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April 22, 2012
Can Lonely Planet fans give up their Bible-sized guidebooks for a teeny-tiny app? Name: Lonely Planet Country Guides Available for: iPhone, iPod Touch What it does: Get thousands of recommendations for places to eat, sleep, sight-see and more. Lonely Planet's guides to Italy, Ireland, Australia, France, Spain and Costa Rica are the first to become apps. Cost: $9.99 What's hot: The entire app is available offline, so there's no sweating data or roaming fees.
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NEWS
December 2, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, the Senate's second-ranking Democrat and a close ally of President Obama, will vote Friday to support the final recommendations of the bipartisan deficit commission, arguing that the nation's growing debt requires lawmakers to make difficult choices. Durbin announced his decision in an op-ed that will be published in Friday's Chicago Tribune . "If we don't act now ? if we pass this issue on to another Congress, another generation ? the tough choices we face now only get tougher," he writes.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2011 | By Andrew Leckey
Question: What has happened to my shares of Sonic Corp.? I expected better results. Answer: A weak economy and its resulting pressure on sales have taken the sizzle out of the stock of the nation's largest drive-in restaurant chain. The investor must decide whether its discounted stock price makes it a tasty investment or foreshadows difficulties ahead. The company is committed to its signature elements: carhop service, humorous TV commercials, frequent new menu items and aggressive special promotions.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
If you are like me and spend hours trawling the Web to find the next best restaurant, travel destination or book, you might want to take a look at Qloo , a new "cultural discovery platform" that aims to make searches more personal and easier. The New York start-up, which launched in November, offers recommendations based on the user's tastes in music, film, TV, dining, nightlife, fashion, books and travel. "We are culturally much more than just your taste in an individual category," said Alex Elias, who co-founded Qloo with Jay Alger, chief executive of digital agency Deepend.
NEWS
February 13, 2012 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Worried that your children aren't getting enough sleep? You're not alone. As one prominent educational psychologist put it, “physicians and writers on school hygiene agree that children are likely to receive less sleep than is needful to them.” That assessment was offered way back in 1913, and it came from Lewis Terman, who went on to develop the Stanford-Binet IQ test. Terman certainly wasn't right about everything , but his concern for sleep-deprived kids tapped into a longstanding source of parental angst.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2002
Your revelation about the conflict of interest in Merrill Lynch analysts' recommendations does not surprise me ["E-Mails Open New Probe of Analysts," Market Beat, April 14]. In the 1960s, I was the treasurer of an investment club. As such, I received the touts from our stockbroker along with the monthly statements. Out of curiosity, I kept track of those recommendations over a period of two years. My analysis showed that if we had done the opposite of what the broker recommended, we'd have been well ahead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1991
In your editorial ("Doing Its Job or Doing a Job?" Aug. 16), you presented your views on the efforts of the City Council's ad hoc committee on the Independent Commission Report to sort through several hundred recommendations from the Christopher Commission. You stated that the Public Safety Committee was the first panel to consider the report and that, at its meeting of Aug. 9, it picked apart several significant recommendations pertaining to the selection and removal of the chief of police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
California Auditor Elaine Howle complained Tuesday to Gov. Jerry Brown that state agencies have taken no action to implement 15% of the recommendations made by her office in the last two years to cut costs, including waste and fraud, in government operations. The auditor has made 609 recommendations for improvements to several state agencies that if implemented "could realize more than $1.5 billion in monetary benefits," Howle wrote to the governor. She said agencies assert they have fully implemented 270 and partially implemented 129 of the recommendations.
NEWS
June 27, 1989 | From Times wire services
Nearly a dozen health organizations recommended today that women have a mammogram every one to two years beginning at age 40 to aid the early detection of breast cancer. The guidelines, issued to end confusion over conflicting recommendations, call for a yearly mammogram for all women 50 and older. "We know we can save lives using this technique," said Charles P. Duvall, president-elect of the American Society of Internal Medicine. The recommendations apply only to women who have no symptoms or signs of breast cancer.
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