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BUSINESS
February 28, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. rejected Men's Wearhouse latest acquisition offer late Thursday, calling it "inadequate" but agreed to meet with its rival to discuss a possible merger, heightening a months-long takeover battle between the retailers.  Since September, the two menswear companies have been engaged in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. initially offered to buy Men's Wearhouse but was rebuffed. Men's Wearhouse turned the tables and offered to buy Jos. A. Bank, kicking off more expensive acquisition offers and a series of maneuvers (a lawsuit and a proposed deal by Jos. A. Bank to buy Eddie Bauer, another retail firm)
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SCIENCE
October 23, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
The way we walk is not just the way we walk. The strolling pace of men and women may give away some clues about our romantic partnerships and friendships, according to a study published Wednesday in the online journal PLOS One. Men slow their pace for female romantic partners, more so than for women they don't know. And when they walk with other men, dudes are practically racing, according to the study. Women, on the other hand, hardly varied their pace for their beau or guy friend, but when walking with each other, they slowed down appreciably.
AUTOS
December 13, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch
Women now make up more than half of the U.S. population with driver's licenses and that has big implications for the auto industry and traffic safety, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. And that's not because of the old misconception that women are worse drivers than men, according to the university, which looked at driving data from 1963 through 2010. "Females are more likely than males to purchase smaller, safer and more fuel-efficient vehicles than males," said Michael Sivak, a transportation professor at the university.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2013 | By Shan Li
The pay gap between men and women has been a subject of debate for decades. But a new survey reveals a clue to the discrepancy: the number of hours worked by men with full-time jobs versus women in full-time positions. On average, men log 8.46 hours a day versus the 7.87 hours worked by women, according to a recent Labor Department American Time Use Survey . However, that difference is flipped when it comes to part-time gigs. In those positions, women work 5.29 hours per day compared with men, who put in 5.16 hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2010 | By John Horn
As a wildly successful television producer, "ER's" John Wells has enough playing-around money to finance independent films, having traveled to the Sundance Film Festival with "One Hour Photo," "An American Crime" and "Savage Grace." But Wells also knows the personal toll -- a relative lost his job and then his home -- of the nation's economic collapse. With "The Company Men," Wells brings the two together. In his feature film directing debut, Wells has made a movie that starts where "Up in the Air" stops: "The Company Men," starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner, follows highly paid executives caught in the unforgiving downsizing of a fictional Massachusetts shipbuilding firm -- the layoffs are designed to boost the company's stock price -- and how they try to manage without something to do between 9 and 5. Premiering at what will likely be a packed Sundance acquisition screening tonight, Wells' drama is not only an indictment of corporate greed (jobs at GTX may be slashed, but an extravagant new corporate headquarters and the Degas paintings for the $22-million-a-year chief executive are exempt)
NEWS
December 19, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
How fast do you have to walk to stay ahead of the Grim Reaper? About 3 miles an hour. Australian researchers used the mythical character as a device to determine what walking speeds allow older men to outpace death. The results were published recently in the British Medical Journal's Christmas issue. They clocked walking speeds of 1,705 men from a mixed demographic pool and followed them for six to 21 years. The average walking speed was about 2.9 feet per second. Also, in that time there were 266 deaths among the participants.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2008
After reading your excellent article on "Mad Men," I was so intrigued that I watched the program that very evening. While I enjoyed the acting, the clothes, etc., I was somewhat appalled at the portrayal of the men, especially. They were mostly portrayed as "pigs" in their treatment of women, and while I was working during that period, I do not remember it as being that outrageous. Carol Saunders Newport Beach
NEWS
June 26, 1992 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
Whose responsibility is safe sex? We know the answer to that--in theory. But when it really comes down to it, between a man and a woman, who's going to make sure a condom is used? I have the luxury of pondering the question from the vantage point of a long, monogamous marriage. I don't have to worry about how to introduce the concept of protection without throwing cold water on passion or offending a new partner.
SPORTS
May 30, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Junior forward Jallen Messersmith of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he is gay, making him the first U.S. men's college basketball player to say he is gay while he is still playing. Messersmith later gave a longer interview to Outsports.com and said he wanted to come out to help other gay athletes feel comfortable about who they are. "When I started coming out, I didn't have anyone to look to for advice or to see how their story went," Messersmith said.
NEWS
November 3, 1991
Until recently, scant research has been devoted to fathers' relationships with their children, although mothers' roles have received a great deal of attention. Encouraged by organizations such as the American Psychological Assn., more researchers--especially men--are exploring the relationships between men and their children, starting from before birth to old age.
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