News archive from 31 May 2011, page 17

Labor group: Qatar must boost WCup worker rights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-An international labor group is calling on Qatar to boost rights and improve living conditions for migrant laborers working on the massive projects planned for soccer's 2022 World Cup. But the International Trade Union...

 

Darden rents from itself and saves on taxes

Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has cut its corporate taxes in some states by renting restaurants from itself, using a strategy that has led to challenges and millions of dollars in back taxes for some other big companies. The owner of chains...

 
Leaving North Las Vegas no option for many 'underwater' homeowners

Leaving North Las Vegas no option for many 'underwater' homeowners

Reporting from North Las Vegas, Nev., and Los- Charles Mills can barely afford to stay here. But he also can't afford to move. That's why the 44-year-old heavy equipment operator was preparing to leave his wife and young daughter here and go where he...

 
Gen. Martin Dempsey to chair Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gen. Martin Dempsey to chair Joint Chiefs of Staff

Reporting from Washington - President Obama nominated Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing Memorial Day to put the finishing touches on his new national security team and start what the administration hopes...

 
On the road: Deltona family ditches home, job, possessions for a year traveling in an RV

On the road: Deltona family ditches home, job, possessions for a year traveling in an RV

Can a couple of 30-ish suburbanites with two kids and no particular fondness for camping spend an entire year crossing the country in a 24-foot-travel trailer - without going crazy? Britt and Jared Reints of Deltona are about to find out. In the...

 

Prime Oak Cliff properties change hands

Four prime development tracts in north Oak Cliff have been purchased for future resale or development. Cienda Partners bought the vacant properties between West Davis Street and Colorado Boulevard from lender Amegy Bank. The properties were once owned...

 
Volcker says time for tightening

Volcker says time for tightening

MADRID — Faced with mounting inflationary pressures, the U.S. Federal Reserve could soon be forced to start tightening monetary policy, former Fed chief Paul Volcker said Monday. “I would say that time is getting very close,” Volcker said at a news...

 

Briggs powers UVA to NCAA men's lacrosse title

BALTIMORE - Colin Briggs wasn't sure if he would get a chance to play in the national championship game. The Virginia midfielder stood on the sidelines Saturday watching his Cavaliers beat Denver in the semifinals. Coach Dom Starsia had suspended him...

 
Loney, Ethier drive in 3 runs apiece in Dodgers' 7-1 win over Rockies

Loney, Ethier drive in 3 runs apiece in Dodgers' 7-1 win over Rockies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Loney had three hits with a homer and three RBIs, Andre Ethier also drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night. Chad Billingsley (4-4) allowed one run and a season-high 11...

 

Dodgers 7, Rockies 1

E_E.Young (1). DP_Los Angeles 3. LOB_Colorado 13, Los Angeles 6. 3B_Carroll (2). HR_Wigginton (4), Loney (3). SB_E.Young (2), C.Gonzalez (7), Kemp (14). CS_Furcal (2). SF_Kemp. Elbert pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Umpires_Home, Joe West; First,...

 

Diamondbacks 15, Marlins 4

E_R.Webb (1). DP_Arizona 1. LOB_Florida 9, Arizona 7. 2B_K.Johnson (12), J.Upton (12). 3B_K.Johnson (1). HR_G.Sanchez (8), K.Johnson 2 (9), J.Upton (10), Montero (6), G.Parra (4). SB_J.Upton (10), S.Drew (4), C.Young (6). Umpires_Home, Greg Gibson;...

 

Johnson, Upton power sizzling Diamondbacks past Marlins 15-4

PHOENIX (AP) - Kelly Johnson homered twice and fell a single shy of the cycle and the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks won their seventh straight, a 15-4 rout of the Florida Marlins on Monday night. Johnson, with a double and triple, tied a franchise...

 

South African president: Gadhafi ready for truce

TRIPOLI, Libya - Moammar Gadhafi is ready for a truce to stop the fighting in his country, the visiting South African president said Monday after meeting the Libyan ruler, but he listed familiar Gadhafi conditions that have scuttled previous...

Chron, 23:33 in World News
 

Memorial Day marked by parades, flyovers, flags

WASHINGTON - Americans from the nation's capital to Alaska marked Memorial Day with parades, somber reflection and even a climbing expedition in a holiday infused with fresh meaning by the approaching 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist...

Chron, 23:34 in World News
 

Entrepreneurial boot camp grads to pitch to Silicon Valley investors

Tech Wildcatters is offering a bonus to the latest graduates of its entrepreneurial boot camp: a trip to Silicon Valley to pitch to venture capitalists. Five of the seven Dallas-area startups in the Tech Wildcatters program will travel to California...

 

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