News archive from 12 September 2012

Simon Cowell introduces X Headphones, his collaboration with Sony 

Simon Cowell introduces X Headphones, his collaboration with Sony 

You knew it had to happen sometime. Dr. Dre endorses the ever-popular Beats headphone line, Ludacris has the Soul headphone line, and Jay-Z is affiliated with Skull Candy's RocNation line. At some point, Sony was going to get into this game. And at...

 
Report: Fields to become Ford COO, possible Mulally successor

Report: Fields to become Ford COO, possible Mulally successor

Ford Motor Co. is planning to name its President of the Americas, Mark Fields, as chief operating officer, according to a report published by Bloomberg News. The move that is likely to make him the successor to CEO Alan Mulally, who is expected to...

 
Video Game Review: NBA Baller Beats

Video Game Review: NBA Baller Beats

LOVED IT: Actually can make you a better ball-handler, solid Kinect motion-sensing, excellent soundtrack HATED IT: Almost dangerous to play indoors GRAB IT IF: You enjoy rhythm games and hoops . . . and have a large living room Caution: This video...

 
‘Faking It:’ Upcoming exhibit at the Met shows how artists manipulated photos before the age of digital technology 

‘Faking It:’ Upcoming exhibit at the Met shows how artists manipulated photos before the age of digital...

"The camera doesn't lie," or so the old saying goes. An exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, however, will show that photographers have been toying with the truth since well before Photoshop 1.0 popped up on computers. "Faking It:...

 

Poll Watch: Obama and Romney tied on economy in new polls

A raft of new polls, all reporting fairly similar numbers, underscores two critical facts about where the presidential race stands: President Obama has emerged from the back-to-back conventions having erased the edge that Republican challenger Mitt...

 

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 3-9

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for Sept. 3-9. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. Sunday Night Football: Pittsburgh at Denver, NBC, 27.57 million. 2. NFL Football: Dallas at N.Y. Giants, NBC, 23.89...

 
Where did all of MTV's viewers go?

Where did all of MTV's viewers go?

NEW YORK -- What a difference a year makes for MTV's "Video Music Awards" - and not in a good way. MTV's annual big event was seen by 6.1 million viewers last week. Nielsen, a company that measures media consumption, says that's less than...

 

After Isaac exposes oil, BP aims to dig out oil

NEW ORLEANS -- BP PLC says it wants to aggressively clean up buried oil exposed on Louisiana's beaches by Hurricane Isaac's churning waves. The company wants to dig deep into beaches and remove oil buried since a BP well blew out on April 20, 2010,...

 
In truce, Obama, Romney debate role of military

In truce, Obama, Romney debate role of military

WASHINGTON -- Looking to win voters even as they swore off negative attacks, President Barack Obama touted his administration's military accomplishments on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks while rival Mitt Romney warned against...

 

Trinidad to repeal law that dismisses court cases

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - The government of Trinidad is moving to repeal an unpopular law that calls for dismissing court cases 10 years or older that have not gone to trial in the Caribbean nation. Many Trinidadians oppose the law because it would...

 

Trinidad to repeal law that dismisses court cases

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The government of Trinidad is moving to repeal an unpopular law that calls for dismissing court cases 10 years or older that have not gone to trial in the Caribbean nation. Many Trinidadians oppose the law because it would...

 

News Summary: Moody's sees US downgrade if no deal

US RATING IN PLAY: Rating agency Moody's says it likely would cut its "Aaa" rating on U.S. government debt, probably by one notch, if negotiations on the federal budget fail. FISCAL CLIFF LOOMS: If Congress and the White House don't reach a...

 

Former Penney president to join Gap marketing team

NEW YORK -- Michael Francis, the former J.C. Penney president and chief marketing officer at Target Corp., has found a new home. Gap Inc. is confirming that Francis will join the clothing chain as its marketing creative adviser. The news comes almost...

 

PepsiCo president leaving after less than 1 year

NEW YORK -- PepsiCo Inc. says its president is leaving to become CEO of a privately held company after less than a year on the job. The Purchase, N.Y., company says John Compton's departure is effective immediately. He had been named to the newly...

 
YouthQuake 2012: Tickets are $10 in store, $13.50 online or $15 at the gate

YouthQuake 2012: Tickets are $10 in store, $13.50 online or $15 at the gate

YouthQuake 2012 tickets are on sale now for $10 + $3.50 online fee. This is a savings of $2.50 from the gate admission of $15. You can also purchase $10 tickets in select stores without the $3.50 charge. Go here to check it out online:...

 

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