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September 7, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
USX to Raise Steel Prices: The nation's largest steelmaker announced much-anticipated price hikes for sheet steel, reflecting the strong market outlook for steel. USX-U.S. Steel Group said that beginning in January, it will raise prices by $30 a ton for all sheet products, as well as on the base price of all plate products, including carbon and high-strength low-alloy. Sheet steel, by far the largest steel market, is used in automobiles and appliances.
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SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By James Barragan
Tom Umberg still remembers the Ducks' inaugural game at Honda Center in 1993. The Arrowhead Pond, as it was then called, was packed with more than 17,000 fans, all using their duck calls to accompany a Dixieland band in its rendition of "When the Ducks Go Marching In. " At one point during the pregame show Wild Wing, the team's greater than life-sized duck mascot, flew into the arena from the rafters. Umberg was in awe. So much so that almost 21 years later he remembers the pregame more than the final score.
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NEWS
February 1, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
I used to buy pizza stones regularly. All too regularly, in fact, as they inevitably seemed to shatter somewhere around the fifth or sixth use. So I switched to terra cotta floor tiles from Home Depot. They shattered, but they were cheap and easy to replace. But I figure nothing, no how, no way, is going to damage my newest pizza "stone. " It's a 15-pound, almost 1/2-inch-thick sheet of solid steel called, appropriately enough, Baking Steel . Andris Lagsdin is the inventor. He also happened to be a former pizza cook who worked for his family's Massachusetts-based steel company.
NATIONAL
April 1, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
NOGALES, Ariz. - It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.  Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of bars, a couple steps away from her," the 35-year-old said he told himself. "There's a fence but it's the same ground. " At one point Lopez even forgot he was on the Mexican side. He forgot about his banishment from the U.S. He forgot about how immigration officials, he says, denied him an extension to his green card and finally caught up with him at work three years ago and deported him. Lopez was one of an estimated 300 people who gathered at the border fence in Nogales to attend a transnational Mass led by Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston and bishops from across the West and Southwest, including Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle; Gerald F. Kicanas, bishop of Tucson; Mark Seitz, bishop of El Paso; and Oscar Cantu, bishop of Las Cruces, N.M. The Mass to celebrate the lives of those who have died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is an attempt by the Catholic Church to call on President Obama to use his executive powers to limit deportations of people who are in the country illegally.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" is now expected to bring in $115 million in its opening weekend, which is much more than earlier estimates of $90 million to $100 million. The new estimates are based on ticket presales and sales and that have come in so far. The new Superman movie opened nationwide Friday . The film,  produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder, is expected to take in $45 million on Friday alone.  PHOTOS: 50 images from 'Man of Steel' With "Man of Steel," the first Superman film in seven years, Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Susan King
"Man of Steel," Warner Bros.' first Superman adventure in seven years, earned $9 million at its Thursday midnight bow and a corporate group sale screening program, taking in $12 million for a total of $21 million. The take bests the $15.6 million "Iron Man 3" earned in its Thursday night opening last month. The Zack Snyder-directed reboot starring Henry Cavill as the superhero has gotten mixed reviews, scoring a 59% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is expected to make $90 million to $100 million by the end of the weekend.  PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club The last entry in the franchise, 2006's "Superman Returns," grossed $391.1 million worldwide.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
These days it seems like every superhero under the sun has been given a modern makeover for the big screen -- Batman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor -- so it only makes sense that the grandaddy of them all is finally up for an overhaul in "Man of Steel. " The latest incarnation of the Superman mythos features Henry Cavill in the red-and-blue tights and Zack Snyder in the director's chair, plus a story by the "Dark Knight" trilogy's Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer (with Goyer penning the screenplay)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By John Horn and Chris Lee
This summer, the popcorn movie arms race isn't just limited to which blockbuster hauls in the most box office cash during opening weekend or which studio can boast the most hits. In 2013, the escalation literally extends to arms - specifically the buffed up, bicep-curl-enhanced, supplement-augmented arms seen throwing punches and busting off shots while attached to action moviedom's leading He-men. PHOTOS: 50 images from 'Man of Steel' But while these alpha males have the multiplex in a headlock (in terms of their sheer ubiquity)
NEWS
March 15, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
The rescue of the American auto industry was Vice President Joe Biden's opening argument as he began making the case for the president's reelection here today. In remarks at a local United Auto Workers union hall, Biden hailed the "courageous" action Obama took to save American automakers General Motors and Chrysler - and hundreds of thousands of jobs with them. The approach favored by Republicans, Biden said, is "sort of a cautionary tale" for how they'd manage the economy at large.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
The nation's leading seller of DVDs and Blu-ray discs will offer customers access to an advance screening of the new Superman movie, "Man of Steel. " Wal-Mart, in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures, will begin selling tickets at 8 a.m. on May 18 to the special showing of the film. Customers can purchase as many as four tickets each for the 7 p.m. June 13 screening of the movie at one of 2,379 local theaters. "Man of Steel," starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, officially opens at midnight on June 14. "We know that our customers love movies -- they've told us that time and again," said Brent Duwe, Wal-Mart's director of entertainment merchandising in the U.S. "We started working with Warner Bros.
