News archive from 28 September 2014

The Five: How to close a sale

You’ve made the pitch; now, how do you close a sale? Sales executive Josh Ellis offers tips on how to close the deal. Ellis is sales director for Long Cove, a luxury second-home community on Cedar Creek Lake. He has closed more than $37 million in...

 

A drop-off in startups: Where are all the entrepreneurs?

For years, Christina Marshall was convinced that she would start her own company. She studied entrepreneurship with the hope of launching a clothing company for full-figured women. But after graduating two years ago, the 31-year-old chose a more...

 

3Play Bluetooth receiver lets up to three devices send music to one stereo

Everyone likes listening to music in the car. I like to have a decent sound system in my car. Perhaps that’s because my first car — a 1971 Mercury Comet — didn’t have any type of audio system at all. My current Honda Fit has a pretty nice factory...

 

Before you die, plan your digital afterlife

NEW YORK — Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it’s never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shuffle off this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter...

 

Corporate tax overhaul a popular idea, but politically thorny

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's announced crackdown on what he calls an unpatriotic move by U.S. corporations to shift their headquarters and tax bills to low-tax countries is raising the question of why the U.S. simply doesn't cut its corporate...

 

IRS fights Ingersoll-Rand over offshore money routing

From Burger King to Charlotte-based Chiquita, a wave of U.S. companies are looking to move their headquarters to lower-tax countries. The math seems pretty simple: By reincorporating somewhere such as Ireland or Bermuda, a company can slash its tax...

 
ASU's Shelby Houlihan becomes third to repeat at Griak Invitational cross country

ASU's Shelby Houlihan becomes third to repeat at Griak Invitational cross country

Arizona State senior Shelby Houlihan became just the third woman to repeat as champion at the prestigious Griak Invitational cross country meet in Minneapolis. Houlihan, 2014 NCAA Outdoor 1,500-meter champion, pulled away late in the 6,000-meter race...

AZCentral, 19:06 in Sport
 

Dr. Oz to appear in Mooresville Oct. 9

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a surgeon with the popular “The Dr. Oz Show” , will appear at a day-long series of events in Mooresville Oct. 9 to raise money and awareness for the more than 120 free medical and dental clinics in the Carolinas....

 
Europe leads 10-6, closes in on Ryder Cup

Europe leads 10-6, closes in on Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe...

 

Duke Blue Devils at Miami Hurricanes: Live updates

Live Blog Live Updates: Duke at Miami

 

Blimey! Accents befuddle auto systems

DETROIT — Colin and Rachel Britton have a failure to communicate when they slip into their $95,000 Mercedes GL500. Not with each other, with their car. Its voice recognition system is dumbfounded by their British accents, especially Rachel’s. “The car...

 

Crusade against terrorism ends in victory for Dallas lawyer

Dallas attorney Mark Werbner sat silently Monday in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn as a jury announced its verdict. For a decade, he had engineered a global legal battle against Jordan’s Arab Bank for its role in financing terrorist attacks by Hamas...

 

Crusade against terrorism ends in victory for Dallas lawyer

Dallas attorney Mark Werbner sat silently Monday in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn as a jury announced its verdict. For a decade, he had engineered a global legal battle against Jordan’s Arab Bank for its role in financing terrorist attacks by Hamas...

 

Check that passport to make sure it’s up to date

September is National Passport Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to look at this gold standard of identification, especially if your book is 9 years old. But isn’t a passport good for 10? Yes and no. Passports used to be valid for 10 years...

 

Check that passport to make sure it’s up to date

September is National Passport Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to look at this gold standard of identification, especially if your book is 9 years old. But isn’t a passport good for 10? Yes and no. Passports used to be valid for 10 years...

 

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