October 7, 2013 |
The new video and song fell painfully flat, but the light show was nifty and the introductions brimmed with rah-rah enthusiasm before the Kings' first game at Staples Center this season. The festivities - mercifully - were brief, but that wasn't the only difference between Monday's opener and the events the Kings staged to launch last season. This time there was no Stanley Cup banner to raise or title to defend. "It kind of feels like we had something taken away from us last year, which angers me," winger Justin Williams said.
August 7, 2013 |
Now that UCLA's football program has been fixed, what's next in Westwood? Well, not so fast … There was more than a little giddiness among Bruins fans a year ago. It only underscored how long the Bruins had spent in college football purgatory. A 9-5 season and a Pac-12 South championship — one without an asterisk — was an achievement. It was a big step from 2011, when the Bruins were 6-8 and were allowed to call themselves South "champs" because first-place USC was on probation.
July 18, 2013 |
TEHRAN - On the bustling lanes outside this capital's expansive bazaar, a sense of hope is palpable as Iran's president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, prepares to take office next month. Even hardened cynics speak about the possibility of a brighter economic horizon and the prospective easing of international sanctions that have throttled growth, spurred inflation and fostered a general malaise. "It's not in my genes to vote," Ismael, a tea hawker and chess devotee, said as he poured cups of steaming tea for bazaar denizens and tradesmen.
July 9, 2013 |
Small-business optimism fell in June, a turnaround from a slight increase in May, according to a survey from the National Federation of Independent Business. The group's economic index fell to 93.5, from 94.4 in May, which was its second-highest reading since the recession started. Job-creation plans increased slightly in June, the group reported, but expectations for improved business conditions remained negative. “The economy remains 'bifurcated,' with the big firms producing most of the GDP growth with little help from small business,” Bill Dunkelberg, the group's chief economist, said in a statement.
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July 7, 2013 |
Troubling unemployment. Soaring debt. Global turmoil. To many, it looks like a grim future. But the dour economy didn't faze Kim Davis, 22, who graduated from UCLA in June and confidently predicted a "really bright future" for herself and her classmates. Davis was glowing on graduation day, like so many young adults around her. Researchers say such optimism is especially striking among young adults of her generation, often dubbed millennials, as they weather some of the worst financial conditions in decades.
July 5, 2013 |
NEW YORK --Stocks jumped 1% as the federal government reported the labor market was gaining strength, overshadowing fears of the Federal Reserve winding down its stimulus. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 147.29 points to 15,135.84 at the closing bell on Wall Street. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 16.48, or 1%, to 1,631.89. The technology-focused Nasdaq composite index was up 35.71 points, or 1%, to 3,479.38. Investors feasted on a U.S. Labor Department report showing the economy added 195,000 jobs in June, higher than economists had predicted.