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Toyota Sees First Annual Net Loss Since 1950

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Toyota sank into the red for the October-December quarter and acknowledged Friday it was heading for its first annual net loss since 1950 because of plunging global automobile sales and the strong yen.

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Senate Panel Vote Delayed For Labor Dept. Nominee

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Another White House Cabinet pick is dealing with questions about unpaid taxes, but White House officials insist the confirmation of Labor Secretary-nominee Hilda Solis is not in jeopardy.

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Senate Struggles On Stimulus In Nighttime Session

Posted: 02/06/2009 - In an uncertain reach across party lines, Senate moderates struggled for a compromise on economic stimulus legislation Thursday as the government spit out grim new jobless figures and President Barack Obama warned of more bad news ahead.

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Obama Admin. Seeks Treaty To Cut US, Russia Nukes

Posted: 02/06/2009 - The Obama administration, reversing the Bush administration's limited interest in nuclear disarmament, is gearing up for early negotiations with Russia on a new treaty that would sharply reduce stockpiles of nuclear warheads.

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Ex-Ill. Gov's Fundraiser Faces New Fraud Charges

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Prosecutors filed new charges against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ex-chief fundraiser Thursday, alleging that he used a bid-rigging scheme to get $8.5 million in inflated contracts for roofing work at O'Hare International Airport.

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Obama Creates Faith-Based Office With Wide Mission

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Declaring that "there is a force for good greater than government," President Barack Obama on Thursday established a White House office of faith-based initiatives with a broader mission than the one overseen by his Republican predecessor.

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Charges Dropped In Guantanamo Terror Trial

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The Pentagon's senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, upholding President Barack Obama's order to freeze military tribunals there.

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Octuplet Mom Got Disability

Posted: 02/05/2009 - A California agency says it paid the mother of newborn octuplets more than $165,000 in disability payments for an on-the-job back injury.

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Agent Orange Exposure Hits Eastern Carolina Family Hard

Updated: 02/06/2009 - It is a chemical that forever changed the lives of Vietnam vets and their offspring. Agent Orange is a chemical used during the war between 1962 and 1971 was initially a big help fighting enemy forces. But the United States' decision to use the herbicide turned out to create a non-stop fight against the health problems it caused and one local family is living proof.

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USA Swimming Suspends Phelps

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Michael Phelps has been suspended from competition for three months by USA Swimming, the latest fallout from a photo that showed the Olympic great inhaling from a marijuana pipe.

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Funeral For Jim Long

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Friends and family gathered Thursday to pay their respects to former North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Jim Long, who died this week after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.

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A Real Kick For The Economy

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The 20th Annual Beast of the East soccer tournament will be coming to Greenville this weekend and local businesses can't wait.

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Judge Wants Fed Agency To Expand Ban On Toy Toxin

Posted: 02/05/2009 - A federal judge in New York says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is wrong to let some toxic substances used in toy manufacturing remain past the date they are banned.

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Blackwater Offers Arms Training For Pro Athletes

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Blackwater Worldwide has started marketing a personal defense course for professional athletes, pushing firearms training just two months after NFL star Plaxico Burress shot himself in the thigh.

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School Dropout Rates Decline

Updated: 02/05/2009 - For the first time in three years high school dropout rates have declined in the state. Click the story to see how your school system did.

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