News archive from 21 September 2011

Revenue Jumps at Oracle, Pushing Income Up 36%

SAN FRANCISCO - Despite a choppy economy, corporate spending on technology helped to lift Oracle’s sales 12 percent in its latest quarter. After the markets closed on Monday, Oracle reported that net income in the quarter ending Aug. 31, the first of...

 

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim wistful at leaving Big East, ready to move on to ACC

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Coach Jim Boeheim is wistful about Syracuse's decision to leave the Big East Conference, but says it's time to move on. Boeheim, the all-time leader in conference wins with 338 says today in an interview on Syracuse radio station...

 

ConAgra, After Missing Estimates, Looks to Expand

ConAgra Foods, the maker of Banquet frozen meals and Orville Redenbacher popcorn, reported a quarterly profit Tuesday that missed analysts’ estimates. And the chief executive, Gary M. Rodkin, said the company was looking at “a number” of acquisition...

 

EMU bans medical marijuana on campus

Eastern Michigan University became the latest Michigan university to formally ban medical marijuana from its campus today. Despite state laws allowing those with medical marijuana cards to smoke the drug, federal law still lists it as illegal. That...

 

GM's workers guaranteed $12,500 in bonuses in tentative UAW contract

United Auto Workers members working for General Motors Co. will be guaranteed at least $12,500 in bonuses over the next four years under a proposed deal that will also result in 6,400 saved or added jobs and $2.5 billion in additional U.S....

 

Revenue Jumps at Oracle, Pushing Income Up 36%

SAN FRANCISCO - Despite a choppy economy, corporate spending on technology helped to lift Oracle’s sales 12 percent in its latest quarter. After the markets closed on Monday, Oracle reported that net income in the quarter ending Aug. 31, the first of...

 

Big East changing before TCU even gets there; Patterson still thinks Frogs 'will be fine'

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - TCU's upcoming move to the Big East was supposed to be about stability and being in a conference with automatic access into the BCS. The 20th-ranked Horned Frogs are still nearly a year away from their Big East debut and...

 

Wall Street reviews Netflix's 'Qwikster' DVD split

NEW YORK-Netflix's new double-feature is getting bad reviews on Wall Street. Financial analysts and money managers who own the company's stock are joining the chorus of consumers who are savaging Netflix's decision to separate its streaming video...

 

Gold gains on expectations of a new Fed move

NEW YORK-Expectations that the Federal Reserve will take new steps to help the sluggish economy helped drive gold prices back above $1,800 an ounce Tuesday. Other metals, as well as crude oil, were also higher. Many investors and economists expect the...

 
UK police drop demand for paper's hacking files

UK police drop demand for paper's hacking files

LONDON-London's police force said Tuesday it was dropping a demand that The Guardian newspaper reveal the confidential sources for its stories about Britain's phone-hacking scandal. The decision follows a chorus of unified criticism from the country's...

 

Bush leads lively education debate in Orlando

All the hot-button education issues - from merit pay to charter schools to virtual education - were on the menu today at a luncheon where former Gov. Jeb Bush and other education leaders debated the future of public schools in Florida. Bush and four...

 
Mike Danton saves teammate in Sweden, former NHL player puts lessons learned in prison to use on ice

Mike Danton saves teammate in Sweden, former NHL player puts lessons learned in prison to use on ice

Former NHL player Mike Danton insists that he's a changed man. Perhaps his latest actions will convince his critics that he actually is. Playing for IFK Ore in Sweden, Danton rushed to the aid of a teammate who took a late hit in the third period and...

Daily News, 17:08 in Sport
 

UT-Arlington golf tournament called on account of bees

FORT WORTH, Texas — The final round of a college golf tournament has been called off because of an unusual hazard at the 18th green: bees. Texas-Arlington's UTA/Waterchase Invitational was canceled Tuesday after a limb from a tree holding an estimated...

Dallas News, 17:10 in Sport
 

TCU's pending move is to suddenly shaky Big East

FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU's upcoming move to the Big East was supposed to be about stability and being in a conference with automatic access into the BCS. The 20th-ranked Horned Frogs are still nearly a year away from their Big East debut and things...

Dallas News, 17:10 in Sport
 

Fantasy football live chat: Week 3

Join Tribune fantasy football writer Matthew Wood for our weekly fantasy football live chat, starting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Feel free to ask any questions related to fantasy football and we'll try to get to as many as possible. Fantasy Football...

 

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