News Archive for November 28, 2014

  • Back to Life on the Waterfront in Clason Point

    A far cry from the illegal garbage dump that it once was, the mouth of the Bronx River adjacent to Soundview Park in Clason Point is now home to herons and egrets after a complete ecological overhaul that was decades in the making.

  • For City’s Arts Groups, the World Is Their Oyster

    At the New York Philharmonic’s fall gala, Gabriela and Antonio Quintella blended into the swirl of the city’s arts patrons.Ms. Quintella, wearing Carolina Herrera, mingled with guests, while her husband discussed his love of music.

  • Thanksgiving Cheer for Troops Far From Home

    HOLIDAY IN AFGHANISTAN: Military members celebrate Thanksgiving Day at the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul.

  • Slow Pace of Vietnam’s Privatizations Worries Investors

    Vietnam’s reputation as a fast-growing frontier market with a stable regime—the Holy Grail for adventurous investors—is being threatened by the government’s squeamishness about selling off state-owned companies.

  • OPEC Leaves Production Target Unchanged

    VIENNA—OPEC members rejected calls for drastic action to cut their oil output, keeping their production ceiling unchanged and suggesting the cartel is bracing for lower prices longer term.

  • Ferguson Residents Help Clean Up, Join in Holiday Celebrations

    FERGUSON, Mo.—Area residents came out in a show of support Thursday to clean up debris, spruce up buildings and celebrate Thanksgiving after violence erupted in response to a grand jury’s decision in the fatal shooting of a black teenager.

  • Long-Lived Rock: AC/DC Persists

    In the songs of AC/DC, rock has been a noun (“Can’t Stop Rock ’n’ Roll”), an adjective (“Rock ’n’ Roll Damnation”) and a verb (“It’s a Long Way to the Top If You Wanna Rock ’n’ Roll”).

  • Apple’s Bigger Slice of the Smartphone Pie

    Apple has long held a lucrative slice of the global smartphone market. Now, its upsized iPhone 6 models may be helping it carve out a bigger piece of the pie.

  • Sentimental Journey

    ALLEGROClassic Stage Company136 E. 13th St.($70-$125), 212-352-3101closes Dec. 14 New YorkRichard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote nine Broadway musicals together, six of which were hits that continue to ...

  • The High Cost of Marriage

    “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”Starts Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 p.m. on BravoIn Bravo’s first scripted series, wives are the breadwinners and they earn a lot. Husbands, former and current, are on the take, and the only visible believer that ...

  • Recalling Bing Crosby

    “American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered”Tuesday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m. on PBS.Among the innumerable intriguing facts about Bing Crosby in this “American Masters” documentary is one that attests to his resistance to romantic declarations he ...

  • China Lays Down Deposit on Banking Reform

    In protecting bank depositors, China is setting itself up for failure—in a good way.China is close to announcing a deposit insurance plan for the country’s banks, which could be in place as soon as January, according to The Wall Street ...

  • BAIC Motor to Start Testing Investor Appetite for IPO

    HONG KONG—BAIC Motor Corp, a Chinese car maker partly owned by Daimler AG, is planning to start gauging investors’ interest next week in an initial public offering which could raise in between US$1.2 billion and US$1.5 billion in Hong Kong, ...

  • Corrections & Amplifications

    Security researchers at Symantec Corp. and Kaspersky Lab ZAO worked independently over the weekend of Nov. 22-23 to track the computer-spy tool Regin. A Corporate News article on Tuesday incorrectly said researchers from the two companies ...

  • For Retail, a Mix of Hope and Fear

    The U.S. economy has grown strongly since stumbling at the beginning of the year. The holiday shopping season will help determine if 2014 ends with a bang.

  • Photos: Black Friday on Thursday

    For Retail, a Mix of Hope and Fear ...

  • Filipino Politician’s Graft Probe Draws Shrugs

    MANILA—A high-profile corruption investigation has put a national spotlight on the Philippines’ vice president, but it has done little so far to dampen his political prospects.

  • Australian Shares Slump After OPEC Decision

    Energy stocks pulled Australia’s market sharply lower early Friday after the world’s biggest oil-producing nations rejected calls to cut their output, sending crude prices into a tailspin.

  • Essential China Reading

    The Congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has one job: to provide a realistic view of the relationship, unfiltered by diplomatic niceties. While some of its assessments may be overstated, it always contains ...

  • Hong Kong Protesters Consider Moving From Streets to Government Buildings

    HONG KONG—With the protests here approaching the end of their second month and the Mong Kok protest site cleared, students at the helm of the pro-democracy demonstrations say they are considering moving from the streets to government ...

  • Health-Insurance Site Snags Immigrants

    Legal immigrants are running into fresh problems signing up for insurance on HealthCare.gov, presenting a hurdle in the Obama administration’s efforts to cover more Hispanics.

