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J&J recalls more products after unusual odor
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Johnson & Johnson’s consumer division is recalling more than 53 million bottles of over-the-counter products including Tylenol, Motrin and Rolaids after reports of an unusual odor, expanding on an issue that led to a Tylenol recall last year.

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Nikkei closes at 15-month high, buoyed by techs
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Japan’s Nikkei average hit a 15-month high on Friday, boosted by tech shares such as Advantest Corp that climbed after Intel Corp reported a quarterly profit that beat expectations, underscoring hopes for a 2010 tech sector recovery.

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Dollar rises broadly. Greece debt woes hurt euro
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The U.S. dollar gained against most major currencies on Friday, helped by U.S. reports indicating a rise in manufacturing alongside stable consumer price inflation, while pressure on the euro persisted over concerns about the Greek economy.

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Oil slips to $78 as cold spell eases
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Oil prices fell for the fifth straight day on Friday, settling at $78 per barrel as expectations for reduced heating demand in the United States, a stronger dollar and high oil inventories pressured prices.

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Wall St stumbles on JPMorgan, economic data
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. stocks slid on Friday after JPMorgan Chase & Co reported deep fourth-quarter loan losses and raised concerns about bank profits.

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Japan’s Shiseido agrees $1.7 billion U.S. cosmetics buy
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Shiseido Co Ltd (4911.T), Japan’s largest cosmetics company, has agreed to buy U.S.-based Bare Escentuals (BARE.O) for $1.7 billion, as it looks to speed up its expansion and break into a new part of the North American market.

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The last word in astrology: 1/16/10
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Mason Gamble, 24; Kate Moss, 36; Debbie Allen, 60; John Carpenter, 62

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UPDATE! Snowmobile thief arraigned in Cheboygan County
January 15, 2010 – 1:20 pm

A Presque Isle County man has been arraigned for the December theft of a snowmobile from Air Bear Travel in Inverness Township.

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Hillman sails to another victory
January 15, 2010 – 12:15 pm

Hillman boys basketball team hosts Posen

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Sports reports from teams in Michigan
January 15, 2010 – 4:28 am

Wings skate through Hurricanes; Pistons at home tonight versus Hornets.

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Five area high schools among best in nation
January 15, 2010 – 3:44 am

Five high schools in northern Michigan have been named among the best public high schools in the nation, according to the 2010 report in U.S. News & World Report.

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UAW may sell Black Lake retreat
January 15, 2010 – 2:47 am

The United Auto Workers union may sell the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center on Black Lake, near Onaway.

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