Daily Archive: November 16, 2012

Entertainment

Battle of the Designers

On Oct. 28, Pittsburgh’s local designers duked it out at the Omni William Penn in the Battle of Designers Fashion Show. The event, sponsored by Pretty Glam Productions and Social Butterfly Productions showcased more than 25 local designers and boutiques. MONTE JOHNSON

National

Obama: Compromise—but not on tax cuts for rich

by Ben FellerAP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP)—An economic calamity looming, President Barack Obama on Friday signaled willingness to compromise with Republicans, declaring he was not “wedded to every detail” of his tax-and-spending approach to prevent deep and widespread pain in the new year. But he insisted his re-election gave him a mandate to raise taxes on wealthier Americans. WILLING TO COMPROMISE—SOME—President Barack Obama holds up a pen as he speaks about the economy and the deficit, Nov. 9, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Entertainment

‘South by Southeast’

by Terri SchlichenmeyerFor New Pittsburgh Courier It should have been a dream job. You’d wanted to work at that business since forever. You thought about it for years, in fact, imagining what it would be like. It was the exact job you said you wanted when adults asked you what you wanted to do when you grew up.

Business

Most in U.S. won’t be able to escape ‘fiscal cliff’

by Christopher S. RugaberAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP)—Everyone who pays income tax—and some who don’t—will feel it. So will doctors who accept Medicare, people who get unemployment aid, defense contractors, air traffic controllers, national park rangers and companies that do research and development. TAX TIME—In this April 15, 2008 photo, Dana Pinero waits in line to mail tax returns at the James A. Farley Main Post Office in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

National

U.S. court strikes down Mich. affirmative action ban

by Ed WhiteAssociated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals court, six years after state voters said race could not be an issue in choosing students. STILL FIGHTING– In this Nov. 7, 2006 file photo, Jennifer Gratz, a White woman who sued after being denied admission to the University of Michigan and who later led the successful ballot campaign to write a ban on affirmative action into the Michigan Constitution, speaks on election night in East Lansing, Mich., when voters approved Proposal 2. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 15, ruled that the ban violates the U.S. Constitution. Gratz told The Associated Press that she will continue the fight against racial preferences. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Kathleen Galligan)

National

Obama vows not to forget storm victims rebuilding

by Matthew DalyAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to stick with New Yorkers still struggling 17 days after Superstorm Sandy “until the rebuilding is complete” after getting an up-close look at devastated neighborhoods rendered unlivable. COMFORTER IN CHIEF–President Barack Obama hugs a woman as he visits the FEMA recovery center on the grounds of New Dorp High School, Nov. 15, on Staten Island, in New York. At left is Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)