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  • Local Abortion Clinic Forced To Close Doors After Lawsuit

    11/08/2011 11:36:08 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 5 replies
    WLNS ^ | 11-7-2011 | Stacia Mullaney
    Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit Monday against the Health Care Clinic in Delta Township and the affiliated Women's Choice Clinic in Saginaw, forcing the local abortion clinic to close its doors. The court order to shut down operations came after the attorney general said an investigation showed a number of violations. Schuette hopes to keep the clinic's doors from ever opening again. "Doesn't matter whether you're an abortion clinic or a podiatrist, there are state regulations that you have to follow that must be enforced. That's what this case is all about," said Joy Yearout, spokeswoman. Yearout, a...
  • 2012 race likely to be close, tough, maybe brutal

    11/05/2011 10:35:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/5/11 | Charles Babington - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — One year to go until Election Day and the Republican presidential field is deeply unsettled, leaving President Barack Obama only to guess who his opponent will be. But the race's contours are starting to come into view. It's virtually certain that the campaign will be a close, grinding affair, markedly different from the 2008 race. It will play out amid widespread economic anxiety and heightened public resentment of government and politicians. Americans who were drawn to the drama of Obama's barrier-breaking battle with Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the up-and-down fortunes of John McCain and Sarah Palin, are...
  • Borders to Shut Down

    07/18/2011 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Drudge ^ | 7/18/20111 | MIKE SPECTOR
    Borders Group Inc. said it would liquidate after the second-largest U.S. bookstore chain failed to receive any offers to save it. Borders, which employs about 10,700 people, scrapped a bankruptcy-court auction scheduled for Tuesday amid the dearth of bids. The chain said it will ask a judge Thursday to approve a sale to liquidators led by Hilco Merchant Resources and Gordon Brothers Group. The liquidation of the company's remaining 399 stores could start as soon as Friday, and the chain is expected to go out of business for good by the end of September, the company said.
  • People protest, US embassy and consulate will close on Friday in Pakistan

    03/17/2011 5:49:21 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    us embessy ^ | 17 march 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, 17 March 2011, releasing of US citizen Raymond Davis from central Jail Lahore different political parties start protest in different cities .in current situation Us embassy announced closure of consulates in Pakistan . According to us embassy The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulates General in Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar will be closed on Friday, March 18, 2011. The Embassy will issue an updated Warden Message when the Embassy and the Consulates General reopen for routine business. Us embassy also warned us citizen to restrict their travel in Pakistan. The Embassy reiterates its advice to all U.S....
  • Abercrombie & Fitch to Close 56 Stores

    02/15/2011 8:25:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    retail ^ | 12/15/11 | stuff
    Abercrombie & Fitch has had strong financial results since mid-2010, but it was one of the slowest major retailers to respond to the new reality of the recession, and as a result its recovery lagged far behind most of its competitors.
  • U.S. Postal Service to close 2,000 post offices

    01/24/2011 8:16:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    U.S. Postal Service to close 2,000 post officesBy Dow Jones Newswires-Wall Street Journal Posted today at 7:13 a.m. With red ink showing no sign of stopping, the U.S. Postal Service is hoping to ramp up a cost-cutting program that is already eliciting yelps of pain around the country. Beginning in March, the agency will start the process of closing as many as 2,000 post offices, on top of the 491 it said it would close starting at the end of last year. In addition, it is reviewing another 16,000 — half of the nation’s existing post offices — that are...
  • Behar: So what? I call all my close friends “bitches”

    10/28/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/28/10 | Michelle Malkin
    There is no “apology.” So I’m not sure why Mediaite headlines its latest Joy Behar video, “Joy Behar Apologizes For Calling Sharron Angle ‘Bitch;’ Says It’s ‘A Term Of Endearment.’ In fact, the non-”apology” shows that in addition to being a foul-mouthed, spewing shrew, Behar is also an inveterate coward who won’t take responsibility for her words:
  • Regulators Close 6 Banks In Fla., Ga., Ill., Kan.

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regulators on Friday shut down a total of six banks in Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Kansas, lifting to 138 the number of U.S. banks that have fallen this year as soured loans have mounted and the economy has sputtered. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over the banks, the largest of which by far was Hillcrest Bank, based in Overland Park, Kan., with $1.6 billion in assets. A newly chartered bank subsidiary of Boston-based NBH Holdings Corp. was set up to take over Hillcrest's assets and deposits. The new subsidiary is called Hillcrest Bank N.A.
  • Winn-Dixie to close 30 stores; 120 corporate jobs being eliminated (MMM...MMM...MMM)

    07/28/2010 10:49:51 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 38 replies · 3+ views
    Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. on Tuesday announced it will close 30 of its 514 stores, and cut 120 jobs in its corporate and field support staffs as it deals with a continued weak economy. The Jacksonville-based supermarket chain wouldn't say which stores are closing until company officials can inform the employees involved, which should happen by the end of Wednesday. The stores being closed "can't operate efficiently or profitably" in this economy, CEO Peter Lynch said. "We just don't see a lot of good things down the road," he said. "These steps are being taken to position the company for another...
  • Burger King to Close in Israel

    05/16/2010 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,229+ views
    inn ^ | 5/16/10 | Malkah Fleisher
    American fast food chain Burger King will cease making its famous Whoppers in Israel, almost 20 years after opening in the Jewish state. Orgad Holdings, Burger King's Israeli franchise, announced Sunday that Israel's 52 Burger Kings will be converted to Burger Ranches, and will stop operating in August. A press release by the company – which owns both restaurant chains – said their research indicates that Israelis prefer the taste of Burger Ranch to that of Burger King. Among both, many eateries are kosher.
  • Official Underscores Commitment to Close Detention Center

