- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
Indonesia court frees U.S. mining executives
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A court ruled Thursday that detaining five executives of Newmont Mining Corp. was illegal, and the head of the Denver-based mining giant said he was optimistic the company and its employees would be exonerated of pollution charges at its Indonesian gold mine. CEO Wayne Murdy acknowledged that the Indonesian mine released 17 tons of waste mercury into the air and 16 tons into the water over five years. But he said the emissions were within Indonesian government standards.
Dollar reaches record low against euro
BERLIN -- The dollar hit an all-time low in thin pre-holiday trading Thursday against the euro, which breached the $1.35 mark after a mixed economic report from the U.S. Commerce Department. The 12-nation currency has risen sharply since September over concerns about U.S. trade and budget deficits.
Indicators show modest growth for economy
WASHINGTON -- America's consumers came off a buying binge and were somewhat less jolly spenders in November. New-home sales cooled from a record high, while demand for big-ticket manufactured goods rebounded. The numbers show a modestly growing economy, analysts said.