Archives for December 2012 | BH Courier

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Mexico police to be fired after refusing to work

Thirty-one Jalisco state police officers refusing to work amid Mexico’s staggering drug violence will be dismissed Monday, a government official said. The move comes on the heels of the resignation of 16 police in neighboring Michoacan state. In the Jalisco case, the pending dismissals will almost cut in half the size of the police force […] 5:00 pm Read More

Wisconsin Wins Lawry’s “Beef Bowl” For Second Straight Year

By Matt Lopez For the second straight year, the Wisconsin football team defeated its Pac-12 foe in the 57th annual “Beef Bowl” at Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills. Wisconsin’s team downed 619 pounds of meat. A far cry from the 723 pounds it consumed last year against Oregon, but still enough to defeat […] 8:01 pm Read More

Asia’s long-stay schemes lure foreigners

Like many Japanese mothers, Ritsuko Kawasaki fretted over the health and safety risks of remaining in Japan after 2011’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. So in August she and her two boys moved to the Malaysian island of Penang under a government long-stay programme that aims to lure foreigners — and their money — to […] 9:03 pm Read More

Oil Prices Drop As Fiscal Cliff Nears

Oil prices slipped slightly Friday as traders eyed an 11th-hour “fiscal cliff” meeting at the White House ahead of a New Year’s Eve deadline. New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate light sweet crude for February delivery, edged seven cents lower to settle at $90.80 a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for February delivery dipped […] 1:16 pm Read More

Luxury Fashion Companies Pin Hopes On China

Clad in a black and orange Prada winter coat with a diamond-shaped pattern she snapped up during a trip to Milan, Jennifer Ren embodies China’s nouveau riche. For the 27-year-old exhibition planner, accessories such as Dior handbags, Chanel perfume and necklaces by French jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels are daily fashion essentials. “Luxury goods have become […] 1:08 pm Read More

Apple CEO’s Salary Drops To $4 Million

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook’s total compensation for 2012 will plummet to $4.2 million from $378 million last year, according to a company document released Thursday. In a regulatory filing, the US tech titan said the sum includes a $1.4 million salary and a $2.8 million bonus. The total is far below what other Apple executives will […] 1:01 pm Read More

U.S. Stocks Fall As Fiscal Cliff Deadline Looms

US stocks fell Friday ahead of fresh talks to resolve the “fiscal cliff” crisis as a New Year’s Eve deadline loomed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 88.45 points (0.68 percent) at 13,007.86 about an hour into trade. The broad-market S&P 500 lost 9.23 points (0.65 percent) to 1,408.87, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite shed […] 12:55 pm Read More

Former President George H.W. Bush Improving in Hospital

Former US president George H.W. Bush’s condition is improving and he is in good spirits — even singing, a spokesman said Friday. “President Bush remains in the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital, where he continues to improve,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement issued from Houston. “The president is alert and, as […] 12:49 pm Read More

Oscar Time

Larry King Web Show On his web show, Beverly Hills resident Larry King (left) interviews Steven C 8:57 am Read More