News archive from 21 August 2011

Hurdles to fund college mount

After many families carefully mapped out a plan to pay for college costs, the economy's downward spiral forced them to rip it up. State-budget cuts forced many colleges and universities to make huge tuition hikes. Job losses siphoned money for college...

 

As U.S. grays, an anti-aging niche grows

NEW YORK - Baby Boomers heading into what used to be called retirement age are providing a 70 million-member strong market for legions of companies, entrepreneurs and surgeons eager to capitalize on their "forever young" mind-set, whether...

 

Billions in the bank: Arizona companies faring well in tough economy

Corporations have risen to the challenge of a tough economy by making themselves stronger. Shareholder-owned companies in Arizona and elsewhere have boosted their cash levels and shored up balance sheets by carefully watching costs, shelving expansion...

 

Even the young are spurning stock, saving cash

Upscale investors of all ages are turning to cash, with Generation Y leading the pack, in what appears to be a deliberate and long-term fundamental change - and not just a reaction to recent stock-market turmoil. So says investment firm MFS, citing a...

 

Mass. unions ramping up lobbying spending in 2011

BOSTON-Massachusetts unions are on pace to break state records for spending on lobbying, as they try to protect their jobs and flex their collective bargaining muscles in a political environment that's grown increasingly skeptical about organized...

 

New England editorial rdp.

The Providence (R.I.) Journal, Aug. 18, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry is finally officially running for the Republican presidential nomination. His conservative positions on many economic and cultural matters, combined with a macho, man-on-horseback...

 

Conn. teacher awaits word on possible firing

BROOKFIELD, Conn.-A Connecticut math teacher is awaiting word on whether he will be fired for asking an overweight teen if he ate his homework. Arbitrators advised Brookfield administrators this month to fire 68-year-old Robert Wollkind, who has been...

 

Facebook's spam program catches innocent users

Pittsburgh - Facebook has sent notes of apology and is changing automated systems that blocked environmental activists and other people from posting on like-minded Facebook pages. The activists weren't victims of censorship, but rather an anti-spam...

 

FHP names pedestrian killed on Universal Boulevard

The Florida Highway Patrol has named the 39-year-old pedestrian killed when he was struck by a sedan on Universal Boulevard early Friday morning. Troopers say they're not sure why Jeffrey Brian was standing in the southbound lane about 2:15 a.m. He...

 

Illegally imported artifacts to Dominican Republic

MIAMI -- U.S. officials have returned a collection of 67 illegally imported artifacts to the Dominican Republic. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection handed over the items during a ceremony Friday, attended...

 

Maclin and Patterson return to Eagles after health scares, could play in season opener

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and defensive tackle Mike Patterson, who both recently recovered from serious health scares, returned to the team and could be in uniform for Philadelphia's regular-season opener. Eagles coach...

 

For Schmidt, gray is gold at NU scrimmage

KENOSHA - Gray T-shirts were status symbols Saturday at Camp Kenosha. Players wearing them were made men, protected by Northwestern coaches from a potential injury in the 80-minute scrimmage. Topics Football Health and Safety at School Big Ten...

 

Terrelle Pryor works out for 17 NFL teams, says he won't appeal 5-game suspension

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Terrelle Pryor says he won't appeal his five-week suspension at the start of the NFL season. The former Ohio State quarterback worked out for 17 teams Saturday before Monday's supplemental draft.

 
Former Giants RB Tiki Barber deserves a chance to show an NFL team what he's got left

Former Giants RB Tiki Barber deserves a chance to show an NFL team what he's got left

Tiki Barber's comeback so far has been no comeback at all. It's consisted of five months of draining workouts at his old gym in New Jersey and one tryout with the Dolphins in early August that did not result in a contract offer. Forget about any team...

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Terrelle Pryor says he won't appeal suspension

GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Terrelle Pryor says he won't appeal his five-week suspension at the start of the NFL season. The former Ohio State quarterback worked out for 17 teams Saturday before Monday's supplemental draft. Among those in attendance were...

 

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