News archive from 24 May 2011

Gas prices fall 23 cents in a week, could drop more

Gas prices fall 23 cents in a week, could drop more

Gas prices, already down 23 cents a gallon from a week ago, should hold steady or fall a bit further, based on current market trends. The statewide average is now $3.87 a gallon, which is still $1.14 higher than a year ago. Prices today ranged from an...

 

Grosse Pointe school board meets in wake of 2 resignations, adult photos

The Grosse Pointe Board of Education meets tonight, its first meeting since two Grosse Pointe South High School administrators resigned this weekend in the midst of a district investigation of adult images found on their computers. Principal Allan...

 

Mets owner Wilpon criticizes Reyes, Beltran and Wright in new magazine article

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Reyes isn't worth all the money he wants. Carlos Beltran is no longer a top-tier player. David Wright isn't a superstar. Those aren't merely the opinions of some disgruntled New York Mets fan. Those thoughts come straight from the...

 

Fiat dealership debuts in Macomb Township

Macomb Township - The grand opening of a Fiat dealership here today offered a preview of a new beginning for Chrysler Group LLC on Tuesday. "Tomorrow is going to be a huge day for us," Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group LLC chief executive,...

 

Fiat dealership debuts in Macomb Township

Macomb Township - The grand opening of a Fiat dealership here today offered a preview of a new beginning for Chrysler Group LLC on Tuesday. "Tomorrow is going to be a huge day for us," Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group LLC chief executive,...

 

VW's 'Think Blue' campaign touts 'sustainability'

For Volkswagen AG, blue is the new green. The German automaker is kicking offa "Think Blue" campaign in the United States today, featuring print and Web ads and billboards aimed at expanding the debate aboutabout how society can reconcile...

 
IPhone shell has opener, comes with brew app

IPhone shell has opener, comes with brew app

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A lot of Silicon Valley mythology centers on the idea of two guys in a garage. These two guys actually started their company in a garage. Their tale also shows how mobile and social technology can enable a nutty idea to grow into a...

 

Official: Palestinian PM suffered heart attack

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad suffered a heart attack while visiting the U.S. and is recovering at a Texas hospital, a spokesman said Monday. Fayyad, who was born in 1952, was in Austin to attend the college graduation...

Chron, 17:05 in World News
 

Phoenix police arrest 4 in Walmart robbery

A vehicle pursuit in Phoenix led to the arrest of four people who police suspect robbed a Walmart during the weekend, police said Monday. About 7 p.m. Sunday, authorities suspect three people were in a stolen Chevrolet pickup parked in an alley behind...

 

Greek debt crisis rekindles market fears

LONDON -- Europe's debt crisis returned to shake markets on Monday as fears over the solvency of Greece combined with concerns that Spain, or even Italy, may be dragged into the turmoil that has already seen three euro countries bailed out. Most of...

 

Chrysler plans to repay government loans Tuesday

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says his company will save $300 million in interest per year when it repays government loans on Tuesday. The company will repay roughly $7.5 billion in loans to the U.S. and Canadian...

 

Oil settles below $98

Oil dropped more than 2 percent Monday as the dollar strengthened. Here's how energy contracts traded. On the New York Mercantile Exchange: Crude fell $2.40 to settle at $97.70 per barrel. Gasoline gained 0.23 cent to settle at $2.9381 a gallon....

 

Harris Corp. chief executive officer to retire, search for successor begins

Harris Corp. Chief Executive Officer Howard L. Lance is retiring - though he may remain at the helm for another year, the company said Monday. The 55-year-old chief executive and chairman of the largest high-tech company based in Central Florida...

 

Source: Penn State's Ed DeChellis to resign as Nittany Lions coach to take job at Navy

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Coach Ed DeChellis, who led Penn State to the NCAA tournament this year, has resigned to take the vacant job at Navy, according to a person in the Penn State athletic department familiar with the situation. The person spoke...

 

Cholera spreads to nearly all Dominican provinces

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Health officials in the Dominican Republic are reporting hundreds of new cases of cholera as the outbreak spreads through most of the country. Deputy Health Minister Jose Rodriguez says there have been 1,143 cases of...

 

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