News archive from 21 August 2012

Best Buy hires Joly as new CEO

NEW YORK-The fight over Best Buy's future is getting ugly. Best Buy Co, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, announced Monday it has tapped Hubert Joly, the former head of global hospitality company Carlson and a turnaround expert, as the...

 

OnLive game streaming company says it will live on

NEW YORK-OnLive, the video game streaming service that was full of promise when it started three years ago, has reorganized its business and cut its staff. Analysts say OnLive was spending too much money and didn't have enough paying users. OnLive...

 

Fox to distribute DreamWorks Animation movies

LOS ANGELES-DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the movie studio behind "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," said Monday that its films will be distributed by 20th Century Fox next year. The five-year deal replaces an existing distribution...

 

Figures on government spending and debt

WASHINGTON- Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Aug. 17 15,923,501 Statutory debt limit 16,394,000 Total public debt...

 

Tom Cruise mourns 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott

Actor Tom Cruise is mourning Tony Scott, the "Top Gun" director who jumped to his death Sunday in the L.A. area. Scott helped Cruise deliver one of the most popular performances of the actor's career, as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in...

 

DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox

Shrek and Po have found a new home. DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale studio behind such hit animated franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," has signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox, which will...

 
Tony Scott death: Hollywood looks to his films to make sense of tragedy

Tony Scott death: Hollywood looks to his films to make sense of tragedy

With films like "Top Gun" and "Man on Fire," Tony Scott made spectacle movies about men who live by a code and face death on their own terms -- spies and crime lords, race car drivers and fighter pilots. Recently, the...

 
Hunt for answers in 'Top Gun' director's death

Hunt for answers in 'Top Gun' director's death

LOS ANGELES -- Tony Scott loved fast cars, riding fast motorcycles and creating some of the most memorable action sequences of the past quarter century. He was even planning a sequel to his hit "Top Gun." Yet, on Sunday, police were removing...

 

Rosie O'Donnell has heart attack

Rosie O'Donnell had a heart attack last week but is OK, her rep says. The comedian, 50, credits her survival to a Web search of her symptoms. A stent was inserted after doctors found her coronary artery was 99 percent blocked.

 

Olympics viewer boost for 'Today' show short-lived

NEW YORK -- The audience boost that the London Olympics provided for NBC's "Today" show has been short-lived. The Nielsen Co. says ABC's "Good Morning America" beat "Today" in the ratings last week by an average margin of...

 

Mark Hackel and staff move into new offices at Macomb County Administration Building

Mark Hackel has moved into the county administration building in Mount Clemens – 18 months after he became the first Macomb County executive. Hackel and his staff had been working in space at the county road department while part of the 8th floor of...

 

Passengers get sick after turbulence heading to Houston

Several people were injured Monday on a flight after a plane headed to Houston experienced turbulence, officials said. Houston firefighters were dispatched to George Bush Intercontinental Airport Monday around 3:15 p.m. after 11 people said they felt...

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Man fatally shot by gunmen who demanded money

A Houston man was shot to death at his home by two people who demanded money from him, police said. Martin Franklin, 52, died at his home in the 15000 block of Ironside Hill Drive, near West Fuqua and the Sam Houston Parkway south. Two people entered...

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Jackson Health System explores outsourcing ER docs plus billing and collections

The Jackson Health System announced Monday it's seeking proposals to outsource physician services in all its emergency rooms as well as looking for a company to handle its billing and collections. “We have not made the decision to outsource...

 
Geocent opens headquarters for engineering sector in Huntsville

Geocent opens headquarters for engineering sector in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- When Bobby Savoie was writing his doctoral dissertation, little did he realize that one of its subjects would soon play a prominent role in his career. His paper dealt with technology-based economic development and Savoie used...

 

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