Archive for September, 2011

Parkinson’s experimental gene therapy shows promise

Patients may have tremors, stiffness, and loss of motor control as the disease progresses. But a new study is showing experimental gene therapy may hold real promise for some patients. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Benefits and pitfalls of prepaid car maintenance plans

The idea is simple, pay ahead for oil changes, tire rotations and other basic car maintenance and don’t worry about the bills. But is it worth it? Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Lawsuits filed by workers who floated days in Gulf

HOUSTON (AP) — Two oil workers who survived days floating in a life raft in the Gulf of Mexico after they evacuated their disabled research vessel during a tropical storm have filed lawsuits in the incident. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

S. California grocery workers vote on labor deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California shoppers should soon learn whether their grocery aisles will remain open as another wave of supermarket employees votes on whether to accept a deal to stave off a strike. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Seattle man sentenced for Microsoft embezzlement

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison in an embezzlement scheme that defrauded Microsoft Corp. of more than $450,000. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Disney adds second L.A.-to-Hawaii cruise next year

HONOLULU (AP) — Disney is sailing a second cruise to Hawaii next year. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Regulators close Virginia bank; 2011 total is 72

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a bank in Virginia, lifting to 72 the number of U.S. bank failures this year. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Obama plan would make small dent in jobless rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if Congress heeds President Barack Obama’s demands to “pass this bill right away” and enacts his jobs and tax plan in its entirety, the unemployment rate probably still would hover in nosebleed territory for at least three more years. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Finance ministers seek global economic solutions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials meeting in Washington are struggling to find ways to keep Europe’s debt crisis from tumbling out of control. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Car plows into apartment in Lakewood, man injured

Officers said the car hit a man who was playing X-Box inside the apartment, trapping him underneath the vehicle. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites