May 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama said Friday he wanted to put more Americans to work by slashing the amount of time it takes to grant federal approval for big job-creating projects. But Obama's choice of venue for his remarks - a Baltimore company that makes mining and pumping equipment - provided fodder for Republicans. They noted that the company president had, just the day before, testified on Capitol Hill in support of the Keystone XL pipeline, which the Obama administration has delayed for years over environmental concerns.
May 15, 2013 |
Subaru is recalling almost 5,400 cars to correct a problem that can cause a loss of steering in the vehicles. The automaker is recalling 5,379 Outback and Legacy cars from the 2013 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the inner and outer shafts of the steering column can become disconnected. That would cause the cars to lose the ability to steer, the agency said in a statement. No crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the defect, said Michael McHale, a Subaru spokesman.
May 13, 2013 |
An estimated 340,000 Ford Super Duty pickup trucks are the subject of a federal investigation into potential loss of steering in the vehicles. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration said it opened the investigation on May 7 to look into complaints that the trucks' steering gear box can fail, leading to “a complete loss of steering control.” The issue affects only Ford's F250 and F350 Super Duty pickup trucks from model year...
May 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An influential network of some of the country's wealthiest liberal political donors is steering resources to an advocacy group backing President Obama's agenda and to organizations working to pass immigration reform, providing a surge of money that could boost the president's legislative goals. Democracy Alliance, an invitation-only group that makes funding recommendations to its members, selected the pro-Obama Organizing for Action and immigration reform groups such as the National Immigration Forum as some of its top 2013 priorities at its spring conference in Laguna Beach last week, according to leaders of the organization.
April 2, 2013 |
General Motors is recalling some model year 2013 Buick Encores with steering wheel fasteners that may not have been properly installed. The problem could cause the steering wheel to come loose or separate from the steering column. If the steering wheel separates from the steering column while driving, the ability to steer could be lost, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall involves 144 Encores equipped with a heated steering wheel and manufactured between Dec. 9 and Dec. 28. GM issued a statement about the recall, saying there were no known crashes or injuries related to the problem.
March 31, 2013 |
The Dodgers will start their season Monday with a record payroll of $230 million. But when they take the field at Dodger Stadium to face the San Francisco Giants, they are expected to do so with a shortstop earning $494,000. For all the money the Dodgers have spent in the last year adding star attractions such as Adrian Gonzalez and Zack Greinke, they will be depending on unheralded players at some key positions - Justin Sellers at shortstop, Luis Cruz at third base, Mark Ellis at second base and A.J. Ellis at catcher.
February 28, 2013 |
They packed St. Peter's Square when he was named the new pope, and they came again by the thousands to see him off. On the eve of his retirement as head of the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the joy and burden of leadership Wednesday at a final general audience on which cheering devotees and a late-winter sun both smiled warmly. The eight years of his papacy, Benedict told the crowd, had been a grand journey, sometimes smooth, sometimes turbulent, but always steered by God. "The Lord did not let us founder....
February 25, 2013 |
If your dad advises you not to go into the family business, it's perhaps understandable when the family business happens to be fighting fires or window-washing skyscrapers. But it might seem odd that Raul and Mexia Hernández's dad urged his sons not to become musicians. Music, after all, has been very good not only to their father, Hernán Hernández, but also to his brothers and cousins who make up the superstar Mexican norteño band Los Tigres del Norte. "One thing my dad always mentioned to us was the sacrifices you have to make, being away from your family, and kind of missing those things, the graduations, the soccer games," Mexia recalled recently.
January 13, 2013 |
Dear Liz: Recently, someone from an insurance company proposed that I stop investing through my 401(k) at work and instead invest in his insurance company contract with after-tax dollars. He claims the funds would be guaranteed so that I would never lose principal, although there would be a cap on how much I could make in any given year. His claim is that it is better to forgo the tax deduction I would get from my 401(k) contributions so that I can take the money out of this contract tax-free in 20 or 30 years.
December 16, 2012 |
Pro-gun voices were scarce on Sunday's political talk shows, where the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. was virtually the only subject of conversation. It wasn't for lack of trying. NBC's “Meet the Press” featured an appearance by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the most outspoken gun control advocates in the country, who reiterated his call for action on the issue from President Obama. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein also stopped by the show and vowed to introduce an assault weapons ban on the first day of the new Congress.