News archive from 15 July 2014, page 18

Texas city's hearing on fracking ban to draw crowd

DENTON, Texas -- A North Texas city could become the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing if city leaders approve a grassroots petition to outlaw the drilling method. The Denton Record-Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1q8mONV ) that Denton...

 

Ex-players know NFL concussion deal will prompt hard choices

Somewhere in the 163-page National Football League concussion settlement there is presumably help for Matt Blair, the former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro linebacker who is now 63 and has increasing memory problems. Blair said he played through two...

 

Mavericks' pursuit, overpayment of Parsons could pay huge dividends

The Dallas Mavericks' perseverance helped turn Chandler Parsons into a major asset for the organization. They didn't let years of coming in second place in free agency deter them. Now they need Parsons to justify the Mavericks' $46 million investment...

 

Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love? NBA executives debate

LAS VEGAS -- One of the most polarizing debates among front-office executives at summer league is what the Minnesota Timberwolves should do with Kevin Love and how aggressively the Cavs should pursue him. The Timberwolves have made it clear they won't...

 

Mitch Albom: Dan Gilbert tells how he and LeBron buried the hatchet

You shouldn't be known for the worst thing you ever did. As Dan Gilbert flew in a private plane to meet LeBron James last Sunday, he made notes about things to say, things he had been thinking about for four years, since the night James announced on...

 
McIlroy has to get past that '2nd-round thing'

McIlroy has to get past that '2nd-round thing'

HOYLAKE, England -- Rory McIlroy would love to get his name on the claret jug. First, he's got to get past the second round at Royal Liverpool. For some reason, McIlroy has struggled mightily on Fridays, a subject that came up again when he met with...

 

Man bitten by shark while fishing off Panhandle

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities say a Tennessee man was hospitalized after being bitten by a shark in the waters off Florida's Panhandle. The man told authorities that he was bait fishing Monday afternoon in waist-deep water off Okaloosa Island...

 

Juncker elected as new EU Commission President

BRUSSELS -- The European Parliament has elected former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as the new leader of the 28-nation bloc's executive arm. Lawmakers in Strasbourg on Tuesday voted 422-250 for the 59-year-old who will take over as...

 
Goldman Sachs posts higher profit and revenue

Goldman Sachs posts higher profit and revenue

NEW YORK -- Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that its quarterly profit rose 5 percent helped by record results from investment banking. Second-quarter net income rose to $1.95 billion from $1.86 billion a year earlier, the bank said early Tuesday. That's...

 

Flint settlement to pay golf cart company $69,500

FLINT, Mich. -- Flint has agreed to pay a golf cart company $69,500 to settle a lawsuit that said the city's former state-appointed emergency manager shouldn't have ended its contract. The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1nrTeLk ) Pifer Inc. of...

 

UK regulator imposes caps on payday loans

LONDON -- Britain's financial regulator has announced new limitations on what payday lenders can charge their customers, the latest step in moves to tackle poor conduct in the short-term credit industry. The Financial Conduct Authority says Tuesday...

 

Juncker elected as new EU Commission President

BRUSSELS The European Parliament has elected former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as the new leader of the 28-nation bloc's executive arm. Lawmakers in Strasbourg on Tuesday voted 422-250 for the 59-year-old who will take over as...

 

UK regulator imposes caps on payday loans

LONDON Britain's financial regulator has announced new limitations on what payday lenders can charge their customers, the latest step in moves to tackle poor conduct in the short-term credit industry. The Financial Conduct Authority says Tuesday that...

 

German investor confidence in 7th straight fall

BERLIN A survey shows that German investor confidence fell for the seventh consecutive month in July, in another indication that Europe's biggest economy may be coming off the boil. The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its monthly confidence index,...

 

Judge investigated over relationship with bailiff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A central Florida judge is under investigation over whether she had an improper relationship with a bailiff. The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission on Monday filed notice of formal charges with the state Supreme Court...

 

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