October 4, 2013 |
WINNIPEG, Canada - Reasons to pull a goalie in only his second start of the season? Let us go over them after Winnipeg beat the Kings, 5-3, in the Jets' home opener at MTS Center on Friday night. The offensively gifted Jets have scored 10 goals in two games and Devin Setoguchi and Evander Kane combined for six points against the Kings. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, who is usually loath to make a goalie switch in-game, did just that in the third period, pulling starter Jonathan Quick after he gave up a goal on a wraparound by Setoguchi at 5:19 that widened the Jets' lead to 4-1. "Three reasons to pull goalies from a coaching standpoint," Sutter said.
October 3, 2013 |
Time Warner Cable SportsNet has expanded its on-air Lakers broadcast team to include Byron Scott and Luke Walton. Scott won three NBA titles with the Lakers in the mid-1980s. Walton has two rings from the Lakers' 2009 and 2010 championships. "The addition of Byron Scott and Luke Walton to our on-air team allows Time Warner Cable SportsNet to give fans incredible perspective on the Los Angeles Lakers. Byron is an experienced and respected NBA veteran and Luke is fresh off of an accomplished NBA career," said Larry Meyers, vice president, content and executive producer, Time Warner Cable Sports Regional Networks.
September 24, 2013 |
A Caltech researcher who fused economics and neuroscience to make sense of human decisions that often don't make cents has won the MacArthur genius grant. Colin Camerer came to Caltech in 1994 with an MBA in quantitative studies and a doctorate in decision theory from the University of Chicago's business school, a place he described as “the temple of beliefs in highly rational people who make really good decisions and take into account the future.” “I just thought that was a useful caricature, but not the right model of human nature,” Camerer said.
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September 24, 2013 |
A violent prison gang ran drugs in Orange County's jails, ordered brutal beatings of inmates, collected tariffs from neighborhood gangs and issued so-called hard candy lists that marked disobedient members for death, according to indictments made public Tuesday In what authorities described as a major blow to the Mexican Mafia, 129 people were indicted by federal and state authorities on racketeering and other charges related to a criminal enterprise...
September 9, 2013 |
Nearly eight decades have passed since Horton Smith won the 1934 Masters, so he isn't exactly a household name among golf fans. But for aficionados who collect memorabilia from the sport, Smith is a Holy Grail-type figure because he received the first green jacket ever awarded by Augusta National Golf Club. The hallowed garment was only recently discovered by a family member -- it had been hanging in a closet all this time -- and was promptly put up for sale. According to Green Jacket Auctions, it fetched $682,229.45 from an unidentified bidder over the weekend.
September 5, 2013 |
The battle over federal "net neutrality" rules resumes Monday when a federal appeals court takes up the challenge filed by one of the country's largest Internet service providers: Verizon. The phone company, which argues that the Federal Communication Commission's rules violate federal law and the Constitution, asserts that ISPs have a 1st Amendment right to edit or block the data flowing from websites to their customers. The company's stance is strange and self-contradictory, considering its long-standing efforts to be freed from liability for the "speech" that travels through its wires.
August 29, 2013 |
Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, reported that earnings tumbled in the second quarter as revenue dropped sharply in its broadcast division and advertising continued to decline at its newspapers. The media giant reported net income of $66.3 million in the three months that ended June 30, a 61.2% plunge from $170.8 million in the year-earlier period. Revenue slid 10.5% to $730.2 million, while pretax income skidded 39.7% to $110.4 million. Tribune continued to reduce costs, with operating expenses dropping $50 million to $640.6 million.
August 9, 2013 |
You may not have noticed, but the entire United States Congress sleazed out of town at the beginning of August for a five-week vacation, leaving much of the economy in a shambles. Let's take stock. The economy grew in the second quarter at a pitiful annual rate of 1.7%. The average workweek for all private nonfarm employees decreased last month from the month before, as did their average hourly earnings. Job growth has been middling at best. What has been Washington's remedy for an economy that plainly needs another shot of fiscal stimulus?
August 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate for July fell to the lowest level since the depths of the Great Recession, but that good news was tempered by a slowdown in job growth, a slight decline in the labor force and a continuing pattern of new hires in lower-paying industries. Overall, the U.S. economy added a moderate 162,000 net new jobs in July. That was slightly below analysts' expectations and the smallest payroll increase in four months, even after the government Friday lowered the job gains for June to 188,000 and for May to 176,000.
August 1, 2013 |
Sony Corp. reported net income of $35 million for the fiscal first quarter ending June 30, buoyed by an improvement in its mobile products division and the depreciation of the yen. The Tokyo consumer electronics and media giant lost $312 million in the same quarter a year ago. Sony, maker of the popular PlayStation series of video game consoles and Xperia smartphones, posted net income per share of 3 cents, an improvement from...