News archive from 30 July 2014

Revenue jumps at Twitter, but growth remains a concern

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter reported a jolt of growth in the second quarter, driven in part by heavy use of the service during the World Cup soccer tournament. The strong results surprised Wall Street, and prompted investors to send the company’s shares...

 

Revenue jumps at Twitter, but growth remains a concern

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter reported a jolt of growth in the second quarter, driven in part by heavy use of the service during the World Cup soccer tournament. The strong results surprised Wall Street, and prompted investors to send the company’s shares...

 
Pet missing? Oakland County's got your goat

Pet missing? Oakland County's got your goat

Are you missing a goat? The Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center is looking for the owner of a stray goat that was found Monday afternoon around 5 p.m. in Pontiac. Joanie Toole, the Oakland County Animal Control administrative...

 

Canada, Michigan officials to announce bridge plan

DETROIT -- Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have called a news conference Wednesday about the planned new $2 billion bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Snyder's office said Tuesday that Raitt and the...

 

Wines with Texas barbecued brisket? Yeehaw!

Fans of Texas barbecue can agree that smoky barbecue brisket with simple sides makes a mouthwatering meal. They don’t always see eye to eye on what to drink with it, though. Many say beer is best. A few folks insist on Big Red, and legions more favor...

 
NASCAR hits Denny Hamlin, crew chief with major penalties

NASCAR hits Denny Hamlin, crew chief with major penalties

CHARLOTTE - Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 team received the first major sanctions under NASCAR's new penalty structure Tuesday for unsealed rear firewall block-off plates at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At the same time, the penalties are relatively...

 

Ultimate Software reports higher profits, sales

After the market closed on Tuesday, Ultimate Software, which provides human resource software solutions, reported second-quarter profit of $6.4 million or $0.22 per share, up from $4.9 million or $0.17 per share in the same period last year. Adjusted...

 
Victims of pricey lending targeting military win settlement

Victims of pricey lending targeting military win settlement

WASHINGTON -- At first glance, the loans advertised by Rome Finance looked like a good deal for service members who wanted to buy new video game consoles, laptops or flat-screen TVs but didn't have the cash. The Concord, Calif., company offered...

 

Oregon looks at regulating insurer doctor networks

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon insurance regulators are seeking the authority to require private insurers to have enough doctors and other health care providers to adequately serve all their customers. The move comes as a growing number of insurance companies...

 

Mavs sign F Ivan Johnson after year in China

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have signed forward Ivan Johnson after he started all five games for their summer league team. Johnson averaged 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in the Las Vegas league. The contract was announced on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8...

 

NASCAR penalizes Denny Hamlin's Sprint Cup team

Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin got a bad taste of the consequences of a major violation of NASCAR's new Deterrence System. NASCAR on Tuesday assessed Hamlin's No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team a P5 penalty, which included docking the driver 75...

 
QB Ryan takes teaching role for Falcons offense

QB Ryan takes teaching role for Falcons offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons. Tight end Tony Gonzalez has retired, receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White missed...

 
Lions QB Matthew Stafford looking to bounce back

Lions QB Matthew Stafford looking to bounce back

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Matthew Stafford became the Detroit Lions' all-time leading passer last season. But that accomplishment got lost in the closing stretch of a disappointing season. He finished last season with 17,457 yards passing to surpass Hall...

 
Titans RB Greene sits out practice, rehabs on side

Titans RB Greene sits out practice, rehabs on side

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shonn Greene has had two surgeries on his right knee in the past year, so the Tennessee Titans are trying to make sure he stays healthy in training camp. Greene took part in a walk-through Tuesday before practice, then spent the...

 

Woman pleads guilty in video-taped whipping of 14-year-old cousin

A woman pleaded guilty to a felony charge today in the whipping of her 14-year-old cousin that was caught in a video that surfaced on Facebook. Tajenae Grady, 20, of Redford Township, entered the plea prior to the start of her trial on a charge of...

 

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