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Author Archives: Associated Press

Demand for bargain fizz bubbled up in 2009

Stock market and real estate bubbles may have deflated, but consumers still are looking for the frisson of fizz in their glasses. Just not the expensive stuff. While sales of Champagne from France have slipped considerably, figures for cheaper bubblies ...

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Protective order granted against Ravens’ LB Suggs

A judge has granted a protective order barring Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs from contact with the mother of his two children. Suggs agreed to the protective order and did not admit any wrongdoing. Baltimore District Judge Theodore Oshrine did ...

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Whitman pledges not in Craigslist contract

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Assurances that former eBay CEO Meg Whitman gave Craigslist’s officials before eBay bought into the online classifieds company were never put in writing, the founder of Craigslist acknowledged Friday. Under cross-examination in a lawsuit filed by eBay, ...

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Treasury pay czar limits pay at automakers, banks

The Obama administration’s pay czar is limiting the cash compensation for executives at companies that received the largest taxpayer bailouts to $500,000. The 25th through the 100th top earners at Citigroup, GMAC, American International Group and General Motors also must ...

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Craigslist founder says eBay reneged on promises

GEORGETOWN, Del. — The founder of the online classifieds site Craigslist says he began having concerns with eBay shortly after the online auction site took a minority stake in his company. Craig Newmark testified Thursday that within months of acquiring ...

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Judge rules Md. needs to send food stamps faster

A Baltimore judge has ordered Maryland to deliver food stamps sooner to poor families. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams on Thursday ordered the Department of Human Resources to comply by next year with a law requiring food stamp benefits ...

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Christmas tree growers see bargain hunters

RICHMOND, Va.  — The list of Christmas essentials still includes a tree, even if many people are hunting for bargains this year. “Our sales have been pretty good actually, better than I thought it would be with the economy dragging,” ...

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Jeweler says Tareq Salahi’s watch was fake

A watch turned over to a Virginia judge by the couple that crashed a White House party has turned out to be fake. Last week, Tareq Salahi was forced to give up his Patek Phillipe watch, which his lawyer said ...

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Md. judge muzzles Jon Gosselin in TLC dispute

A Maryland judge has ruled that Jon Gosselin must stop making media appearances that the TLC network says violates the celebrity dad’s contract. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Michael D. Mason ruled Thursday following a one-day hearing. Mason granted a preliminary ...

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