Stocks mixed on last day of strong year for market

FILE – This file photo taken March 8, 2010, shows the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file) NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes were mixed Friday in quiet New Year’s Eve trading. The last day of the year contrasted with a sometimes gut-wrenching 2010. Despite investors’ concerns about the […]

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Cable fracas won’t bar fans from seeing bowl games

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2009 file photo, a Time Warner Cable truck is parked in New York. Time Warner Cable Inc. customers from Portland, Maine, to Pensacola, Fla., could lose access to one of their network TV stations 12:00 a.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, because of a contract dispute with Sinclair Broadcast […]

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Baby Fat May Predict Early Obesity

Baby Fat May Predict Early Obesity Dec. 31, 2010 — Chubbiness in babies may be a sign of good health, but it may also be a warning sign of obesity in early childhood. In a newly published study, babies who weighed the most at the age of 9 months tended to be among the heaviest […]

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New Israel Fund Reaches Out to Lawyers

The New Israel Fund is reaching out to attorneys by offering a seminar on finding common ground between Arabs and Jews “regarding the character and essence of the state [of Israel].” The State Attorneys Association passed on an invitation to its members – a move protested by the Land of Israel Legal Forum. Legal Forum […]

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Time Warner Cable says Big 4 shows to stay on-air

SymbolPriceChangeDTV40.090.00SBGI8.130.00TWC66.110.00{“s” : “dtv,sbgi,twc”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable Inc. said Thursday that its customers will still be able to view major programming from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox even if it can’t reach a deal with broadcaster Sinclair before their contract expires Friday at midnight. About four […]

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Tea off: India’s farmers say climate changing brew

An Indian laborer plucks tea leaves at a tea garden in Amchong tea estate, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Tea growers in northeastern India say climate change has hurt the country’s tea crop, leading not just to a drop in production but also subtly altering the flavor […]

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Test Evaluates Teen Athletes With Concussions

Test Evaluates Teen Athletes With Concussions Dec. 30, 2010 — High school athletes who undergo computerized neuropsychological testing of their brain function after suffering a concussion are more likely to be sidelined than other injured players, a new study shows. Researchers say that when computerized neuropsychological testing is used, athletes with concussions are less likely […]

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Israel is Doing Far Too Little to Fight Boycotts

According to Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, Israel should do a lot more when it comes to the international boycotts against it. Gerstenfeld, who is Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), took part on Thursday in the Ariel Conference for Law and Mass Media at the Ariel University Center […]

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JP Morgan Chase sued over Petters Ponzi scheme

SymbolPriceChangeJPM42.23-0.13{“s” : “jpm”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A court-appointed receiver trying to recover funds for victims of Tom Petters’ Ponzi scheme has sued JPMorgan Chase Co. for more than $300 million, alleging the bank should have known that money it seized from Petters was the result of fraud. […]

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Stock indexes headed lower on last day of year

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are taking profits after a strong year in the stock market. The Standard Poor’s 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average are both up 14 percent for the year, including dividends, as a result of solid corporate earnings. The Nasdaq composite index, meanwhile, is up about 18 percent for […]

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Soldier Attacked at Entrance to Kiryat Arba

An Israeli soldier was attacked and wounded by Arabs on Thursday evening at the entrance to Kiryat Arba. According to reports, the Arabs hit the soldier with various objects and threw a glass bottle at him, injuring him in the head. The assailants were arrested and turned over to the police for questioning. Following the […]

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Delta says its operation returning to normal

ATLANTA (AP) — The CEO of Delta Air Lines Inc. said on Thursday that most of the company’s operations have recovered from the big snowstorm on the East Coast this week. Richard Anderson said occupancy on Delta flights is still high. Airlines have been filling planes and running extra flights to move passengers stranded by […]

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