Archive for: July, 2011

Apple Has More Cash Than the US Government

Might not be hard to believe that Apple has more money in its piggy bank than the United States, considering our Country is about to default. Sadly it is true. The US has about $74 Billion in cash while Apple has $76 Billion. The Business Insider puts it like this: “In other words, the world’s [...]

Restaurant Week in Hartford Starting Monday

Starting August 1 you can get a great meal for 23 dollars in Hartford, CT during their Restaurant Week. To check out the 23 participating restaurants click here

Boston Scientific Cutting More Than a Thousand Jobs


Despite the fact that Boston Scientific is doing quite well, they plan on eliminating 1,200 to 1,400 jobs over the next two years worldwide. This comes even as they plan a massive expansion into China. The company is not saying whether they plan on laying off any of the 2,000 workers here in Massachusetts. Boston [...]

Conn. Official Finds No Interference in Union Vote

Hartford, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s attorney general says the state email system was not improperly used, contradicting claims by public employee unions that accused a conservative think tank of interfering with the ratification of a labor savings and concessions deal. Attorney General George Jepsen said Thursday he’s closing the investigation. The State Employees Bargaining Agent [...]

Conn. Casino, Exec Settle $1M Dispute

APNewsBreak: Conn. casino, exec settle $1M dispute DAVE COLLINS,Associated Press Hartford, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut casino and a millionaire cable TV network executive have settled a dispute over a $1.2 million gambling debt. The Mohegan Sun casino filed a court document saying it is withdrawing its lawsuit against Jerome Powers of Miami Beach, Fla., [...]

Boston Launches First Bike Share Program in Mass.

BOSTON (AP) — With its spaghetti-like tangle of streets and legendarily pushy drivers, Boston hasn’t always been viewed as a haven for bicycle riders. The city is hoping to shed that image by launching the nation’s newest bicycle-sharing program with more than 600 two-wheelers available for short-term rental at 61 sidewalk vending stations across the city. Boston Mayor Thomas [...]

Amy Winehouse Left Trove of Unreleased Music

LONDON (AP) — People close to Amy Winehouse say she left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released. Spokesman Chris Goodman says there is “plenty” of material, but there have been no discussions yet about releasing anything. The Guardian newspaper Thursday quoted an unnamed spokesman [...]

Former CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez Lands a Radio Gig

MIAMI (AP) — Florida International University says former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will be a radio announcer for the upcoming football season. FIU announced Wednesday that the Miami native will be the new color analyst on WMCU-1080 AM. He will join play-by-play man Tony Calatayud. Sanchez said in a news release that he was honored [...]

Charity: Slain Girl’s Mom Targeted By Tabloid PI

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s simmering phone hacking scandal erupted again Thursday as a charity founded by the mother of a murdered child said she was targeted by a detective who worked for the News of the World. The charity, Phoenix Chief Advocates, said Glenn Mulcaire, a detective employed by the now-defunct tabloid, had the details [...]

Vogue’s Grace Coddington telling her story

NEW YORK (AP) — Grace Coddington’s story from the front row of fashion will be told in a memoir. The book by Vogue’s creative director with be written with Vanity Fair style editor-at-large Michael Roberts, a friend and colleague. The as-yet-untitled book will be published in the U.S. and Canada by Random House, and in [...]

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