With economy uncertain, no Fed rate hike is seen before fall

...streak of gains above 200,000. Gauges of manufacturing, housing and consumer spending of late have been weak to modest.A sharp drop in oil and gasoline prices had been expected to help boost consumer spending. So far, it hasn't. The economic impact...

NHL roundup: Islanders force Game 7 against Capitals

...double-overtime victory in the series opener, also had two assists in the clinching game.Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp also scored for Chicago, and Corey Crawford stopped 13 shots after replacing Scott Darling in the first period after the rookie...

Jack Streets

...Gary Wall, Clayton Wall, Ben Buchanan and Jake Buchanan, three sisters in law, Delvia Streets of Augusta, GA, Linda Sharp of Graniteville, SC and Joann Boyd of Aiken, SC, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family will receive...

Bailing out of trouble with bale of corrections

You cannot step into the same river twice.? Heraclitus A sharp-eyed reader chastised me last week for referring to a "bail" of pine straw, when I should have written "bale."Now Charlie...

Look out for debris when lake is too full

...debris, so it's best not to drive blindly down the lake. Sometimes, the debris can be so low in the water that it is practically invisible.So be careful and keep a sharp lookout for stuff that didn't exist on the lake a few weeks ago.

Gomes backs Miller's sharp outing as Braves take series from Blue Jays

TORONTO - Jonny Gomes drove in four runs to back Shelby Miller, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday.

Cubs prized prospect Kris Bryant hitless in debut

...and inserted him into their starting lineup as the cleanup hitter and third baseman.Bryant cleanly handled Derek Norris' sharp first-inning grounder, starting a 5-4-3 double play. Following a two-out walk to Anthony Rizzo in the bottom half...

Unemployment falls in just 23 US states as hiring slows

...lost 25,400 jobs, and followed by Oklahoma, which cut 12,900. Pennsylvania lost 12,700, the third largest loss. A sharp fall in oil prices since last June has caused oil and gas companies to cut back on drilling.Nationwide, employers added just...

Wine Time: Frank Family Chardonnay 2013, Carneros

...oak fermented. I like both styles. The stainless style is sharp, flinty, crisp. I think it came along when some people started...The creamy, smooth Chardonnay flavors blended nicely with the sharp turkey flavor. My wife, Teri, and I both loved the combination...

REITs and rising rates: Pushing against conventional wisdom

...investors will reflexively sell REITs when rates are heading higher. The question is whether the selling will be enough to cause a sharp drop in prices, at least for the short term."There is an element of groupthink out there," says Mark McAllister, co-manager...