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  • New-Car Fuel Economy Average Up in October

     
    Following a dip in September in the average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S., the so-called window-sticker value rebounded in October. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute ??? who calculate average...
  • CEO Dick Costolo is helping Twitter IPO take flight

    CEO Dick Costolo is helping Twitter IPO take flight
    SAN FRANCISCO — Dick Costolo doesn't fit the profile of a typical tech start-up chief executive. He's not a twentysomething college dropout. He didn't start Twitter Inc. in his dorm room. And he doesn't wear a hoodie. At 50, with a balding...
  • BP: Global energy company not too big to take care of employees

    BP: Global energy company not too big to take care of employees
    If BP were a city, it would be more populous than Evanston, Cicero or Arlington Heights. The global energy concern, with $375 billion in sales last year, employs about 85,000 people worldwide. About 5,000 work in the Chicago area, including 2,248 in...
  • Recent UConn Graduates' App Matches Partiers, Sober Drivers

    Recent UConn Graduates' App Matches Partiers, Sober Drivers
    When Sobrio's co-founders gave their business pitch at Connecticut's Innovation Summit a year ago, they were a bit intimidated. After all, Tom Bachant and Nadav Ullman were both undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Sobrio, which uses a...
  • PASSINGS: Donald A. Glaser, Jewel Akens

    Donald A. Glaser Nobel Prize-winning physicist Donald A. Glaser, 86, a Nobel Prize-winning UC Berkeley physicist who invented a device called the bubble chamber, which allowed researchers to track the paths of high-energy atomic particles after...
  • Jerome Horwitz dies at 93; developed potent anti-AIDS drug AZT

    Jerome Horwitz dies at 93; developed potent anti-AIDS drug AZT
    Jerome Horwitz, a medical researcher at Wayne State University in Detroit, had spent more than a decade developing a drug he hoped would work against cancer. But the compound failed to help the lab mice he tested it on, so in 1970 he "dumped it on the...
  • Jerome Karle dies at 94; Nobel winner in chemistry

    Jerome Karle dies at 94; Nobel winner in chemistry
    When Jerome Karle learned he was to share the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the Brooklyn-born scientist was miles above the Atlantic Ocean and quite unaware that his flight was about to turn into a champagne fete. Karle had left his hotel room in Munich,...
  • David A. Peterson dies at 75; directed USC school of gerontology

    David A. Peterson dies at 75; directed USC school of gerontology
    David A. Peterson, a pioneer in the field of gerontology education and a longtime professor and director of USC's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, has died. He was 75. Peterson died Oct. 4 of advanced Parkinson's disease at a nursing facility in...
  • PASSINGS: Ben Pleasants, Kenneth Appel

    Ben Pleasants L.A. poet and playwright Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
  • Court Should Uphold Race Factor In College Admissions

    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon announce its decision in a case that could affect diversity on college campuses nationwide. Given the compelling reasons why diversity is critical on our campuses, the court should uphold its previous decisions that...
  • PASSINGS: Jim Flick, Jack Hood Vaughn

    PASSINGS: Jim Flick, Jack Hood Vaughn
    Jim Flick Longtime golf instructor Jim Flick, 82, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus, died Monday at his home in Carlsbad, Calif., of pancreatic cancer, his family said. Flick taught golf in...
  • Love lessons from the Boomers

    Love lessons from the Boomers
    Baby boomer marriages are having a best of times/worst of times moment. Despite the overall divorce rate in the U.S. dropping during the past two decades, the rate of couples divorcing after age 50 has doubled. In 1990, fewer than 10 percent of...