ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Darden Restaurants Inc. is cutting its profit forecast for the year, with the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster blaming failed promotions and negative publicity generated by its tests to limit health care costs for workers.
The company's stock tumbled nearly 10 percent
By By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks closed little changed Tuesday on Wall Street as budget talks continued in Washington.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 13.82 points at 12,951.78 after trading in a narrow range of just 82 points. The Standard and Poor
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial killer John Wayne Gacy and other condemned murderers took to the grave when they were executed - particularly whether they had other unknown victims.
Now, in a game of scientific catch-up, the Cook
By By HAROLD HECKLEAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's famed chef Ferran Adria on Saturday said the contents of the wine cellar of his former restaurant, elBulli, will be auctioned off next year to raise funds for his new project.
ElBulli served its last supper and closed in July 2011,
By By JEFF BARNARDAssociated Press
One of the three remaining fugitives in a string of high-profile fires across the West that focused national attention on a group of environmental radicals surrendered to authorities Thursday after spending years in hiding in Canada.
The U.S. attorney's
By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a 2.7 percent annual rate from July through September, much faster than first thought. The strength is expected to fade in the final months of the year because of the impact of Superstorm Sandy and uncertainty
By By SINAN SALAHEDDINAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Back-to-back explosions tore through tents housing Shiite pilgrims in southern Iraq on Thursday, the deadliest in a wave of bombings that killed at least 43 people nationwide, officials said.
The attacks in Hillah began with a roadside
By By The Associated Press
Eight times a year, the Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book, a snapshot of business conditions in each of the Fed's 12 regional bank districts. The findings are all anecdotal; there are no numbers. The Beige Book is updated two weeks before each meeting of the
HONOLULU (AP) - A State Department special agent charged with murder in the shooting of a man at a fast-food restaurant in Waikiki last year spent the night bar-hopping and drinking before going to the restaurant, prosecutors said.
Suspect Christopher Deedy appeared intoxicated before firing three
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPT: On Wednesday morning at 3:49 AM the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a report of "billowing smoke" from the "Handlebar Restaurant" and "Hell Yeah Cycles" located at 17927 E. Appleway.
V-22 arrived on scene and reported smoke