News archive from 12 May 2011, page 6

Hunter Pence doubles in ninth, Astros beat Reds 4-3

Hunter Pence doubles in ninth, Astros beat Reds 4-3

HOUSTON - Hunter Pence hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros avoided a series sweep with a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Mike Leake (3-2) walked J.R. Towles with one out in the ninth before Pence’s...

 
Jenny Craig may have edged competition, but other diets can work

Jenny Craig may have edged competition, but other diets can work

For those looking to shed a few pounds, Jenny Craig may be a good bet - the plan got top honors in a Consumer Reports ranking of popular diets. But not all dieters would agree. After all, as Booster Shots blogger Eryn Brown pointed out yesterday:...

 

New York Times exec insists innovation key for Detroit's newspapers, cars

Birmingham - Newspapers and the auto industry share similarities - they both need to reinvent themselves and take risks to thrive, the top executive at The New York Times Co. said Wednesday. Though cars and newspapers remain American symbols of...

 

Summary Box: AT&T, T-Mobile executives face off against rivals on merger

THE SETTING: A Senate subcommittee hearing on AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. THE PROPONENT: AT&T Inc.’s CEO says the purchase would lead to fewer dropped and blocked calls and faster mobile Internet connections for...

 

Bernanke: Fed to unveil new regulations for biggest banks, financial firms this summer

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will unveil new regulations this summer that would protect the U.S. economy from another meltdown of the nation’s largest banks and financial companies. Congress directed the Fed to write...

 

Business Highlights

___ Hedge fund founder convicted in inside-trade case NEW YORK - A former Wall Street titan was convicted Wednesday of making a fortune by coaxing a crew of corporate tipsters into giving him an illegal edge on blockbuster trades in technology and...

 

Pirates recall P Jose Ascanio, place reliever Mike Crotta on DL

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed relief pitcher Mike Crotta on the 15-day disabled list and recalled pitcher Jose Ascanio from Triple-A Indianapolis. Manager Clint Hurdle says Crotta is dealing with inflammation in his right...

 
Best peonies for the D.C. area

Best peonies for the D.C. area

Before any of us were born, plant breeders looked at the Chinese peony and decided that if a variety had many petals, its offspring would look much better with far more. Nature may give us a plant with a handful of petals; the hybridizers want a bloom...

 
Analysis: Republican presidential race changes with Romney speech and Gingrich candidacy

Analysis: Republican presidential race changes with Romney speech and Gingrich candidacy

WASHINGTON - A health care speech by Mitt Romney and a formal announcement that Newt Gingrich is running mark a turn toward the substantive in the Republican presidential race. The change can’t happen too soon for the GOP after a series of events that...

 

Goodyear police identify woman found floating in pool

A Goodyear woman remains in critical condition Wednesday after she was found floating in her pool. Delphia Baelcher, 58, is still at a West Valley hospital in serious condition after a neighbor found her around 2:30p.m. on May 8 and called 911, John...

 

Hinrich helps Hawks' Teague from the bench

Former Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich, now with the Atlanta Hawks, hasn't been able to play in this Eastern Conference semifinal series because of a hamstring injury. But his replacement, 22-year-old Jeff Teague, is receiving helpful tips from the veteran...

 

Gadhafi appears on TV after weeks-long absence

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has made a short television appearance after weeks of absence. Gadhafi appeared on Libyan state television for several minutes on Wednesday evening. A camera filmed him from a distance as he sat with tribal...

 

Bernanke: Fed to unveil banking rules this summer

WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will unveil new regulations this summer that would protect the U.S. economy from another meltdown of the nation's largest banks and financial companies. Congress directed the Fed to...

 

Business Highlights

--- Hedge fund founder convicted in inside-trade case NEW YORK (AP) - A former Wall Street titan was convicted Wednesday of making a fortune by coaxing a crew of corporate tipsters into giving him an illegal edge on blockbuster trades in technology...

 

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