|By The Associated Press|
US airlines to halt Northeast flights
Most airlines were giving up on flying in and out of
Airlines were generally shutting down operations in the afternoon at the three big
Flight-tracking website FlightAware said airlines have canceled more than 4,200 flights on Friday and Saturday in advance of the storm.
US growth in 4Q likely stronger on export gains
The improvement suggests the economy grew in the October-December quarter instead of shrinking as the government estimated last week.
A brighter outlook for trade also illustrates how a boom in oil and gas production is reducing crude oil imports and making the U.S. a leader in the export of fuels. And it shows that higher domestic sales of fuel-efficient cars are lowering dependence on oil.
EU leaders agree to
The issue of what to give to the EU was made more difficult because, he said, its members were struggling with poor economic growth and harsh austerity measures.
Cast out of Monopoly, the clothes iron endures
"Despite being an integral part of life when the token was added to the game in the 1930s, the iron has fallen out of favor with today's fans," the
But even with the rise of wrinkle-free fabrics, the iron, it seems, is holding its own.
While U.S. iron sales declined in volume 1 percent last year, they were up nearly 3 percent overall from 2007 to 2012, according to the market research group
US wholesale stockpiles dip 0.1 percent in December
Inventories of furniture and automotive goods fell by the most in more than three years. Farm product stockpiles also dropped sharply, likely reflecting the impact of this summer's drought in the Midwest.