October 10, 2013 |
Deliberately paced but not so deliberately thought out, the horror entry "Cassadaga" tries to scoop up enough tropes to satisfy a wide range of potential fright fans but lacks the cohesion to ever truly be effective. Kelen Coleman sympathetically plays Lily, a deaf art teacher spurred by the tragic death of her younger sister to relocate to sleepy, moss-covered college town Cassadaga, where seance-holding spiritualists roam, a vengeful dead woman begins haunting her and the town weirdo might be a serial killer.
September 6, 2013 |
Citing a large drop-off in private student loan originations, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. spokeswoman confirmed Friday that the bank would stop issuing student loans Oct. 12. "Over the last five years, students have increasingly relied on government-backed loans," said spokeswoman Trish Wexler. As a result, "we no longer see meaningful growth in this market," she said. PHOTOS: The costliest bank failures The lender had already started scaling back its student loan business.
July 27, 2013 |
In the automotive world, no one is more loyal than a truck owner. Lassie on her best day couldn't match the fidelity of someone who buys a particular brand of pickup. Once they choose Ford or Chevy or Dodge, usually only a pine box lures them away. With this in mind, the goal of the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado wasn't to lure new buyers with extraneous bells and whistles. Rather, the 2014 model, rolling into dealerships now, aims to give the Chevy faithful exactly what they liked about their existing trucks, while correcting previous flaws.
June 27, 2013 |
DAKAR, Senegal - President Obama arrived in this corner of West Africa to deliver messages about civil society and good governance, democracy and development. Senegal's message to him was simpler: Welcome home. The greeting was plastered on signs and T-shirts wherever Obama went Thursday during his first full day of a weeklong, three-country trip to Africa. Although Obama was born and largely raised in Hawaii, his father was born and is buried in Kenya, and on this day Senegal treated the president as one of its own. Lampposts were covered with signs reading, "Welcome home, Mr. President.
May 10, 2013 |
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw 80 pitches, 54 for strikes, Friday night in his rehabilitation start with the Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes before he was pulled with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning in a California League game at Lake Elsinore. He gave up eight runs but only three were earned. He also gave up six hits, had four strikeouts and allowed no walks in 4 1/3 innings. Greinke had suffered a fractured collarbone in his left (non-throwing) shoulder April 11 in a tussle with San Diego's Carlos Quentin, who charged the mound after being hit by a pitch.
May 1, 2013 |
Herbalife Ltd. said it had to scale back plans to repurchase its shares after KPMG resigned in early April as its auditor and withdrew its review of the company's annual financial statements for the last three years. The Los Angeles nutritional products company canceled plans to borrow money that "would have been used to repurchase a meaningful amount of company stock," John DeSimone, Herbalife chief financial officer, told analysts Tuesday in a conference call. KPMG withdrew its approval of Herbalife's 2010, 2011 and 2012 financial statements after the accounting giant accused a senior partner of insider trading in the shares of Herbalife, footwear maker Skechers USA Inc. and other companies.