News archive from 12 May 2011, page 2

Will Smith ticks off NYC residents with super-sized trailer

We hope Will Smith doesn't run out of sugar anytime soon - the actor's NYC SoHo neighbors are none too pleased with his movie trailer parked in the middle of the neighborhood. According to the New York Post, Smith's 1,150 square feet double-decker...

 

Ex-book exec Judith Regan settles NYC legal fee lawsuit laced with political intrigue

NEW YORK - Former book-publishing powerhouse Judith Regan has settled a fee dispute with lawyers who helped her wage a high-profile fight over her 2006 firing. Regan was ousted from HarperCollins Publishers amid a furor over her plan to release a book...

 

Setting a trade value for quarterback Kevin Kolb

Quarterback Michael Vick's backup had a promising future. A few months shy of his 26th birthday, the backup was coveted even though he had started only two games in three years and had as many touchdown passes in his career as interceptions (6). He...

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How the major stock indexes fared Wednesday

Tumbling demand for oil, gas and other commodities led to a broad stock sell-off Wednesday that pulled the Dow Jones industrial average down 130 points. Stocks fell broadly, with energy and materials companies suffering the worst declines. The Dow...

 

Senators blame speculation for high oil prices, urge stronger regulation

WASHINGTON -- Seventeen U.S. senators on Wednesday called for a regulatory crackdown on speculative Wall Street trading in oil contracts, insisting that excessive betting in oil markets is driving energy prices far beyond supply-and-demand...

 

Toyota will boost production at North American car plants hit by Japanese parts shortages

DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp. will begin cranking up its North American factories faster than expected, returning to 70 percent of normal production in June as it rebounds from parts shortages caused by the earthquake in Japan. The company cut...

 

Review: For smartphones, what's too big or small?

SAN FRANCISCO -- With scores of smartphones available, one obvious way for them to stand out is with size. Two new phones take that to extremes: HP's tiny Veer 4G and Samsung's massive Infuse 4G. Both have the foundations of good smartphones,...

 

Bond prices gain as investors flee stocks on concerns over slowing economic growth

NEW YORK - Treasury prices rose Wednesday after investors pulled out of stocks and the government’s second auction of the week drew solid demand. The price on the 10-year Treasury note rose 46 cents per $100 invested late Wednesday. Its yield fell to...

 

Man accused of holding teens at gunpoint near Casa Grande

A 33-year-old resident of the Gila River Indian community was taken into custody Tuesday night by Pinal County deputies in connection with a shooting investigation near Casa Grande. Nathan Tommy Thompson faces a series of charges for allegedly holding...

 

DOJ antitrust settlement with Microsoft to expire

WASHINGTON -- The technology industry advances at lightning speed. So perhaps it's no surprise that the expiration of the Justice Department's historic antitrust settlement with software giant Microsoft is passing with little fanfare Thursday. In an...

 

Robert (Tractor) Traylor, ex-University of Michigan basketball star, dead at 34

Former Michigan and NBA player Robert (Tractor) Traylor has died. He was 34. Police in San Juan, Puerto Rico, said in a released statement he was found dead today on the bedroom floor of his oceanfront apartment. Police and the Bayamon Cowboys...

 

Daytona 500 winner Bayne to miss Dover but will race in All-Star event next week

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will miss his third straight race this weekend when Kevin Swindell fills in for him at Dover International Speedway. Bayne spent a week at the Mayo Clinic undergoing treatment for what doctors have...

 

Person familiar with the situation: Dolphins cutting employee pay due to NFL lockout

MIAMI (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says the Miami Dolphins have cut employee pay because of the NFL lockout. Salaries will be cut 10 to 20 percent effectively immediately for all support staff, the person told The Associated Press...

 

Inmate sues DuPage over missing dentures

A state prison inmate from Villa Park, serving a 10-year stint for drunken driving, blames his inability to eat solid food on DuPage County jail guards he claims in a lawsuit are responsible for the disappearance of his dentures two years ago. John...

 

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