  • Street Styles From Asia

    Siam Square, BANGKOK. Maneerat Hadarn, traveler. Dress and hat from Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Converse shoes, Casio watch.Dongdaemun Design Plaza, SEOUL. An Do-hee, student. Knit top and skirt from a market in Dongdaemun, shoes ...

  • Cameron Seeks Welfare Restrictions for EU Migrants

    LONDON—Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday will say he wants to introduce tough restrictions on the welfare benefits that European Union nationals can receive in Britain to reduce growing immigration from the continent, a move that may ...

  • Mexico’s President Aims to Strengthen Police After Students’ Abduction

    MEXICO CITY—President Enrique Peña Nieto, facing the biggest crisis in his first two years in office, proposed a series of measures to confront lawlessness, starting with a cleanup of local police by putting them under the control of state ...

  • Argentine Probe Sparks Dispute Between Government, Judiciary

    BUENOS AIRES—A federal investigation into the personal business activities of Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has sparked a fierce dispute between the judiciary and government, which on Thursday called for the judge heading the probe ...

  • Worst Storm in Years Lashes Brisbane, Australia

    BRISBANE, Australia—Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, was lashed by its worst storm in decades, with wind, rain and hail lifting roofs, cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people, officials said.

  • Novelist P.D. James Dies at 94

    LONDON—P.D. James, the celebrated British crime novelist who used her experience of working in psychiatric hospitals to create detective stories famed for their detail and depth, died Thursday at 94.

  • Ferguson Businesses Vow to Rebuild

    FERGUSON, Mo.—Doyle Beck learned that his Little Caesars pizza shop was burning down when he saw it on live TV.He and his manager had decided to close early Monday and get their employees on their way home by 7:30 p.m., about an hour before ...

  • Ability Levels Mingle at High School

    When the Ideal School and Academy was founded in 2005 to serve kindergarten through fifth grade on all ends of the ability—and disability—spectrum, people said it couldn’t be done.

  • South Jersey Helps Fuel Rise in State’s Poverty Rate

    BRIDGETON, N.J.—When the Rev. Vincent Guest asked to be sent to a poor parish in New Jersey two years ago, he wasn’t dispatched to Camden or Atlantic City, to his surprise, but deep into South Jersey.

  • Protesters Clash With Police on Parade Route

    Six people were arrested following a confrontation Thursday between police and protesters during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, police and witnesses said.

  • Thousands Line Thanksgiving Day Parade Route in Midtown

    Drum corps pounded, clowns honked their wacky horns, guides blasted loud whistles to teams controlling the towering character balloons, all of it greeted by full-throated cheers and applause along the march of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ...

  • South Jersey Helps Fuel Rise in New Jersey’s Poverty Rate

    South Jersey Helps Fuel Rise in State’s Poverty Rate ...

  • One Injured in Gas Explosion

    A gas explosion tore through a Queens home Thursday afternoon, causing part of the building to collapse and leaving one person seriously injured, city fire officials said.

  • The Science of Hate in College Football

    In college football, where fans of opposing teams can’t agree on much of anything, they do share one opinion: There is no such thing as a boring rivalry.

  • New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs

    Chrisy Bossie built a $100,000-a-year gemstone e-commerce business by sharing information about her products on her company’s Facebook page several times a week.

  • British Airways’ Parent Saves on Plumbing

    LONDON—Tired of flushing money away, British Airways parent International Consolidated Airlines Group SA has sought to cut costs in unusual places, like its lavatories.

  • Japan Inflation Slows in October

    TOKYO—Japan’s economy showed signs of life in October, but the inflation rate fell below 1% for the first time in a year, underscoring the challenges facing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he tries to defeat deflation and revive growth.

  • Eurozone Bonds Soar to Records on ECB Policy-Shift Hopes

    Eurozone government bonds soared to records Thursday, buoyed by growing expectations that the European Central Bank will buy sovereign debt in a fresh effort to stimulate the region’s faltering economy.

  • Two Music Publishers Suing Cox Over Piracy

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  • New Entrepreneurs Find Pain in Spain

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  • Treasury-Bill Sales

    The Treasury plans to sell $24 billion in 13-week bills on Monday. The bills are dated Dec. 4, 2014, and will mature on March 5, 2015. The Cusip number is 912796DP1.

  • Hedge Funds Seek to Tie Up Money for Longer

    Hedge-fund managers are increasingly persuading investors to lock up their money for longer—in many cases more than double the typical one-year period—and dangling lower fees to close the deal.

  • What’s News—

    Business & Finance***U.K. takeover rules known as “Put Up or Shut Up” are changing the way bankers run deals and have thwarted several large acquisitions so far this year.

  • What’s News—

    Business & Finance***OPEC agreed to stick to its existing output target—a move that would require modest cuts in production but stops well short of the stronger action some members had called for to bolster oil prices.

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