Kobe Bryant

Nuggets survive Kobe fireworks to ice Lakers

The Denver Nuggets dropped the stumbling Los Angeles Lakers further into the doldrums on Sunday with a 112-105 win despite some fourth-quarter fireworks from Kobe Bryant.
Bank of America

Bank of America to settle with Fannie Mae, sell mortgage assets

Bank of America on Monday announced roughly $11.6 billion of settlements with mortgage finance company Fannie Mae and a $1.8 billion sale of collection rights on home loans, in a series of deals meant to help the bank move past its disastrous 2008 purchase of Countrywide Financial Corp.
andy reid

Andy Reid Expected to Sign Coaching Deal with Kansas City Chiefs Soon

One man's trash is another's man's head coach. Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid might've just been fired from his job after 14 seasons helming the team, but he won't be lining up for unemployment anytime soon. The Kansas City Chiefs did some dumpster diving and have reached an agreement with the NFL veteran to become the team's next coach, ESPN reports.
Tim Geithner

Analysis: Geithner's planned departure puts Obama in tough spot

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January put the White House in a tricky spot, depriving the Obama administration of its longest-serving economic adviser for its next fiscal showdown with Congress.
UK Shopper

Signs of hope for euro zone, but new worry for UK

Tentative signs the euro zone may have passed the worst of its downturn emerged in December but business surveys also suggested Britain's economy tipped back into contraction in the final months of 2012.
General Motors

GM recalls more than 69,000 vehicles that could roll away

General Motors Co is recalling more than 69,000 full-size trucks and vans globally that could roll away after being parked due to a potential steering column defect, the automaker said on Friday.
Job Seekers

Job growth cools slightly, recovery grinds on

The pace of hiring by U.S. employers eased slightly in December, pointing to a lackluster pace of economic growth that was unable to make further inroads in the country's still high unemployment rate.
John Boehner

Insight: "Fiscal cliff" fracas: From smiles to distrust to rancor

On November 16, after their first "fiscal cliff" session with President Barack Obama, the four leaders of Congress had stood in the driveway of theWhite House shoulder-to-shoulder for what is a rare photo these days,Republicans and Democrats together, smiling.
Connecticut Shooting

As Newtown students return to school, more worry for parents

The roar of school buses and the sight of bundled-up youngsters dashing out of them for home made a welcome return on Thursday in a neighborhood of Newtown, Connecticut, scarred by the second-worst school shooting in U.S. history three weeks ago.
jennifer lawrence

'Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawernce: 'Acting is Stupid,' Actress Says in Vanity Fair Interview

Immeasurable power and influence; beauty that would make a Boticelli babe wretch with jealousy; Tuesday tennis with Leonardo DiCaprio; a towering monster of a mansion on a Malibu beach; daily 12-course mails prepared by your Michelin-starred personal chef; weekly haircuts as expensive as Kias - who cares? Acting is stupid, according to actress Jennifer Lawrence.