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  • Rivals want to review new Google concessions in EU antitrust probe

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Looking to settle a nearly three-year-long probe into allegations it abuses its dominance in Europe to favor its own services, Google has offered new concessions to the European Commission. "I can confirm that the commission has...
  • Elmore Leonard dies at 87; master of the hard-boiled crime novel

    Elmore Leonard populated his novels with con men, hustlers and killers, with names like Chili, Stick and Ordell. He plunged readers into a sea of urban sleaze, spiking his tales with mordant humor and moral ambivalence. In stories often set in Detroit...
  • PASSINGS: James E. Burke, Barbara Ann Scott, Stephen Frankfurt

    James E. Burke Johnson & Johnson CEO during Tylenol poisoning James E. Burke, the former Johnson & Johnson chief executive whose leadership during the Tylenol poisoning scare of the 1980s became a model for corporate crisis management, died Friday in...
  • Robert R. Taylor dies at 77; entrepreneur created Softsoap

    With one stroke, entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor made a fortune, changed the way America washed up and doomed the bathroom soap dish to virtual obsolescence. It was Taylor who turned hand soap from a slippery lump to a dab from a pump. Taylor, who...
  • James Tolbert dies at 86; lawyer pressed Hollywood on civil rights

    In a Hollywood auditorium, James L. Tolbert tried to induce a room packed with broadcasting and advertising executives to essentially join the civil rights movement in 1963 by pointing out the obvious. "We Negroes watch 'Bonanza' and buy Chevrolets....
  • Cal Worthington dies at 92; car dealer known for wacky 'dog Spot' ads

    Cal Worthington dies at 92; car dealer known for wacky 'dog Spot' ads
    If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot." "Spot," however, was anything but a dog...
  • Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing

    Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing
    The Lakers had hoped to make it much ado about something, putting up billboards, sending out tweets and assembling a large contingent of players, coaches and team executives to persuade Dwight Howard to stay with the storied NBA franchise. The league'...
  • Broward expects 13M tourists this year

    Broward expects 13M tourists this year
    Broward County tourism officials are betting on 13 to be a lucky number this year. With hotel occupancy trending up, the successful launch of a winter campaign and summer promotions now underway, local tourism officials are predicting another bumper...
  • Feminine hygiene firm Bodyform turns rant into social media gold

    Feminine hygiene firm Bodyform turns rant into social media gold
    Spoiler alert: That monthly time for women, long depicted by feminine hygiene companies as a glorious period -- so to speak -- of skydiving, dancing and smiles galore, is really nothing like that at all. This is relevant because Richard Neill, a man,...
  • Emanuel: Changes clear way for Wrigley Field approval

    Emanuel: Changes clear way for Wrigley Field approval
    After months of public posturing and private arm-twisting, Chicago aldermen are poised to sign off today on a Cubs plan to remake Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood following last-minute tweaks to the $500 million project that brought on board...
  • For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life

    For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life
    Tony Siragusa isn't the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory. But "Goose" was a...