April 11, 2013 |
Candice Glover showed us -- twice -- why she undoubtedly belongs in the top three on "American Idol" on Wednesday night, no matter what Jimmy Iovine and the judges (save for Mariah Carey) said last week. In fact, the South Carolina 23-year-old soul singer proved she's right up there with Kree Harrison (sorry, Angie Miller and Amber Holcomb) as a worthy contender to win the whole thing. If I had to rank the remaining contestants at this point -- in terms of my own favorites-- it would look something like this: 1 and 2 (in no particular order)
April 3, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Is mobile clicking for Facebook Inc.? Facebook's initial public stock offering in May was dashed after the social network said it wasn't making "any significant revenue" from mobile even though more than half of its users checked the service on mobile devices. With its stock price plunging, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged in September: "We've had a bunch of missteps" in mobile. But in the background, Facebook has already powered up the turbo boosters.
March 28, 2013 |
This has been a bad couple of months for Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner, but not for the company's stock price. Despite the January grounding of the Dreamliner by the Federal Aviation Administration, investors drove up shares of the aircraft maker to territory it had not seen since 2008. Boeing stock is up about 14% this year. FULL COVERAGE: Boeing's troubled Dreamliner The upswing has been fueled by confidence that the Dreamliner will soon be cleared to resume passenger flights, a move that would allow Boeing to deliver 787s to carriers worldwide.
March 27, 2013 |
Take a spin over Long Beach or Burbank in a World War II B-17 bomber and get an inkling of what U.S. servicemen experienced during active duty. Passengers who board the vintage aircraft, called the Movie Memphis Belle, can tour the glass nose, cockpit, bomb bay and gunner stations while in the air. "The flight in the B-17 is hands-on history, our heritage, not in mothballs or the pages of a dusty book," Scott Maher, director of operations for the Georgia-based Liberty Foundation , said in an email.
March 21, 2013 |
Hollywood remains a hot global commodity, according to a new industry report. Global movie ticket sales soared to new heights last year, climbing 6% to $34.7 billion, fueled mainly by growth in international box office revenue, according to a report by the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the chief lobbying arm for the major studios. International ticket sales reached $23.9 billion, up 6% compared to 2011 and up 32% over five years ago, driven by growth in Russia, Brazil, and China, which last year surpassed Japan as the world's largest international box office market for movies, the MPAA said in its annual survey of the industry. China had $2.7 billion in movie ticket sales last year, while Japan had $2.4 billion.
March 21, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - Evoking the Jewish people's biblical struggle for freedom, President Obama called upon Israelis Thursday to sweep aside deep skepticism and embrace a Palestinian state as the only way to guarantee their nation's future. In a soaring speech in Jerusalem that was billed as the main event of his three-day Holy Land trip, Obama said in an auditorium of cheering university students that as the generation of Israel's founding fathers fades, it falls to them to write the young nation's next chapter.