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SPORTS
September 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tashard Choice helped Georgia Tech fans forget about the loss of Calvin Johnson. Notre Dame's three quarterbacks had Fighting Irish fans longing for Brady Quinn. Choice rushed for a career-high 196 yards and two touchdowns, and the Georgia Tech defense had little trouble with Notre Dame's new passers, forcing two fumbles by Demetrius Jones, sacking Evan Sharpley seven times and keeping Jimmy Clausen from doing any damage in a 33-3 victory Saturday.
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BUSINESS
December 14, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose to a record $2.333 trillion as yields near five-year highs attract investors, according to the Money Fund Report. Total assets increased $21.3 billion in the seven days that ended Tuesday, the Westborough, Mass.-based newsletter said Wednesday. The previous high was $2.326 trillion, set in December 2002.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2006 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
California's average gasoline cost dipped over the last week, breaking a 2 1/2 -month string of increases that had fanned public outrage and sent pump prices on a record-busting binge. The price decrease over the last seven days was tiny -- just two-tenths of a penny, to an average of $3.33 for a gallon of self-serve regular, a federal survey showed Monday.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2006 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
For the second straight week, California motorists paid sharply higher gasoline prices even though costs at the pump fell across the country, a federal survey showed Monday. And for the second straight week, state energy regulators searched for an explanation. California's average gas price jumped 13 cents to $3.332 for a gallon of self-serve regular during the week ended Monday, another record high for the Energy Department's weekly survey.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2006 | John Curran, Associated Press
For someone mired in judicial purgatory, Superior Court Judge Carol E. Higbee is remarkably upbeat. She doesn't want pity -- many judges work as hard, she says. She doesn't want publicity -- it makes her uncomfortable, and she grants interview requests grudgingly. She just wants justice -- and she's ready to dispense it, one Vioxx case at a time, even if it takes a lifetime. And at the current rate, it could, assuming the cases are not settled or withdrawn.
SPORTS
December 14, 2005 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
It might be best for the Clippers to avoid overtime these days. They are short-handed because of injuries, haven't fared well in extra sessions recently and experienced another letdown Tuesday night in a 95-87 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at the SBC Center. The Clippers missed a chance to win in regulation when center Chris Kaman's left-handed shot in the lane bounced out and rolled off the rim with 1.8 seconds remaining. The Clippers were outscored, 11-3, in overtime.
SPORTS
June 18, 2005 | From Associated Press
Roger Clemens always will have a soft spot in his heart for Kansas City. Clemens got his 333rd victory with his 500th decision, dominating the Royals again in leading the Houston Astros to a 7-0 victory Friday night. "I love Kansas City. I love this ballpark," said Clemens, who has won nine consecutive decisions against the Royals. "Here and Anaheim, I've enjoyed both cities very much."
BUSINESS
November 11, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The number of Americans filing initial claims for jobless benefits increased by 2,000 to 333,000 last week, the Labor Department said. The less volatile four-week moving average of claims declined to 336,000, the lowest since the week ended July 3, from 341,500 a week earlier. The number of people continuing to collect state jobless benefits rose to 2.81 million in the week that ended Oct. 30 from 2.79 million a week earlier.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2004 | From Reuters
Retail sales rebounded in July, though the gain was smaller than expected, while lines for jobless benefits shrank for a second straight week, according to a mixed bag of government reports released Thursday. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose 0.7% to a seasonally adjusted $336.5 billion, an improvement from a revised 0.5% decline in June. July purchases excluding autos edged up 0.
WORLD
May 6, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nicaragua's army destroyed 333 surface-to-air missiles at the urging of the United States, Defense Minister Jose Adan Guerra said Wednesday. Guerra called the destruction a sign of good faith to Washington and said the military planned to destroy another 333 SAM-7s in late July. The United States repeatedly has called on Nicaragua to decommission its more than 2,000 Russian-made SAM-7s, which it received in the 1980s under the Marxist Sandinista government allied with the Soviet Union.
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