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  • Cash May Be King But Respect Is Revered

    Cash May Be King But Respect Is Revered
    It's not easy to compete with a solid raise or an end-of-the-year bonus, but that is exactly what many employers have tried their best to do. Five years after the end of the recession, hiring is picking up even in sluggish Connecticut and profits are...
  • L.A. heatwave: Don't be piggish about electricity use, and everyone can stay pretty cool

    L.A. heatwave: Don't be piggish about electricity use, and everyone can stay pretty cool
    What are your air conditioning usage ethics? Are you in the “one for all” or the “all for me” camp? The Department of Water and Power has been sending out pleas for several days, begging Angelenos  to “conserve energy use...
  • Rangers stay aggressive on basepaths under Bogar

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Texas Rangers - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers have a new interim manager in Tim Bogar but the same aggressive philosophy on the basepaths they had under former manager Ron Washington. "That's...
  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-...
  • How does new Ford Mustang fit in amid self-driving cars, mpg rules?

    How does new Ford Mustang fit in amid self-driving cars, mpg rules?
    Sales of the 2015 Ford Mustang – the sixth generation in the 50-year history of the sports coupe – start in the coming months. In advance of those sales, Ford brought a fleet of 50 early-production Mustangs to Southern California and plans...
  • Why research is biased against pot to focus on its harm and not its benefits

    Is America's scientific research biased to focus on the harmful effects of drugs? That was one of the questions at the heart of a congressional hearing this summer seeking to understand more comprehensively the scientific evidence related to marijuana....
  • A treasure-trove beyond words

     A treasure-trove beyond words
    I joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1981. On the day after I moved to Hyde Park, a young English professor told me, in hushed tones, "The best thing about the University of Chicago is the Sem Co-op." He added, as if he were...
  • James Ellroy talks up his new L.A. Quartet

    James Ellroy talks up his new L.A. Quartet
    Novelist James Ellroy prides himself on living in the past, and sometimes his obsessive backward gazing pays off. One lonely Saturday night a few years back, he stood at his window in the Ravenswood — the Art Deco apartment on Rossmore Avenue best...
  • Japan ignores skeptics, keeps goal of earthquake prediction

    TOKYO In a nondescript government building near the Imperial Palace, a team of Japanese seismologists stands ready to predict an earthquake. All day, every day, they monitor data from dozens of tiltmeters, strain gauges and other instruments deployed...
  • Tom Thumb's 'Raucous Adventures' Become The Tale In New Novel

    Tom Thumb's 'Raucous Adventures' Become The Tale In New Novel
    Tom Thumb was one of the first international entertainment celebrities. P.T. Barnum's legendary tiny song-and-dance man, a Bridgeport native, made both commoners and kings giddy with delight at his unusual small stature, his talent and his elaborate...
  • 'Civility' a divisive issue in U. of I. faculty decisions

    'Civility' a divisive issue in U. of I. faculty decisions
    In defending its decision to rescind a job offer to Steven Salaita, a professor who posted controversial tweets about Israel, University of Illinois trustees said they would not tolerate demeaning speech. The university's position — particularly...