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  • Though cheered by Wall Street, most mergers don't work out for buyers

    — Wall Street's big business — helping companies buy other companies — is hotter than it's been in years. When pharmaceuticals giant Actavis said it was buying Allergan Inc. in Irvine and Halliburton said it would take over rival oil-...
  • West Hartford Family's Trauma Recounted In Book On Middle East

    West Hartford Family's Trauma Recounted In Book On Middle East
    Nearly two decades after Matt Eisenfeld and his girlfriend died in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem, his family has gained greater insight and perspective, if not solace, from the new book "The Bus on Jaffa Road." "People always ask if you've been able to...
  • Longtime Lehigh Valley educator tapped as Salisbury's new superintendent

    Longtime Lehigh Valley educator tapped as Salisbury's new superintendent
    A lifelong Lehigh Valley resident and longtime local educator has been tapped as Salisbury Township School District's next top administrator. Randy M. Ziegenfuss, in his ninth year at Salisbury, has been appointed to replace outgoing Superintendent...
  • Patrick Suppes dies at 92; pioneered use of computers in classrooms

    Patrick Suppes dies at 92; pioneered use of computers in classrooms
    Patrick Suppes, a philosopher of science and a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who helped to launch the use of computers in the classroom, died Nov. 17 of natural causes at his home on the campus of Stanford University, where he taught for more than 60 years....
  • Break-Up, Tragedies Teach Couple Unconditional Love

     Break-Up, Tragedies Teach Couple Unconditional Love
    Colleen and Sean Alexander had been married for a year, had bought their first home in Clinton, and were hoping to have children in 2011 when a freight truck barreled through a stop sign and crushed their plans under its wheels. They had been high...
  • Eight million rats in New York? Not even close, a new study says

    Are there really 8 million rats living among the 8 million humans of New York City? If you find that particular urban myth hard to believe, it seems you may be right. A study published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society,...
  • Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker

    Review: 'Cosby' by Mark Whitaker
    Comedian Hannibal Buress recently went on a rant aimed at Bill Cosby, a rant — "You raped women, Bill Cosby" — fueled by the many allegations over the last decade of rape or sexual assault by more than a dozen women that have shadowed Cosby'...
  • Inside The Lab: The Race To Create An Ebola Vaccine

    Inside The Lab: The Race To Create An Ebola Vaccine
    MERIDEN — Rick Chubet paces from machine to machine inside a clean, white lab at Protein Sciences. The vaccine scientist pulls up to a monitor displaying fresh results from a test. Two lines, one blue, one red, cut across a graph. He walks to...
  • A mere 2 million rats make New York City home, statistician says

    A mere 2 million rats make New York City home, statistician says
    There may be 8 million stories in the Big Apple, but one of them - that New York City is home to 8 million rats, or one for every human resident - is probably a tall tale, according to research by a Columbia University statistician. In truth, the city's...
  • LVHN picks new CEO

    LVHN picks new CEO
    Lehigh Valley Health Network has found a new leader from within its own ranks. LVHN's board of trustees has appointed Dr. Brian A. Nester chief executive and president, the network announced Thursday. Nester, who has served as LVHN's acting CEO since...
  • Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor

    Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor
    Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him. "My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...