News Archive for November 29, 2014

  • Ferguson Protests Spark More Than Dozen Arrests

    FERGUSON, Mo.—After a peaceable holiday, protesters still angered by the death of a young black man here last summer spilled into the frigid streets Friday, prompting police to arrest 15 demonstrators.

  • Lufthansa Pilots Warn of Strikes After Talks With Airline Break Down

    FRANKFURT—Pilots at Deutsche Lufthansa AG late Friday said fresh strikes were impending after the most recent round of talks between the airline and its pilots over retirement benefits broke down.

  • Fresh Signs of a Global Slump Pose a Challenge to U.S. Low-Growth Outlook Raises Questions Whether Weak Demand Could Dent American Economy

    Economic prospects are flagging across Europe, Japan and big emerging markets such as India, a turn that presents fresh challenges to the relatively robust U.S. economy at a time when the world needs a dependable growth engine.

  • Energy Quakes as OPEC Stands Pat

    Energy company stocks and the currencies of major oil-producing nations stumbled Friday as OPEC’s decision to maintain crude output levels despite a glut rippled across the globe.

  • Ebola Crisis Stretches Doctors Without Borders’ Means

    Eight months into the Ebola epidemic, the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders is still the most functional outfit in a dysfunctional global health system. Yet its outsize role in the crisis threatens to overwhelm what is still ...

  • Accessories Are the Latest Fashion for Investors

    Clothes may still make the man. But increasingly it seems any retailer’s duds will do.Amid cheaper gasoline and stronger economic data, a sense of optimism surrounds retail sales in the all-important fourth quarter.

  • Stockton: Bankruptcy Exit Should Move Ahead

    City leaders in Stockton, Calif., are urging a federal judge to let the city exit bankruptcy with a court-approved reorganization plan, despite an appeal of that proposal filed by mutual-fund giant Franklin Templeton Investments.

  • Calm Returns to Cleared Hong Kong Protest Site

    Hong Kong—The streets of Mong Kok returned to quiet Saturday, after overnight clashes between police and protesters in that area of Hong Kong, which earlier in the week had been cleared of a two-month-long demonstration site.

  • Hundreds of Ferguson Protesters March Through San Francisco

    OAKLAND, Calif.—Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown San Francisco streets packed with Black Friday shoppers to protest a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo.

  • Protesters Aim at Macy’s on Black Friday

    Demonstrators massed inside and outside Macy’s on Herald Square on Black Friday in a bid to flex economic power following a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

  • Westbrook Returns as Thunder Roll Over Knicks

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—The short-handed Knicks were blitzed in their post-Thanksgiving matchup Friday, losing by a score of 105-78 to the Thunder here in a game that was never close.

  • Venezuela Says 35 Prison Inmates Dead From Overdose

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Pressure is building on Venezuela’s government to fully investigate a rising number of deaths at an overcrowded prison, with human-rights activists questioning authorities’ claim of a mass drug overdose by dozens of ...

  • Lemon-Rosemary Roasted Chestnuts

    Total Time: 50 minutes Serves: 41 pound, 2 ounces fresh chestnuts in their shells2½ tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces4 sprigs rosemary, chopped

  • Chestnut Recipes for the Holidays—Or Any Day

    “CHESTNUTS TASTE like it’s cold out. They get me all worked up.” So writes the pastry chef of New York City’s Del Posto restaurant in his debut cookbook, “Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts.” I know just what he means. These days, I can’t get ...

  • Christmas Stollen

    Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 10 hours (includes soaking fruit overnight) Makes: 2 loaves½ cup golden raisins½ cup Zante currants⅓ cup dried cranberries

  • Fruitcake Upgrade: A Recipe for Christmas Stollen

    IT ARRIVED EVERY year in mid-December, a hefty brick of a package wrapped in red cellophane and tied with a thin ribbon. Inside was my Great-Aunt Barb’s stollen, a traditional German Christmas bread that she made in huge batches and sent ...

  • Mexican Comedian ‘Chespirito’ Dies at 85

    MEXICO CITY—Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the popular Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character “El Chavo del Ocho” that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday, the Televisa television ...

  • Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Can Return to NFL

    A former federal judge on Friday overturned the National Football League’s indefinite suspension of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, who was videotaped knocking out his fiancée in a hotel elevator earlier this year.

  • Missouri Governor to Call Special Legislative Session on Ferguson Funding

    FERGUSON, Mo.—Gov. Jay Nixon said late Friday he would call a special session of the state legislature to provide “critical” funding for the National Guard and Highway Patrol still on patrol in Ferguson after fiery riots earlier this week.

  • Trapped Under Snow, Boys Leaned on Each Other

    VALHALLA, N.Y.—Trapped under five feet of snow, waiting for rescue hour after hour, two boys kept up a steady conversation. Sometimes, they could hear the muffled voices of searchers passing by.

  • New York Football Has Seldom Been This Bad

    The Giants and Jets are both officially eliminated from playoff contention, meaning 2014 will be the third straight year with no local postseason NFL football.

  • Wal-Mart and Target Take Fight to Amazon for Holiday Sales

    After losing ground in past years to online competitors over Thanksgiving weekend, brick-and-mortar retailers are striking back by becoming more aggressive in pricing and selling goods on the Web.

  • Woodsy Vistas and Sailing in Mountain Lakes, N.J. Borough Has Woodsy Landscape, Nine Lakes and Century-Old Houses

    Between military postings, John Barr used to visit his sister in Mountain Lakes, N.J. When he left the military, he knew that was where he wanted to live.

  • Shopping Season Opener Brings Out Deal Seekers

    Women shopping on Black Friday at a Target in South Portland, Maine, check prices at other retailers on a phone. Brick-and-mortar stores are aiming to compete with the Web on prices.

  • Corrections & Amplifications

    OPEC decided Thursday to maintain its production target at 30 million barrels a day, a level it has rarely fallen below since 2004. The text in a chart accompanying a Page One articleabout the decision incorrectly referred to a daily target ...

  • Venezuela’s Maduro Plans To Slash Spending as Oil Price Drops

    CARACAS—Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced plans on Friday to cut public spending, beginning with his own salary, as the price of oil continues its slump.

  • Gov. Chris Christie Vetoes Pig-Crate Ban

    Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation Friday that would have banned the practice of confining pregnant pigs in crates, an issue that symbolizes the competing interests facing the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender.

  • Rio Tinto, BHP Chart Divergent Courses

    SYDNEY—As BHP Billiton Ltd. executives look to focus on a handful of natural resources, their counterparts at mining giant Rio Tinto PLC are taking a different tack.

  • Florida’s Hurricane Dry Spell Lasts

    As storm season comes to an end with Florida enjoying its modern-day record ninth consecutive season without a hurricane making landfall, many residents of the Sunshine State may not want to breathe easy just yet.

  • Stock Indexing Racks Up Another Triumphant Year

    It’s been another turkey of a year for stock pickers.Among all mutual funds that invest in big U.S. stocks like those in the S&P 500, only 9.3% are beating the index through Sept. 30, according to Denys Glushkov, a senior researcher at ...

  • Washington’s Quiet Bankruptcy Rewrite

    The holidays can be a magical time of year, especially for politicians who enjoy operating with little public scrutiny. On Monday the House is scheduled to vote on a bankruptcy plan for big banks that deserves more attention from taxpayers.

  • Illinois’s Pension Absurdity

    Republican Bruce Rauner has his work cut out rehabilitating Illinois from years of liberal-public union misrule, but now he may also have to cope with a willful state judiciary. Consider a lower court judge’s slipshod ruling last week ...

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