Street's expectations.

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Wall Street Heads Toward Lower Opening

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Wall Street is poised to extend its losses a day after the Dow sank to its lowest level in more than six years and triggered a global sell-off overnight.

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TMZ Posts Photo It Claims Is A Beaten Rihanna

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A photo that appears to be Rihanna's face with bruises, scratches and swelling from an attack allegedly at the hands of boyfriend Chris Brown was posted Thursday night by the celebrity Web site TMZ.

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Gov. Schwarzenegger To Sign Budget-Balancing Bill

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called California lawmakers "courageous" in narrowly approving a massive tax increase along with cutting billions in spending in a package of bills that await his signature Friday.

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Black Ministers May Rethink Backing Sen. Burris

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Many of the city's most influential black pastors supported Roland Burris' appointment to the U.S. Senate, even though his name had been put forward by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Now that support may be waning.

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Jobless Hit With Bank Fees On Benefits

Posted: 02/20/2009 - For hundreds of thousands of workers losing their jobs during the recession, there's a new twist to their financial pain: Even as they're collecting unemployment benefits, they're paying bank fees just to get access to their money.

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Obama Tells Canada He Favors Free Trade

Posted: 02/20/2009 - On his maiden voyage outside U.S. borders as president, Barack Obama sought to reassure free-trading Canadians that his country is not cultivating a protectionist streak as its economy tanks and hemorrhages jobs.

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Frenetic Clinton Hits Asia Running

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Dashing through a kaleidoscopic tour of the far East in her first outing as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton is back in full campaign mode.

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Clyburn: Opposition to Stimulus is Slap in Face

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said Thursday he was insulted when the GOP governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina said they might not accept some of the money from the $787 billion stimulus package.

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FBI Tracks down Texas Financier in Fraud Case

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Texas financier R. Allen Stanford has surrendered his passport after being tracked down Thursday in Fredericksburg, Va. FBI agents have served him with legal papers in a multibillion-dollar fraud case, but he is not under arrest and is not in custody.

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President Obama Reassures Canada on Trade

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Pres. Barack Obama says he told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during talks in Ottawa that there is nothing in the stimulus package that would run counter to growing trade with Canada.

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Abortion Records Sent to Ousted Kansas Prosecutor

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Attorneys for abortion doctor George Tiller claim patient files and other abortion documents were mailed to former prosecutor Phill Kline's new address in Lynchburg, Va.

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Blunt's Announcement Sets Up Show-Me Showdown

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Former House Republican Whip Roy Blunt announced Thursday he will run for a Missouri Senate seat. It sets up a showdown between two of Missouri's prominent political families.

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Incoming KSU President Meets and Greets

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Dozens of people showed up for a meet-and-greet with incoming KSU president Dr. Kirk Schulz on the Manhattan campus Thursday.

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Medics Describe Horror of Conn. Chimp Attack

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Her hands looked like they were wrecked by a machine. Eyes wounded, hair yanked out. Face and scalp injuries so extensive, all the blood obscured whatever parts were left.

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NY Post Apologizes — to Some — Over Obama Cartoon

Posted: 02/19/2009 - After two days of protests, the New York Post apologized Thursday for a cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a violent chimpanzee gunned down by police.

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Gov. Schwarzenegger to Sign Budget-balancing Bill

Posted: 02/19/2009 - California lawmakers passed a massive tax increase Thursday along with making billions in spending cuts, ending a grueling week of negotiations over closing the state's $42 billion budget deficit.

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