September 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Two momentous decisions involving the Federal Reserve are coming to a head, with significant implications for the U.S. and global economies. Janet L. Yellen, a former UC Berkeley economist, stands in the middle of both of them. As vice chair of the central bank, Yellen will take a leading role next week, when policymakers decide whether to start rolling back the Fed's massive monetary stimulus after several years of providing extraordinary support for the weak economy.
September 9, 2013 |
The Clippers on Monday promoted Seth Burton to vice president of communications to replace Joe Safety, who resigned in June after 20 years with the organization. Burton, who is entering his eighth season with the Clippers, previously served as director of communications and assistant director of communications. Burton, 36, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the communications department and serve as the team's primary media contact, among other duties. In a related move, Dennis Rogers has been promoted to director of communications and digital media, responsible for shaping and implementing strategic changes on the team website and social media platforms while also facilitating interviews and media requests.
August 22, 2013 |
Lakers guard Steve Blake has been named as a vice president on the National Basketball Players Assn. Executive Committee. Welcome #thenbpa two newest Executive Committee members VP @SteveBlake5 @ATolliver44 !!! #nbpa2013 - NBPA (@TheNBPA) August 22, 2013 Meeting in Las Vegas, the union voted Clippers all-star Chris Paul as president, replacing Derek Fisher of the Oklahoma City Thunder, whose term expired. Free agent Roger Mason was named first vice president.
August 21, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The son of Vice President Joe Biden will return home to Delaware on Thursday after undergoing a “successful procedure” at a Houston hospital, the vice president's office said Wednesday. Beau Biden, the vice president's eldest son and Delaware's attorney general, has been undergoing medical tests in Houston this week to determine the cause of what was described as “an episode of disorientation and weakness that he experienced while on vacation.” According to the Delaware attorney general's office, Biden was admitted to Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago last week after he felt disoriented following a long drive to Indiana on family vacation.
August 19, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before gettng ready to watch the Redskins tonight. The Skinny: I never get tired of watching old episodes of "The Job. " If you never saw the short-lived ABC series starring Denis Leary, go find the DVDs. Monday's headlines includes the weekend box office recap and a smart piece about how radio broadcasts of baseball games are being overwhelmed by in-game advertisements. Daily Dose: Andy Heller, a former top executive at Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting, has joined the board of pay-TV programmer Starz.
August 8, 2013 |
NBC has again made an executive raid on ABC. Charles Kennedy, a senior vice president of research at ABC, is joining the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group as its executive vice president of research and insights. In that position, Kennedy will oversee all ratings research spin for NBCU's cable networks including USA and Bravo. The role of reseachers has become key in the television industry as more viewers consume content on multiple platforms and networks try to better monetize that audience.
July 30, 2013 |
Penn State's ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered by a Harrisburg, Pa., judge Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Prosecutors showed enough evidence during a two-day preliminary hearing to warrant a trial for ex-president Graham Spanier , former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley , District Judge William Wenner concluded. Wenner called it "a tragic day for Penn State University.
July 28, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Two members of the Mexican navy, including a vice admiral, were shot dead Sunday in the troubled southwestern state of Michoacan, officials said. Michoacan, long a hotbed of drug cartel violence, has become particularly unstable in recent months. Fed up with the extortion, threats and killings carried out by a cartel called the Knights Templar, residents of small towns formed vigilante “self-defense” groups. Clashes and killings escalated, disrupting important agricultural harvests and other businesses.
July 22, 2013 |
NEW DELHI, India - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in India on Monday afternoon, the first U.S. vice president to visit in decades. The four-day visit is designed to strengthen ties and lay the groundwork for a planned summit between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Obama this fall in Washington. After meeting senior Indian officials in the capital of New Delhi, the vice president will travel to Mumbai, the nation's financial hub, to deliver a speech urging both sides to boost economic ties well beyond the current $100 billion in annual U.S. - India trade.
July 17, 2013 |
Barry Jossen is exiting as the head of ABC Studios, which is the television production arm and largest supplier of programming for ABC. Replacing Jossen is Patrick Moran, most recently the senior vice president of development for ABC Studios. The restructuring was done by Paul Lee, president of the ABC Entertainment Group. The moves come in the wake of ABC finishing in third place in viewers and fourth place among the crucial adults 18-49 demographic. The only new shows from the 2012-13 season that the network brought back for this fall were the drama "Nashville" and the offbeat comedy "The Neighbors.