Friday, February 27, 2015

Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 27, 2015

ART EXHIBITS Arts Benicia: Art of Community, through March 8; open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday during exhibitions, 991 Taylor St., Suite 114, Benicia. Free. 747-0130, Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Diane Ringwood is February’s featured artist; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 First St., Benicia. 495-2940, The Corner Store […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

TV sports Basketball College men •Nebraska at Ohio St., ESPN, 4 p.m. •Vanderbilt at Tennessee, ESPN2, 4 p.m. •High Point at UNC Asheville, ESPNU, 4 p.m. •Delaware at Drexel, CSNCA, 4 p.m. •Minnesota at Michigan State, Big Ten, 4 p.m. •Houston at Temple, CBSSN, 4 p.m. •St. Francis (N.Y.) at Long Island-Brooklyn, FCSA, 4 p.m. […]

This date in sports history for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Feb. 26 1935 — Babe Ruth is released by the New York Yankees and signed by the Boston Braves. 1938 — Glenn Cunningham sets a world indoor records in 1500-meter race at the AAU nationals at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Cunningham finishes in 3:48.4. 1960 — Dave Jenkins of the United States wins the […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

TV sports Basketball College men •VCU at Richmond, ESPN2, 4 p.m. •UConn at East Carolina, ESPNU, 4 p.m. •St. Bonaventure at George Washington, CSNCA, 4 p.m. •Indiana at Northwestern, Big Ten, 4 p.m. •Kentucky at Mississippi State, SEC, 4 p.m. •Central Florida at Cincinnati, CBSSN, 4:30 p.m. •Tulane at Tulsa, ESPNEWS, 5 p.m. •Texas Tech […]

This date in sports history for Feb. 25, 2015

Feb. 25 1940 — The first telecast of an American hockey game is transmitted over station W2XBS in New York. The viewing audience watches the New York Rangers play the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden. 1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points, but New York’s Richie Guerin scores 50 to […]

Canada: Oil train accident shows new safety rules inadequate

TORONTO — A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada’s transport safety board announced Monday. The accident was the latest in a spate of fiery derailments in Canada and the U.S., a trend which American safety officials say drives home the […]

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

U.S. stocks edged mostly lower on Monday, pulling the market back from an all-time high reached last week. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners as the price of oil fell. Disappointing home sales data pushed most homebuilder stocks lower. On Monday: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 23.60 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,116.84. […]

Apple to set up high-tech data hubs in Northern Europe

HELSINKI— Apple is investing 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion) in high-tech data centers in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered by renewable energy, in its largest such project in Europe to date, the company said Monday. The hubs, to begin operations in 2017, will power data for Apple Inc.’s online services, including iTunes Store, […]

Higher rates coming? Yellen faces lawmakers at pivotal time

WASHINGTON — After years of sounding reassuring notes about the need to keep interest rates at record lows, the Federal Reserve is finding the shift to an era of pending rate hikes a tricky and complicated one. But anyone who expects Fed Chair Janet Yellen to clarify the timetable for a rate hike when she […]

Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking’s effects

WASHINGTON — America’s biggest tobacco companies asked a federal appeals court Monday to set aside a series of court-ordered advertisements saying they lied about the dangers of smoking. The companies told a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that they’re ready and willing to pass along factual […]

Honda to replace its CEO amid air bag crisis, sales drop

TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. — hurt by falling sales and embroiled in a crisis over defective air bags — is replacing its CEO. The Japanese automaker said Monday that Takanobu Ito, its president and chief executive officer since 2009, will step aside in June and be succeeded by longtime executive Takahiro Hachigo The unexpected […]

Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

WASHINGTON — Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and Wall Street. The Labor Department submitted a proposal to the […]

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Most West Coast ports bustling again after labor deal

OAKLAND — Nearly all West Coast seaports began the work week with crews hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long dispute over a new contract for dockworkers. The exception Monday was the Port of Oakland, where problems persisted three days after negotiators for the dockworkers’ union and for […]

Target slices free-shipping minimum in half to $25

NEW YORK — Target has sliced its minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping in half to $25 as the Internet becomes a bigger and bigger sales hub for retailers. The minimum takes aim at competitors Wal-Mart and, both of which have higher minimums for standard purchases, and could be another step in […]

Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay

SAN FRANCISCO — Aiming to undercut Apple’s latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet. The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the competition between Google Inc. and Apple Inc. is extending beyond the technology industry’s traditional […]

Labor chief: Unions to push on wages in 2016 campaign

ATLANTA — Politicians of all ideologies have failed American workers in an era of rising corporate profits and declining wages, the nation’s top labor leader said Monday, vowing to pressure candidates running for president in 2016 to address the issue. “That’s the stick we’ll use to measure every candidate,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. The […]