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  • Grammy-winning songwriter, country chart-topper, actor/singer headline State Theatre season

     
    Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
  • Medical giant Medtronic to buy rival Covidien for $42.9 billion

    Health giant Medtronic Inc. said it will acquire Irish rival Covidien in a $42.9-billion cash-and-stock deal, giving the U.S. firm a lower tax rate and a broader portfolio of medical devices. Medtronic said it plans to move its corporate headquarters...
  • Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'

    Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'
    Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering,"...
  • John Stanley to Lead Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Consumer Products UK Divisions

    John Stanley will take on overall leadership of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution UK and Warner Bros. Consumer Products UK, in addition to his existing responsibilities as SVP & Managing Director, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group UK, Ireland, Spain &...
  • Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications

    Dick Cavett to be honored by Museum of Broadcast Communications
    Erudite and witty, Dick Cavett elevated the late-night talk show genre, going head-to-head with Johnny Carson for five years in the early 1970s. "The Dick Cavett Show," which won three Emmy awards, ended on ABC in 1975 but found new homes on PBS, then...
  • Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims

    Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims
    Pope Francis met for the first time with victims of clerical sexual abuse on Monday and pledged that bishops who covered up such abuse of minors would be held accountable. Likening the abuse to a “sacrilegious cult” that drove its victims...
  • Garth Brooks slates press conference; Dublin shows in jeopardy?

    Garth Brooks has alerted fans that “the¬† wait is over,” the key remaining question being “The wait for what?” Earlier this year the country superstar announced that he would soon return to the road following a self-imposed...
  • Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

    Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood
    In Ireland, families huddled together and died by the thousands, killed by typhus and starvation. In the agriculturally rich province of Yunnan, China, some parents sold children for a mouthful of rice. In the delta of the Bay of Bengal, cholera killed...
  • AbbVie raises bid for drugmaker Shire to $51 billion

    AbbVie raises bid for drugmaker Shire to $51 billion
    AbbVie Inc. on Tuesday said it upped its takeover offer for Shire Plc by nearly 11 percent to more than $51 billion, remaining steadfast in its effort to sway the Irish drugmaker to agree to be bought. The latest bid comes after North Chicago-based...
  • Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze

    Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze
    Apple's done it. Herbalife has done it. Pfizer wanted to do it. What could be wrong with a corporate maneuver eyed by these fine, upstanding American corporations--and nearly 50 others in the last decade? The subject is "inversions," the catch-all...
  • Young kids recognize unhealthy food brands more than healthy ones

    For very young children, awareness of food brands increases greatly between ages three and four and is highest for unhealthy foods, according to a new study from Ireland. Food-brand knowledge predicts what kids will ask for later, said lead author Mimi...