News archive from 19 January 2012

University of Michigan group says grad student's dismissal is union-busting

The dismissal of a University of Michigan graduate student from her research position is just the tip of the anti-union iceberg at U-M, union officials charged today. “There has been a determined effort to bust this union,” Sam Montgomery, president...

 

Romney’s rivals challenge his electability

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Mitt Romney’s Republican rivals are intensifying their efforts to erode if not eliminate his standing as the man most likely to defeat President Barack Obama this fall, often stressing their own prospects over his in the final few...

 

Deal is done: Rangers sign Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish

The Rangers have announced that a deal has been done to bring Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish to Texas. According to the Rangers, the agreement will be officially announced at a press conference at 5:15 p.m. Yu Darvish is expected to travel to Texas and...

Dallas News, 17:04 in Sport
 

Rangers, Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish agree to 6-year deal

The Rangers have announced that a deal has been done to bring Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish to Texas. According to the Rangers, the agreement will be officially announced at a press conference at 5:15 p.m. Yu Darvish is expected to travel to Texas and...

Dallas News, 17:08 in Sport
 

FBI arrests Hub money manager in insider trading case

A former portfolio manager at hedge fund firm Diamondback Capital Management was arrested early today in Boston as part of an ongoing insider-trading investigation. Todd Newman was arrested in Needham around 6 a.m. by the Federal Bureau of...

 

Study puts Hub in Top 10 for growth in jobs, pay

Positive economic trends over the past year have kept Boston in the top 10 of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas for income and employment growth, according to a new Global MetroMonitor report issued today by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings...

 

Live updates: Magic host Spurs in final game of back-to-back-to-back

The Orlando Magic play the final game of their only back-to-back-to-back of the season tonight against San Antonio. The Magic have won five straight and would improve to 11-3 with a victory tonight. That start would tie the club's 2nd-best start ever...

 

Romney, Gingrich in Southern skirmish

ROCK HILL, S.C. - A normally vanilla Mitt Romney added some Southern spice to his stump speech in South Carolina this afternoon, goosing rival Newt Gingrich for attacking him on the campaign trail while Ann Romney peppered her speech with “y’alls” as...

 
What is Theo Epstein worth? Selig to decide

What is Theo Epstein worth? Selig to decide

What has turned into the longest-running soap opera of the baseball offseason may be resolved soon, although Cubs fans have heard all this before. Deciding compensation for Theo Epstein’s departure from Boston is now in the hands of commissioner Bud...

 

Sibley’s Week is over

The Week, the last surviving American title owned by British publishing maverick Felix Dennis, has ousted Publisher Jessica Sibley and hired Men’s Journal Publisher Michael Wolfe to replace her. Sibley, who arrived from Business Week two years ago,...

 

Five collector-car auctions seek their niche in Greater Phoenix

As the number of collector-car auctions continues to grow in Arizona, each seller is working to create a niche to distinguish itself from the crowd. Heavy hitter Barrett-Jackson (with 250,000 annual attendance), Russo and Steele, RM Auctions, Gooding...

 
Where North and South Koreans Go to Reunify (Hint: It’s Not in the Koreas)

Where North and South Koreans Go to Reunify (Hint: It’s Not in the Koreas)

SIEM REAP, Cambodia - At a roadside restaurant here near the sprawling ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, busloads of South Korean tourists file in to witness an unexpectedly exotic spectacle: doll-faced North Korean women performing everything from...

 

Protest exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry

LOS ANGELES - In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and...

 
Hepatitis C treatment with antivirals is effective: study

Hepatitis C treatment with antivirals is effective: study

A major advance in treating hepatitis C appears to be on the horizon. Researchers reported Wednesday that combining two antiviral medications was effective in stopping the infection in some patients who were not helped by the traditional treatment....

 

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