Friday, January 30, 2015

Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 30, 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; reception 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 First […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

TV sports Basketball College men •Michigan State at Rutgers, Big Ten, 6 p.m. •Maryland at Ohio St., ESPN, 4 p.m. •Dayton at UMass, ESPNU, 4 p.m. •Bryant at St. Francis (Pa.), FCSA, 4 p.m. •Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech, CBSSN, 4 p.m. •UConn at Cincinnati, ESPN2, 5 p.m. •Weber State at North Dakota, FCSP, 5 […]

This date in sports history for Jan. 29, 2015

Jan. 29 1950 — In an Associated Press poll of sports writers and broadcasters, Jack Dempsey is voted the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. Dempsey received 251 votes to 104 for Joe Louis. 1958 — The St. Louis Cardinals give Stan Musial a contract for $100,000, making him the highest paid player in […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

TV sports Basketball College men •SMU at South Florida, ESPNU, 4 p.m. •Seton Hall at Marquette, FS1, 4 p.m. •Minnesota at Penn State, Big Ten, 4 p.m. •Temple at Central Florida, CBSSN, 4 p.m. •South Carolina at LSU, SEC, 4 p.m. •Duke at Notre Dame, ESPN2, 4:30 p.m. •Texas Tech at Oklahoma, ESPNEWS, 4:30 p.m. […]

This date in sports history for Jan. 28, 2015

Jan. 28 1901 — The American League is founded. The league plans for a 140-game schedule, set player rosters at 14 and recognizes the Players Protective Association, the players’ union. 1943 — Max Bentley of the Chicago Black Hawks has four goals and three assists in a 10-1 rout of the New York Rangers. Bentley […]

Employers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor dispute

LOS ANGELES — Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday. Dockworkers continued to move containers after the contract expired in July, but by autumn disputes at […]

Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache

SAN FRANCISCO — The pink mustache is out. Lyft, a company that allows customers to use a smartphone app to book and pay for rides in a private car, is pulling the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and rolling out the new “glowstache” for the cars. At the […]

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California draws $3.2 billion in federal health subsidies

SACRAMENTO — Californians received $3.2 billion in federal subsidies last year to help make health insurance more affordable. The state announced the total Monday for the first time since the subsidies began in 2014 as part of the federal health overhaul. It showed that Californians who qualified for assistance spent $1.1 billion on premiums while […]

US stock market finishes with small gains

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is finishing with tiny gains as investors weigh corporate earnings, mergers, and the implications of an election victory in Greece by a party opposed to that country’s bailout plan. The Dow Jones industrial average rose six points, or 0.03 percent, to close at 17,678 on Monday. The Standard […]

IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming

SAN FRANCISCO — Calling it “ridiculous” and “baseless,” IBM on Monday dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people. The company “flatly denies” the Forbes report, IBM spokesman Ian Colley said in a phone interview. IBM previously has announced layoffs affecting “several […]

Union says California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement

SAN FRANCISCO — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said Monday. Registered nurses and nurse practitioners who work at 21 hospitals and 65 clinics across Northern and Central California voted last week to approve […]

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the space station in 2017. NASA […]

CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

WASHINGTON — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September. That’s slightly less than last year’s […]

Eurozone looks for dialogue after stunning Greece elections

BRUSSELS — For a man long seen as the eurozone’s worst nightmare, Alexis Tsipras has had a smooth first day as prime minister of Greece. The firebrand left-winger wants fellow eurozone nations to forgive some of his country’s bailout loans, something many European leaders have vehemently ruled out. But concerns of a disastrous confrontation — […]

S&P downgrades Russia credit rating to junk

LONDON — Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Monday downgraded Russia’s credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook. The agency dropped the rating to BB+ from BBB- as it sees the country’s financial buffers at risk amid a slide in the country’s currency and weakening revenue from oil exports. […]