November 8, 2013 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Matt Kenseth said Friday, "I'm as optimistic as I've ever been" this season about his chances in Sunday's NASCAR race and catching Jimmie Johnson for the Sprint Cup title. "I feel like my race team and my race cars are capable on any given week," said Kenseth, who's seven points behind Johnson with two races left. The first race is Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, followed by the season finale the next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
November 6, 2013 |
Sonoma County has such diverse microclimates and terrain, it can be hard to get a handle on the harvest as a whole. One thing for sure, the harvest was up to three weeks early and compressed into a shorter time frame than usual, which kept vintners to an exhausting pace. Scot Bilbro, co-owner and winemaker for Marietta Cellars and Limerick Lane Cellars in Healdsburg says the 2013 harvest had “excellent quality on all the grapes, really concentrated flavors and great fruit.
October 16, 2013 |
Dean Lombardi, one part parent and one part NHL general manager, worked both roles the other day when he talked about the growing pains of Kings defenseman Slava Voynov. Lombardi, the Kings' GM, does not have children, for the record. But you could say that he has 23 of them, the Kings' roster, on any given day. Voynov, 23, has struggled to start the season, often looking like a faint imitation of the defenseman who was rewarded with a six-year, $25-million contract in the summer.
October 9, 2013 |
Hewlett-Packard's stock rose more than 5% on Wednesday after Chief Executive Meg Whitman told analysts that the company's revenue was finally stabilizing after several years of decline. Whitman made her remarks at the company's annual analyst day. Last year, Whitman laid out a five-year turnaround plan for the company, but in recent months, analysts and investors had begun to have doubts that her efforts were gaining any traction. ...
September 26, 2013 |
L.A.-based musician-filmmaker Ariana Delawari's very personal documentary "We Came Home" chronicles the frequent trips she made to her father's homeland, Afghanistan, in its alternatingly hopeful and turbulent years following the initial routing of the Taliban after 9/11. Her father, a prominent banker-activist, had moved back to help rebuild the country's economy. Delawari's main focus, however, is a 2007 trip in which she and two colleagues recorded songs at her parents' Kabul house in collaboration with a handful of elder Afghan musicians.
September 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- America's corporate bosses are feeling a little more nervous about the economic outlook -- not a promising sign for a step-up in hiring. A measure tracking chief executive officers' expectations for the economy dropped to 79.1 in the third quarter, from a 12-month high of 84.3 in the second quarter, according to the Business Roundtable. The index is based on CEOs' assessment of their company's sales, capital investments and employment prospects. The survey results reflect an economy that "continues to grow, but slowly and not to its full potential," said James McNerney, Boeing Co. chief executive and Business Roundtable chairman.