News archive from 21 April 2012, page 12

Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

WASHINGTON - For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to...

 

In Bo Xilai scandal, China's national leaders fear their undoing

CHONGQING, China On the day that former Chongqing boss Bo Xilai was removed from all his Chinese Communist Party posts and his wife announced to be a murder suspect, a mob of at least 10,000 people took over the streets of one of the municipality's...

 
In Bo Xilai scandal, China's national leaders fear their undoing

In Bo Xilai scandal, China's national leaders fear their undoing

CHONGQING, China -- On the day that former Chongqing boss Bo Xilai was removed from all his Chinese Communist Party posts and his wife announced to be a murder suspect, a mob of at least 10,000 people took over the streets of one of the municipality's...

 

Summary Box: Automakers run short of plastic

THE PROBLEM: An explosion and fire last month knocked out a German factory that was a major supplier of nylon resin to the auto industry. That accident and last year's earthquake in Japan have exposed problems with the industry's...

 

Why investors aren't impressed with profits

NEW YORK -- When it comes to happy surprises on Wall Street, it's hard to get better than this. U.S. companies made more money in the first three months this year than almost anyone expected. As earnings reports roll in, they're beating the estimates...

 

Regulators close New Jersey bank

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have shuttered a bank in New Jersey, bringing to 17 the number of banks that have failed so far this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it closed Fort Lee Federal Savings Bank, FSB, in Fort...

 
Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

WASHINGTON -- For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam...

 
hot concerts

hot concerts

tonight Plaza-Midwood Spring Party 2012 6 p.m. Petra's Piano Bar, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $10. www.petraspianobar.com. Charlotte pop singer-songwriter Jon Lindsay hosts his seasonal music and arts mini-fest and variety show. The lineup includes...

 

big shows

Dennis Edwards & The Temptations: April 28. $28. Bojangles' Coliseum. The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show: April 28. $69.30-$79.55. Ovens Auditorium. Apassionata: May 4-6. $37.95-$175.20. Bojangles'. The Revolve Tour 2012: May 5. $59-$79. Ovens. The Life...

 

Letters to the Editor: Scott and education, school board raises, and handcuffed kids

Scott and education I find it appalling for Gov. Rick Scott to write a guest column about the great things he is doing for Florida schools ("Investing in education makes the most of taxpayers' dollars," Orlando Sentinel, Tuesday). In his...

 

Our Take

Hurray for the TSA The agency gets more than its share of criticism, so it's time for a some kudos for the Transportation Security Administration. Striking a strong - if overdue - blow for common sense, the TSA has launched a pilot program with more...

 

Give Apopka restoration priority over new airport

Environmental groups are sounding the alarm about a proposed airport near Lake Apopka. The project should concern not just environmentalists, but anyone else who pays taxes. An authority the Legislature created to develop an airport in west Orange...

 

SEC announces final judgments against SEC execs

The Securities and Exchange Commission has entered final judgments against three former officers and managers of CSK Auto Corp, an auto-parts retailer that was based in Phoenix until it was acquired in 2008 by O'Reilly Automotive Inc. of Springfield,...

 

Obama proclaims Fort Ord National Monument on California's Central Coast

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday announced the creation of the Fort Ord National Monument, a stretch of grassland, oak and shrub landscape on California's Central Coast where 1.5 million American soldiers trained before heading off to war....

 

High pay top goal of women

"Show me the money" is the new rallying cry among young women. Two-thirds of 18- to 34-year-old women say being successful in a high-paying career is "one of the most important things" or "very important" in their lives,...

 

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