News archive from 17 November 2012

How the major US stock indexes fared Friday

U.S. stocks closed higher for the first day in four Friday after Congressional leaders reported progress in talks with President Barack Obama about cutting the government's budget deficit. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 45.93 points, or...

 

News Summary: End of the line for Hostess

TA TA, TWINKIES: Hostess Brands Inc. on Friday filed a motion to liquidate its business after the company said a crippling strike hurt its production. NO HO HO: The company, based in Irving, Texas, had reached an agreement with its largest union. But...

 

'The Master': Paul Thomas Anderson on actors improvising [Video]

If you have seen Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," you might reasonably assume that very little was left to chance. From its precise cinematography to striking score, the writer-director's drama about a troubled drifter (Joaquin Phoenix)...

 

News Summary: 2 years after IPO, GM thriving

THE MILESTONE: General Motors is about to start its third year as a public company after returning to the stock markets on Nov. 18, 2010. GM briefly became a private company after its government-funded bankruptcy in 2009. THE GOOD: GM has been...

 

Rihanna's '777' plane tour sounds delightful

Apparently Rihanna took the chorus of her new single "Diamonds" to heart -- her latest promotional gambit for her album "Unapologetic" is the shiniest, booziest thing in the friendly skies this week. The Barbados-born singer has...

 
Man held after gunfire with Harper Woods police

Man held after gunfire with Harper Woods police

Harper Woods - A man is in police custody Friday afternoon after exchanging gunfire with police at a home in the area of Lancaster and Interstate 94, police said.No one was hurt, police said. Harper Woods Police Chief Jim Burke said neighbors in the...

 

Cesar Millan, 'The Dog Whisperer,' reveals suicide attempt

"The Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan is usually focused on rehabbing canines -- but he's now revealing some work he had to do on himself following a suicide attempt in 2010. In February of that year, he lost his top dog, Daddy, to cancer after...

 
Review: Desire and sexual politics whirl among 'Them'

Review: Desire and sexual politics whirl among 'Them'

A horrific, unforgettable action painting of male energy, intimacy and agony, the collaborative, partly improvisational "Them" comes to the REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall as a reminder of the fierce beauty of contemporary dance - even...

 

Snyder names 2 new Grand Valley State University trustees

Gov. Rick Snyder appointed two new members to the Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees today. Joining the eight-member board are Mary Kramer of Detroit and John Russell of East Lansing. “In these roles, I am confident Mary and John will...

 

Knighton fined $25,000 for hit on Luck

NEW YORK -- Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for making helmet-to-helmet contact with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who was defenseless at the time. The hit came in Indianapolis' victory Nov. 8 at...

 

Keira Knightley on the 'amazing freedom' of period movies [Video]

Every time Keira Knightley and director Joe Wright make a movie together, they go back in time -- from their new film, "Anna Karenina," (late 19th century Russia) to their last collaboration, "Atonement" (1930s and '40s England) to...

 

Television executive Peter Liguori likely to lead Tribune Co.

Peter Liguori, a former top executive at News Corp. and Discovery Communications, is expected to be named as the new chief executive of Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times and KTLA-TV Los Angeles, after the company emerges from bankruptcy, a...

 
For USC players, getting No. 5 over UCLA isn't the No. 1 priority

For USC players, getting No. 5 over UCLA isn't the No. 1 priority

USC defensive end Wes Horton didn't spend much time savoring last week's victory over Arizona State. "From the second we got done," he said, "the first thing I thought was: 'It's UCLA week. It's time to go.'" Horton, a fifth-year...

 

US pension insurer runs record $34B deficit

WASHINGTON - The federal agency that insures pensions for more than 40 million Americans last year ran the widest deficit in its 38-year history. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. says its deficit grew to $34 billion for the budget year that ended...

 

House passes Russian trade deal, but Moscow isn't happy

WASHINGTON -- Ignoring threats of retaliation from Moscow, the House of Representatives passed a long-delayed trade deal with Russia on Friday, adding language aimed at cracking down on human rights abuses. The agreement, a priority for President...

 

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