News archive from 27 September 2011

Netflix Secures Streaming Deal With DreamWorks

Netflix Secures Streaming Deal With DreamWorks

LOS ANGELES - DreamWorks Animation, the company behind successful movie franchises like “Madagascar” and “Shrek,” said it had completed a deal to pump its films and television specials through Netflix, replacing a less lucrative pact with HBO. The...

 
Housing Slump Forces Cuts at a Company Town

Housing Slump Forces Cuts at a Company Town

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United Hispanic Construction Workers chief, aide indicted on charges they threatened contractors

United Hispanic Construction Workers chief, aide indicted on charges they threatened contractors

The boss of a Bronx based construction coalition and a top deputy have been indicted on charges of strong-arming contractors to get Hispanic and black workers jobs, the Daily News has learned. United Hispanic Construction Workers chief David Rodriguez...

Daily News, 17:06 in Crime
 

Investors Ask if Anything Can Save Greece From Default

LONDON - After months of wrangling, Greece’s frustrated lenders are on the verge of disbursing funds to keep the near-bankrupt nation solvent. But as investors and increasingly frantic policy makers confront mounting fears of a run on European banks,...

 
Nightclub nightmare: Christopher Adames stabbed to death outside Juliet Supper Club

Nightclub nightmare: Christopher Adames stabbed to death outside Juliet Supper Club

A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death while chatting up ladies outside one of the city's hottest nightclubs early Monday, police said. Christopher Adames was stabbed several times in the torso outside the Juliet Supper Club on W. 21st St. in Chelsea...

Daily News, 17:08 in Crime
 

Virtual job fair starts Oct. 1

Virtual job fairs have definite advantages: As long as job seekers have access to a computer, they can participate. No long waiting lines like South Florida's in-person job fairs. America Hires Virtual Job Fair begins Oct. 1 and continues through Dec....

 

Duke players wrongly accused of rape ask judges to let lawsuit against city to move ahead

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A group of former Duke University lacrosse players wrongly arrested on rape charges in 2006 has asked a federal appeals court to let their lawsuit against the City of Durham move forward. Cleared players David Evans, Collin...

 
WikiLeaks’ Founder, in a Gilded British Cage

WikiLeaks’ Founder, in a Gilded British Cage

ELLINGHAM, England The man in the rubber boots and a thick coat to protect against the evening chill walked purposefully about a farm here, scattering pheasants as he went. He could have been an English gentleman out for a bit of hunting, except he...

 
Europe Stews on Greece, and Markets Sweat Out the Wait

Europe Stews on Greece, and Markets Sweat Out the Wait

European leaders headed home from a weekend of meetings in Washington vowing bolder steps to address widening anxiety about the Continent’s debt burden. But it will most likely be weeks or even months before any new action comes to pass. Multimedia...

 
Bicyclists may be inhaling twice as much soot as pedestrians

Bicyclists may be inhaling twice as much soot as pedestrians

You've decided to help your health and the environment by riding your bike to work. Good for you! Sorry to have to deliver the bad news: you may be inhaling more soot. The amount might be more than twice as much as urban pedestrians, says a pilot...

 
A Plan on Jobs Deserves a Hearing

A Plan on Jobs Deserves a Hearing

A BATTLE is brewing over President Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan. It’s a sound proposal, but you might not know that listening to some of the arguments against it. They may sound plausible, but they don’t stand up to scrutiny. Here are four of them....

 

Amazon adds Fox movies ahead of expected tablet launch

Los Angeles - Amazon.com is set to host a media event on Wednesday morning in New York City, and the expectation is that the world's largest online retailer will be unveiling its long-rumored Google Android-based Kindle tablet. On Monday, Amazon...

 
A closer look: Setting a 'safer' ozone level

A closer look: Setting a 'safer' ozone level

To understand the latest brouhaha about safe levels of ozone, it helps to understand the difference between science and policy. First the back story. In 2008, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Stephen Johnson, reduced the...

 
Anne Hathaway debuts more of Catwoman costume while filming 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Anne Hathaway debuts more of Catwoman costume while filming 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Meow! Anne Hathaway revealed even more of her Catwoman costume during a day of filming "The Dark Knight Rises" in Los Angeles on Sunday. Previous shots of the actress onset have only shown certain parts of it -- and what little fans did see,...

 
Gunning for Wall Street, With Faulty Aim

Gunning for Wall Street, With Faulty Aim

By late morning on Wednesday, Occupy Wall Street, a noble but fractured and airy movement of rightly frustrated young people, had a default ambassador in a half-naked woman who called herself Zuni Tikka. A blonde with a marked likeness to Joni...

 

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