March 4, 2014 |
PHOENIX - They talked about their intense defense in the second half, about how Matt Barnes' big third quarter carried the Clippers, about DeAndre Jordan's big block in the fourth when the game hung in the balance and about Blake Griffin's clutch shot. When the Clippers added all that up, they had walked away with a 104-96 victory over the stubborn Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night at US Airways Center. After giving up 55 points in the first half, the Clippers held Phoenix to 41 points in the second half.
February 26, 2014 |
Matt Barnes has admitted that all the trade chatter bothered the Clippers' starting small forward. Since not being traded away at the trade deadline last Thursday, Barnes has played perhaps his best basketball of the season. In the three games since then, Barnes has averaged 17 points and 5.6 rebounds. He has shot 54.4% from the field, a sizzling 60% (12-for-20) from three-point range. Barnes had his best game last Sunday at Oklahoma City, scoring 24 points on eight-for-14 shooting, six-for-10 from three-point range.
February 26, 2014 |
Barnes & Noble reported a net profit of $63.2 million for the holiday 2013 quarter Wednesday. That is a significant change from a year earlier, when it reported a loss of $3.7 million. The difference is the company's e-reader, the Nook. Barnes & Noble has spun off the money-losing Nook into its own unit and has been taking cost-cutting measures, including clearing inventory and laying off workers. “The company looks like it's back on track” John Tinker, an analyst at Maxim Group in New York, told Bloomberg Businessweek.
February 13, 2014 |
Pottery Barn is opening its only outlet store west of Texas in the Outlets at Tejon, a 320,000-square-foot center north of the Grapevine set to begin operating in August . The 12,397-square-foot unit will be Pottery Barn's ninth outlet store in the United States. Pottery Barn had 193 standard stores as of Oct. 28. The chain is owned by Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco, which also runs an eponymous chain as well as the West Elm home furnishings business. In the third quarter, Pottery Barn same-store sales rose 8.4%, smaller than the 11.1% increase it saw during the same quarter in 2012.
February 7, 2014 |
KNOB NOSTER, Mo. - From a bay window in her home on the prairie, Angela Hostetler stares out at the six huge chicken barns out back. They hold 156,000 chickens, and when she and her husband, Mardy, purchased the farm two years ago, it seemed like a good investment. But this year, the Hostetlers are struggling. That's because their barns, which must be kept at 85 degrees to keep young chickens warm, are heated by 12 1,000-gallon tanks of propane, which are now covered in icy snow.
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February 5, 2014 |
The fathers of two USC graduate students who were shot to death in April 2012 stood before a judge Wednesday and asked for the most severe penalty for their children's killer, whom they described as a "ruthless murderer" and "cold-blooded criminal. " "In China, where I come from, it is only a matter of course that a killer pays a life for a life," XiYong Wu said. But Bryan Barnes, 21, escaped the death penalty by agreeing to plead guilty to two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances in exchange for two consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole.