Aug 1, 2015

Think tanks estimate economy contracted 2.1 percent in April-June

The economy likely contracted at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in April-June, the first negative growth in three quarters, due to weak personal consumption and exports, the latest estimates by 11 private think tanks showed Friday. Their average forecast for the nation’s April-June ...

Trump sought to import foreign workers

Aug 1, 2015

Trump sought to import foreign workers

Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff ...

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Aug 1, 2015

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the second ...

U.S. Marines declare Lockheed's F-35B ready for limited combat operations

Aug 1, 2015

U.S. Marines declare Lockheed's F-35B ready for limited combat operations

The U.S. Marine Corps declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter ready for limited combat operations, a milestone for the Pentagon’s costliest weapons program. “The F-35B’s ability to conduct operations from expeditionary airstrips or sea-based carriers provides our nation with its first ...

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Aug 1, 2015

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the ...