Ideal Weight or Happy Weight?

Ideal Weight or Happy Weight? Maybe you’ve been struggling — without success — to get down to the size you were in high school or on your wedding day. But do you really need to go that low? The truth, experts say, is that you can weigh more than your ideal weight and still be […]




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Peace Process: Back to Indirect Talks?

The United States is continuing its efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinian Authority together for talks which would lead to a peace agreement. Chief Israeli negotiator Yitzhak Molcho was in Washington on Thursday where he met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Special Envoy George Mitchell. According to State Department Spokesman Philip […]




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Protests, cyber-skirmishes rage over WikiLeaks

Pakistani protesters rally to condemn the arrest in London of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, seen in poster, during a protest in Multan, Pakistan, on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer) SymbolPriceChangeMA251.22+0.58V79.12+1.18{“s” : “ma,v”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} LONDON (AP) — Skirmishes raged across cyberspace Thursday between WikiLeaks supporters and the companies they […]




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Americans’ wealth grows, lifting hopes for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gradually but steadily, Americans are recovering their vast loss of wealth from the recession, thanks to larger stock portfolios. Household net worth grew 2.2 percent in the July-September quarter, fueled by a rally on Wall Street that catapulted stock prices. And stocks have risen more since the new quarter began Oct. 1, […]




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Treasury: Financial bailout income at $35 billion

SymbolPriceChangeAIG47.78+5.56GM33.74-0.71{“s” : “aig,gm”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s heavily criticized $700 billion financial rescue program has earned nearly $35 billion in income over the past two years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The data showed that income from the Troubled Asset Relief Program rose nearly 17 […]




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Human Rights Day: Deputy Foreign Minister Blasts ‘Lawfare’

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon held a press conference Thursday with Prof. Gerald Steinberg and Anne Herzberg of NGO Monitor on the exploitation and abuse of human rights, particularly with regard to NGOs and the use of ‘lawfare’ against Israel. The conference was timed to mark International Human Rights Day. At the event, NGO Monitor, […]




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Dell near $876 million deal for Compellent

SymbolPriceChangeCML28.98-4.67DELL13.67-0.01HPQ42.42-0.24{“s” : “cml,dell,hpq”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Computer maker Dell Inc. is close to acquiring data storage provider Compellent Technologies for about $876 million, the company said Thursday. The acquisition would extend a recent string of deals in the data storage industry as tech firms position themselves to […]




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Get 50 free 4×6-inch prints from Snapfish

One of Snapfish’s best coupons ever nets you 50 free prints and free shipping to boot. (Credit: HP) It’s the holiday season, and that means photos–lots and lots of photos. If you’re a traditionalist, you’ll want to print those photos to put in albums, share with friends, and all that. HP’s Snapfish service has a […]




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Mercury in Tuna Still a Concern, Consumer Reports Says

Mercury in Tuna Still a Concern, Consumer Reports Says Dec. 7, 2010 — Mercury levels in tuna remain too high, according to a new investigation by Consumer Reports. “Mercury in tuna is still a problem,” says Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, who was part of the team involved in the […]




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World stock markets higher on growth hopes

President Barack Obama is visible on the television screens in the Credit Suisse booth as trader Robert Moran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) LONDON (AP) — World stock markets mostly advanced Thursday as investors enjoyed the positive momentum from the extension of U.S. […]




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