News archive from 18 February 2013

Open English expands across Latin America

Open English expands across Latin America

Back in 2008, Open English, a company run from Miami that uses online courses to teach English in Latin America, had just a handful of students in Venezuela and three employees. Today the company has more than 50,000 students in 22 Latin American...

 

A New Chance to Organize the E.U. Telecommunications Industry

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN / The New York Times BERLIN -- Imagine that the U.S. market for telecommunications was carved up by 200 operators owned by 45 rival companies, each able to sell phone and broadband Internet service only in individual states or, at...

 
Police release names of grandmother, aunt allegedly killed by Detroit man

Police release names of grandmother, aunt allegedly killed by Detroit man

The names of two women who were shot and killed Friday night in a home on Detroit's west side – allegedly by their relative – have been released. Geraldine Bates, 68, died of a gunshot wound to the torso and Santangela Williams, 49, was shot in the...

 
Bill would remake Coastal Resources Commission

Bill would remake Coastal Resources Commission

Republican legislators' plan to take over key state commissions would remake the Coastal Resources Commission in a way that could strain a decades-long partnership with federal regulators. At stake is $2.5 million in federal funds the state receives...

 
Tere Blanca: Back to her broker roots

Tere Blanca: Back to her broker roots

Broker Tere Blanca has proved over the last four years that bigger isn't always better. At the height of the recession, Blanca left her job running the South Florida offices for Cushman & Wakefield in 2009 to start her own firm Blanca Commercial...

 

Sighting: Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield reunite in Chicago supermarket

Chicago once again played host to a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield reunion Saturday, just like it did when the two former boxing rivals appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009. But rather than reunite in front of a live studio audience,...

 

A First Step on Continent for Google on Use of Content

By ERIC PFANNER / The New York Times PARIS -- Publishers in France say they have struck an innovative agreement with Google on the use of their content online. Their counterparts elsewhere in Europe, however, say the French gave in too easily to the...

 
Michigan, film industry reeling over Snyder's budget proposal

Michigan, film industry reeling over Snyder's budget proposal

Michigan film producers and some lawmakers say they will lobby to maintain the state's $50 million film credits cap, which could be slashed 50% under Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, a fellow...

 

Anchorage, the village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - "Ook na how tuk," Verna Dommek cheerily said in Inupiaq, the language of the Inupiat people, who live north of the Arctic Circle, scattered across Alaska's barren permafrost. Dommek, an Inupiat, then explained in English...

 
TV Review: ‘Killing Lincoln’, a National Geographic special about assassination of the 16th President  

TV Review: ‘Killing Lincoln’, a National Geographic special about assassination of the 16th President  

KILLING LINCOLN Sunday at 8 p.m. National Geographic - 3 stars - TALES OF American history don’t get much more important than the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, making it almost impossible not to get swept up by this...

 

Apodaca backs payday lending bill

a A bill that would bring back payday lending to North Carolina has attracted a powerful new co-sponsor: Senate Rules Committee chairman Tom Apodaca. The support of Apodaca, R-Hendersonville, added to the heavyweight lobbyists that the industry has...

 
Michigan 79, Penn State 71: Still work to do for Wolverines despite win

Michigan 79, Penn State 71: Still work to do for Wolverines despite win

For Michigan, the climb back from last week's double devastation apparently will take some time. The Wolverines' rough week, from the stunning overtime loss at Wisconsin after Ben Brust's 40-foot regulation buzzer beater to being dominated in a loss...

 
Marc Caputo: A swig of water isn't going to sideline Marco Rubio

Marc Caputo: A swig of water isn't going to sideline Marco Rubio

It's official: Marco Rubio is a national punch line. After the Florida senator's weird decision to interrupt his Tuesday rebuttal of the president's State of the Union speech by taking a swig from a bottle of water, he was quickly mocked on The Daily...

 

A career spent trying to save youths like Parrish Flournoy

Even after Tom Schneider ended his role as Parrish Flournoy's juvenile probation officer, the two remained close. The young man wrote Schneider letters, lamenting the years that he had wasted using drugs and pledging to stay out of trouble. Schneider...

 

Review: Pink soars at Staples Center

According to the singer Pink, she had in fact played Staples Center once before her Saturday night headline gig there. But she didn't quite remember doing so. "I'd hurt myself and the doctors said I couldn't do any tricks, but instead I just took...

 

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