News archive from 26 April 2011

Joichi Ito to Be Named Head of M.I.T. Media Lab

Joichi Ito to Be Named Head of M.I.T. Media Lab

For centuries diplomas have been synonymous with the nation’s universities. RSS Feed Get Science News From The New York Times » That makes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s decision to name a 44-year old Japanese venture capitalist who...


Got groceries? Wal-Mart testing home delivery

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Saturday that it is testing home grocery delivery in San Jose, Calif., as the world's largest retailer ratchets up competition with online retailer Inc. With the new "Walmart To Go,"...


Washington State Considers First-in-Nation Electric Car Fee

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Drivers of electric cars may have left the gas pump behind, but there's one expense they may not be able to shake: paying to maintain the roads.

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On-the-Job-Napping Could Help Air Traffic Controllers, Official Says

WASHINGTON -- On-the-job naps should be considered as part of a plan to address fatigue by air traffic controllers, airline pilots and others who work overnight shifts, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Monday.

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Audit: Afghan Officials Don't Know How Many Police on Rolls

WASHINGTON -- A new U.S. audit says Afghan authorities don't know how many police they have or whether everyone getting a police salary is actually doing the job, a situation ripe for abuse and waste of the international donations being spent.

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Conn. higher ed consolidation in budget proposal

HARTFORD, Conn.-A plan to consolidate the management of four Connecticut state universities and its 12 community colleges has won a spot in the budget deal between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature's Democratic majority, officials said...


APNewsBreak: Morris Brown, feds prepping debt deal

ATLANTA-Morris Brown College is expected to settle nearly $10 million in debt for pennies on the dollar in an agreement pending with the U.S. Education Department, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. In the April 7 letter, the...


GOP's Haslam marks 100 days as Tenn. governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam marked his first 100 days in office on Monday, and the Republican says he is looking forward to the end of the legislative session as his administration's next major benchmark. All of Haslam's major...


Carbon monoxide detected in Conn. high school

HARTFORD, Conn.-More than 800 Connecticut students got an unexpected day off when carbon monoxide was detected in their school. No injuries were reported in the incident Monday at Plainville High School. Principal Steve LePage said classes will resume...

FBI: Colo. mall likely unrelated to Columbine

FBI: Colo. mall likely unrelated to Columbine

LITTLETON, Colo.-An apparent attempted bombing at a Colorado shopping mall likely was not related to the 12-year anniversary of the shootings at nearby Columbine High School, according to the FBI. Investigators have found a motive but aren't releasing...


Paving project on Grand Avenue brings lane restrictions

After more than a year of snaking through orange cones, drivers who brave Grand Avenue as it runs through Peoria, Surprise and Sun City have one more hurdle before getting their road back. Weather conditions have reached the perfect point for pouring...


As bankrupt Philly Orchestra seeks healthy future, musicians say leadership has been tone deaf

PHILADELPHIA — The musicians known as the Fabulous Philadelphians are feeling more drab than fab about their management these days. The Philadelphia Orchestra, counted among the world’s most renowned symphonies for most of its 111 years, is plotting...

Federal Reserve winds down economic support program and considers how to keep inflation down

Federal Reserve winds down economic support program and considers how to keep inflation down

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is increasingly confident in the economy and about to end a $600 billion program to support it. Now for the next step — figuring out how to keep inflation from taking off. Since late last year, the Fed has bought...


Treasurys edge up ahead of Federal Reserve meeting

NEW YORK — Government bond prices edged higher Monday, ahead of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve. The price of the 10-year Treasury note rose 31.2 cents per $100 invested. Its yield, which moves in the opposite direction, slipped to 3.37...


Kimberly-Clark,, Polycom, Barrick Gold among big market movers Monday

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Kimberly-Clark Corp., down $1.81 at $64.24 The maker of Kleenex and Huggies cut its outlook and said it would raise prices...


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