NATIONAL
March 24, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Dorothy Height, an icon for civil rights as well as women's rights, is celebrated with a Google doodle today on what would have been her 102nd birthday. If you said "Dorothy who?" this is for you.  Height stood on the same stage as Martin Luther King Jr. as he told of his dream, was often the lone woman at strategy sessions during the peak of the civil rights struggle, and for 40 years was " laser-focused " on advancing the rights of African American women. PHOTOS: Remembering the March on Washington But Height was " not nearly as well known as her male contemporaries," as her 2010 L.A. Times obituary notes.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Your browser does not support iframes. Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will have surgery Thursday to have a steel plate implanted above his left eye as a result of a fracture he suffered when he was hit in the face by a line drive during Wednesday's exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals. Team doctor Timothy Kremchek said the metal plate would remain in place permanently and that Chapman had a concussion but no other brain or eye injury. "He's a very lucky guy," Kremcheck said.
SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SOCHI, Russia - The young arena worker approached with a raised hand, so I stopped and sighed. I had been in Russia for two weeks. I knew the drill. I was walking somewhere I should not be walking. I spun in my mud-caked hiking boots and began to walk in the other direction. But the worker jumped in front of me again with the same raised hand. It turns out she only wanted to share a high-five. I happily obliged, then slinked away, too embarrassed to tell her it was the first time at these Olympics I had witnessed anything from our hosts resembling spontaneous joy. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi On a practical level, the Sochi Games were nearly perfect.
NATIONAL
January 29, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. - He has taken to saying he has a pen and a phone that he can use to work around Republicans in Congress, but President Obama also has a jet and a helicopter. He used them both Wednesday as he set off on a two-day traveling sales tour to promote his State of the Union agenda to increase economic mobility for American workers, stopping first at a Costco store in Lanham, Md., just outside the Beltway, and then at a U.S. Steel plant here. "Wherever I can take steps to expand opportunity for more families, regardless of what Congress does, that's what I'm going to do," Obama told steelworkers gathered on a factory floor.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Mustang versus Camaro. BMW versus Mercedes. Camry versus Accord. These are among the biggest rivalries in the automobile world. Get ready for the next epic battle: aluminum versus steel. "This has become a real competition," said Golam Newaz, an automotive materials engineer at Wayne State University in Detroit. The growing contest between the two metals was evident in the new car introductions at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. Automakers are looking ahead to the stringent federal standard requiring a near-doubling of fuel economy by 2025.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LAS VEGAS -- Pebble has rolled out the second edition of its popular smartwatch and it's worth checking out. The new Pebble Steel is a premium version of the wearable gadget that costs $249 -- $100 more than its predecessor. Live updates: More fireworks as T-Mobile CEO booted from AT&T party Internally, the Steel functions the same as the original Pebble. It connects to a user's smartphone through Bluetooth to relay messages, function as music remote control and run apps.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
As Henry Cavill steals the hearts of many moviegoers with this weekend's "Man of Steel," it should be noted that the British actor playing Superman is currently in a relationship with one Gina Carano. Here are few things to know about the actor and his lady love. 1. She's a retired mixed-martial arts fighter and was one of the sport's leading athletes. She favors the Muay Thai style of fighting. 2. Carano used to play stunt pro "Crush" on the "American Gladiators" reboot in 2008.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
"Shogun," "The Winds of War," "Game of Thrones" and "Under the Dome" are just a few titles in the library of highly regarded novels that have been adapted for television. And then there's "The Spoils of Babylon," the sprawling 22-hour miniseries with an all-star cast based on the massive novel by self-proclaimed "undisputed master of dramatic fiction" Eric Jonrosh. Filmed during the 1970s when "novels for television" were all the rage, "The Spoils of Babylon" revolved around the oil-rich Morehouse family and was packed with scenes of betrayal, greed and forbidden love.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2013
The company: Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Headquarters: Los Angeles Ticker: RS Employees: 14,000 Leadership: David Hannah, chief executive since 1999 2012 revenue: $8.4 billion 2012 net income: $404 million Stock price: $72.34 at Friday's close 52-week range: $59.16 to $76.78 P/E ratio: 17, based on estimated 2013 earnings Quarterly dividend: 33 cents, a current yield of 1.8%
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