News archive from 9 June 2011

Oakland University approves 7 percent tuition hike

Oakland University will see a tuition increase of 7 percent, following action taken this afternoon by the Board of Trustees. The move began the time of year when students find out their tuition costs for the following academic year. On Thursday,...

 

Apple CEO pitches expansion to Calif. city council

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Its ubiquitous products have already invaded the tech marketplace, and now Apple Inc. is seeking a fitting new Northern California home: a massive spaceship-like structure that will house an estimated 12,000 employees. Apple CEO...

 

Hot Links: Kim Kardashian's London Look a Hit or Miss?

Kim Kardashian showed off an interesting look in London that raised a few eyebrows. See the outfit that has everyone talking in today's daily 411 links. GOSSIP CENTER: Kim Kardashian’s London Look a Hit or Miss? CELEBUZZ: Zach Galifianakis’ Crazy...

 
A Fight Over Anne Frank’s Fallen Tree

A Fight Over Anne Frank’s Fallen Tree

AMSTERDAM - From the window in the attic of her family’s hiding place in Amsterdam, Anne Frank could see the crown of an old chestnut tree growing in a neighbor’s garden. For two years, it was her only contact with nature. The tree is gone now, having...

 

IRS says 275,000 organizations have lost their tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON - The IRS says that 275,000 organizations have automatically lost their tax-exempt status because they failed to file required annual reports over the past three years. The tax agency believes that most of those being stripped of tax-exempt...

 

US, allies eye post-Gadhafi Libya

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Abu Dhabi for talks with counterparts from countries backing NATO's military mission in Libya on preparing the country for embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi's eventual...

 

Tigers' lineup for tonight's game

Here's the Detroit Tigers' starting lineup for tonight's game at the Texas Rangers: 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Don Kelly, 3B 3. Brennan Boesch, RF 4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 5. Victor Martinez, C 6. Andy Dirks, LF 7. Jhonny Peralta, SS 8. Alex Avila, DH 9....

 
A Cause With Every Party

A Cause With Every Party

IT was a sunny, warm Memorial Day weekend in Fire Island Pines, and Josh Wood sat in his seaside garden, laptop open and phone to his ear. A fountain burbled in the ornamental pond. The roses were in bloom. Led Zeppelin played over outdoor speakers. A...

 

2 new elements officially added to periodic table

NEW YORK - They exist for only seconds at most in real life, but they've gained immortality in chemistry: Two new elements have been added to the periodic table. The elements were recognized by an international committee of chemists and physicists....

 

Stocks fall as Fed delivers mixed economic outlook

NEW YORK A few signs of growth in the U.S. economy weren't enough to halt a weeklong slide in the stock market Wednesday. A survey released by the Federal Reserve showed that the pace of recovery is uneven across the country. While seven of the Fed's...

 
Affordable iPad Cases, or Not So

Affordable iPad Cases, or Not So

WHICH would you rather have: three iPads or an iPad case? DESIGNER PAD Chanel lambskin, with signature zipper. Burberry cover. Louis Vuitton canvas case. The answer is obvious, unless you have a taste for Chanel. The luxury brand’s quilted lambskin...

 

Bank of America still working to fill risk post

Bank of America Corp. has been interviewing external candidates for its chief risk officer position but could choose an executive already at the bank, a source familiar with the situation told the Observer today. In April, the Charlotte bank said...

 

News Corp. hires 2 leaders for education division

NEW YORK -- News Corp. has hired two top deputies to join former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein at its education division. The company said Wednesday that Kristen Kane, the former chief operating officer for New York City schools, will...

 

Fitch to review US rating if no debt ceiling deal

WASHINGTON -- Fitch Ratings is warning that it might downgrade U.S. debt if lawmakers fail to increase the nation's borrowing limit before the government runs out of money. The rating agency says it will put the debt on watch for a possible downgrade...

 
Miss USA Rima Fakih partying too hard? Pageant reins in Dearborn beauty

Miss USA Rima Fakih partying too hard? Pageant reins in Dearborn beauty

Dearborn’s Rima Fakih, the reigning Miss USA, is scheduled to hand over her crown in less than two weeks. But pageant officials are carefully watching over the homegrown beauty queen following an incident last week that may have included an all-night...

 

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