- House and Senate negotiators reach two-year budget deal
- Congress seeks ban on in-flight calls
- Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy site sold to owners of Townhall, HotAir: report
- GM’s Barra to be first woman to run top American carmaker
- China: Poisonous smog is a military asset, if you think about it
- Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama
- Ron Paul on son Rand: ‘I think he probably will’ run for president
- Cold War heats up again in the Arctic: Russian airfield reactivated after 20 years
- 6-year-old boy suspended for sexual harassment over kiss
- Voters deciding Mass. congressional contest
Economy Briefs: Ford adds 1,200 jobs at Detroit-area plant
The news comes ahead of the Christmas season, which can account for up to 40 percent of retailers’ annual sales. Toys 'R' Us has focused on exclusive toys rather than discounts as it faces tough competition from online retailers like Amazon.com and discounters like Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Facebook co-founder sells $108M in stock
He sold the shares on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for proceeds of more than $108 million.
T-Mobile adds iPhone plans ahead of launch
NEW YORK | T-Mobile USA, the only “Big 4” phone company that doesn’t sell the iPhone, now wants to snag used ones from AT&T. Starting Wednesday, when Apple is expected to reveal a new iPhone model, T-Mobile will start advertising that AT&T iPhone owners who are out of contract can switch to T-Mobile.
Transocean, feds weighing possible $1.5B settlement
NEW ORLEANS — Transocean Ltd. and the U.S. Justice Department have discussed a $1.5 billion settlement that would resolve federal civil and criminal claims against the company over its role in a deadly 2010 rig explosion that spawned the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
But Switzerland-based Transocean said in a regulatory filing Monday that several issues, including the possible time period for payment, must be resolved before a deal can be completed.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports.
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- Obama takes 'selfie' at Mandela's funeral service
- Harry Reid's visa pressure cooker
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend's shopping jumps to his death
- CARSON: Why did the founders give us the Second Amendment?
- Obama lied about Syrian chemical attack, 'cherry-picked' intelligence: report
- Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's funeral
- Somber duty: U.S. presidents in hot demand at Mandela's memorial
- Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu backs out of Nelson Mandela funeral
- Obama's antics at Nelson Mandela tribute: Jovial conversation, handshake with Raul Castro
- American bourbon now better than Scottish whiskey: U.K.-born expert
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