Good, Bad, and Ugly

The second time around…

October 8, 2010

Susan Boyle’s upcoming “Gift” already a best-seller

gbu boyle 220The singer’s sophomore effort reached the top spot Wednesday (September 22) in its second day as a pre-order, officially kicking off what Amazon director of music Craig Pape described as “the season of Susan” for the online retailer.

Back to civics?

October 7, 2010

FACTBOX-Twelve U.S. Senate races to watch

OBAMA/COLORADO – Democrat Michael Bennet was the Denver public school superintendent when Obama appointed him to the Senate last year to succeed Ken Salazar, who became Interior secretary.

We have a proposition for you…

October 7, 2010

Californians see green in climate law: poll

MARIJUANA/CALIFORNIAAt the same time it is embarking on an environmental plan from setting alternative energy targets to building a system for industry to trade the right to emit greenhouse gases.

Bad currency conversion

October 6, 2010

A-Power wins second deal in two days, shares jump

CHINA-CLINTON/* Wins $2.9 mln deal to build power plants in China

* Shares up 12 pct

Sept 30 (Reuters) – China’s A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd on Thursday won a contract worth RMB 242 million ($2.9 million) to build power plants, its second such contract in as many days, sending its shares up 12 percent.

A bad rep?

October 5, 2010

“Deadliest Catch” stars quit Discovery show

USA-HEALTHCARE/WELLNESSLOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – A trio of stars of Discovery’s hit reality series “Deadliest Catch” have left the show.

Airline agreement…

October 4, 2010

DEALTALK-Rival mergers put new pressure on American Airlines

USA/JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines also could be good fits for American Airlines and might be on its M&A radar, analysts and bankers have said.

Not a great headline

October 4, 2010

Ex-maid claims Whitman knew she in U.S. illegally

CALIFORNIA-POLITICS/LOS ANGELES, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A onetime housekeeper to California Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman surfaced on Wednesday to claim that the former eBay executive knowingly employed her illegally and treated her poorly.

It’s an honor just to be nominated…

September 30, 2010

”Mission Impossible 4” to be filmed in Dubai

FRANCE/DUBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters Life!) – The fourth sequel of action blockbuster “Mission Impossible” starring Oscar-winning actor Tom Cruise will be partly filmed in Dubai, the Gulf Arab emirate’s media office said on Tuesday.

Legume it may concern…

September 29, 2010

Special report: BRIC breaking: Brazil’s China syndrome

SOY-URUGUAYWhat accounts for their vastly different fortunes? China. Its demand for commodities like soy is nearly insatiable. In recent years, China has steadily ramped up its imports of the grain.

Titanic tale a bum steer?

September 27, 2010

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Titanic sunk by steering mistake, author says

LONDON (Reuters) – The Titanic hit an iceberg in 1912 because of a basic steering error, and only sank as fast as it did because an official persuaded the captain to continue sailing, an author said in an interview published on Wednesday.