PLANO, Texas (AP) — J.C. Penny reported stronger-than-expected sales for the third-quarter, but the department store operator's failure to raise its forecast for the year appeared to add to worries that upcoming holiday shopping season could turn out to be a dud for retailers.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's rant against fellow contender Ben Carson on Thursday, in which he said Carson had a "pathological" temper as a young man, quickly became a lively topic on social media on Friday. Speaking in Iowa late Thursday, Trump cast doubt on Carson's often-reported story of lunging at someone with a hunting knife as a child, an episode Carson says led him to Christianity. The outspoken billionaire real-estate mogul said the incident showed Carson had a "pathological" temper.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Game of Life is known for turning events such as marriage, going to college and paying for auto insurance into moves on a board. Now, it's at the center of a different real-world experience: a lawsuit.
By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was viewed less favorably by a significant portion of Republicans after his claim to have been offered a scholarship to West Point was disputed, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. After hearing the report questioning Carson's recollections about the scholarship, 39 percent of Republicans said they had a less favorable view of him, with 26 percent saying it was “somewhat” less favorable and 13 percent saying it was “much” less favorable. The majority of Republicans polled, 51 percent, said the issue made no difference and an additional 10 percent said it gave them a more favorable view.
U.S. presidential candidate Ben Carson recommended praying for rival Donald Trump after the real-estate mogul and television personality, in a 95-minute rant in Iowa, likened him to a child molester, Carson's business manager said on Friday. "When I spoke with Dr. Carson about this yesterday how we should respond, you know he was so sad about it. "To see him just imploding before our very eyes - it's just sad to watch," Williams said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died. He was 97.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico legislators have watered down the powers of a proposed fiscal control board that aims to stabilize the U.S. territory's finances and appease bondholders amid an economic crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New produce safety rules from the government Friday are intended to help prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness that occurred over the past decade linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods.
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - El Nino's warm currents have brought fish in an unexpected spectrum of shapes and colors from Mexican waters to the ocean off California's coast, thrilling scientists with the sight of bright tropical species and giving anglers the chance of a once-in-a-lifetime big catch. Creatures that have made a splash by venturing north in the past several weeks range from a whale shark, a gentle plankton-eating giant that ranks as the world's largest fish and was seen off Southern California, to two palm-sized pufferfish, a species with large and endearing eyes, that washed ashore on the state's central coast. Scientists say El Nino, a periodic warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific, has sent warm waves to California's coastal waters that make them more hospitable to fish from the tropics.