    07/29/2009 4:27:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 181+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2009 – The Defense Department remains committed to meeting President Barack Obama’s one-year timeline to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Pentagon’s top lawyer said yesterday. “A bipartisan cross section of distinguished Americans has called for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and has done so for a period of years,” Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department’s general counsel, said before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The president imposed a deadline on us for closing Guantanamo Bay, and we remain committed to meeting that deadline, and we’re confident we’ll get the job done.”...
  • Poll finds most Americans oppose the closing of Gitmo

    06/02/2009 11:29:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 406+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-02-09 | Wordsmith
    A painted marker in a recreation yard points the direction to Mecca at Camp Delta where detainees are held at the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, January 18, 2006. REUTERS/Joe Skipper While Dick Cheney is not backing down from his claims regarding enhanced interrogations conducted in the early days of the war on terror, a recent poll, for whatever these are worth, has it that most Americans are in agreement with Dick Cheney's belief that Guantanamo should remain open for business, the least bad option. USA Today: WASHINGTON — Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to closing the detention center...
  • Obama Orders Gitmo Closed Same Day Freed Gitmo Terrorist ID'd As Al Qaeda Chief

    01/23/2009 3:03:03 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 13 replies · 257+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | January 23, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Barack Obama is the top fool of what has become a nation of fools. Nothing can be a clearer demonstration of that fact than his order to close the Guatanamo Bay terrorist detention facility. He's ordering it closed before anyone knows what to do with the remaining 245 detainees - many of them the hardest of the hard cases. Bush, too, had said he wanted to shut down Guantanamo. It never happened on his watch, amid the questions that must be answered to do so: Can other countries be persuaded to take some of the 245 men still be held...
  • Freep this FOX poll [Do you agree with Obama's decision to close Gitmo?]

    01/13/2009 8:10:32 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 40 replies · 1,094+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 1/12/09
  • Hamas Rocket Attacks Close Schools

    01/11/2009 8:50:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 325+ views
    ORT America ^ | 1-11-09 | staff
    Three schools in ORT’s Kadima Mada (Science Journey) program have been temporarily closed in the face of continued Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza. This security measure has already saved lives. A long-range Grad missile, its warhead packed with ball bearings to inflict greater harm, pierced the concrete roof of a ninth grade classroom at the Makif Alef High School in central Beersheva last week but the school was empty and no one was injured. Normally, the classroom seats nearly 40 children. The rocket attack on Beersheva, some 40 kilometers from Gaza, was a shocking new development showing the greater offensive...
  • Economy hitting small colleges hard, some to close (Hussein Obomber's Harvard on the skids?)

    11/17/2008 7:15:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1,155+ views
    NH Register ^ | 11/17/08
    Economy hitting small colleges hard, some to closeMonday, November 17, 2008 6:22 AM EST Associated Press For 15 years, Cascade College in Portland, Ore., struggled to find the fuels that any college needs: students to pay tuition and donors to help build an endowment. Then came the global economic meltdown, and suddenly that struggle became an impossibility. Late last month, the small Christian college with just 280 students and $4 million in debt announced it would have to shut down at the end of the current academic year. Colleges are remarkably resilient institutions. Princeton University’s Nassau Hall still bears the...
  • A Key U.S. Military Base in Iraq to Close

    10/23/2008 9:41:53 PM PDT · by pasr · 15 replies · 1,005+ views
    US New & World Report ^ | 10/22/08 | Alex Kingsbury
    FALLUJAH, IRAQ-- Anbar Province has been the site of some of the Iraq war's darkest episodes, but in a sign of how much violence has dropped here, one of the main U.S. bases is closing its gates. Camp Fallujah, the sprawling, 2,000-acre facility located just outside the city, will be fully stripped of U.S. equipment in February. The U.S. command here will depart on November 14, leaving behind a skeleton crew to clean up. It's bittersweet for many of the marines, some of whom have spent more time within the barbed wire and concrete perimeter over the past few years...
  • ABC News/WashPost Poll: Candidates Inch Closer

    09/30/2008 4:16:37 PM PDT · by · 96 replies · 3,461+ views ^ | September 30, 2008 | Mark Halperin
    National numbers released Tuesday evening show: Obama 50, McCain 46 Comes after Sept. 22 poll found Obama 52, McCain 43.
  • Depends on the Meaning of Close

    09/26/2008 1:18:18 PM PDT · by princess leah · 3 replies · 555+ views
    The weekly standard ^ | 09/25/08 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Yesterday afternoon, I went to CNN to talk about bailout politics. When I arrived, I was surprised to learn from the other two panelists--CNN's Gloria Borger and the Washington Post's Dana Milbank--that a deal on an amended version of the Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan was close. I was surprised because I had been hearing the opposite--that House Republicans were increasingly opposed to a deal and that such a deal seemed less likely yesterday than it was when the plan was originally proposed. But others, including the Associated Press, were reporting that a deal was imminent.
  • Does this photo look fake to anybody?

    09/11/2008 5:59:36 AM PDT · by mazack · 75 replies · 177+ views
    Photo via Drudge Report ^ | September 11, 2008 | mazack
    Right now on Drudge there is a photo of McCain and Palin above the link, "Palin, McCain to spend more time together than apart..." Is it just me, or does the photo look incredibly fake? The photo in question: