Archive | April 19th, 2012

Corn increased due to rumors of big Chinese purchase

NEW YORK – It has been reported that the price of corn increased 3 percent Thursday as rumors circulated that China is on the verge of making a big purchase of it. Corn for July delivery jumped 18 cents to settle at $6.12 a bushel. Rumors of the big China purchase were never confirmed, but [...]

Natural gas price gets to another 10-year low

NEW YORK – It has been reported that the price of natural gas has dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade Thursday as U.S. supplies continue to grow. Natural gas futures gave up 4.4 cents to finish at $1.9070 per 1,000 cubic feet in New York. That matches a10-year low reached on [...]

Murdochs will be part of media ethics inquiry

LONDON – It has been reported that Rupert Murdoch and his son James will testify before Britain’s media ethics inquiry next week, officials said, as police announced the arrest of a man identified as the royal editor of Murdoch’s scandal-tarred The Sun newspaper. The Murdochs have been at the hub of the scandal over wrongdoing [...]

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Top 20 Concert Tours

NEW YORK – Following the Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP [...]

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Breivik played video games to improve shooting for Norway massacre

OSLO, Norway – It has been reported that Anders Behring Breivik knew it would take practice to be able to slaughter dozens of people before being shot by police. In a chilling summary, the far-right fanatic claimed Thursday that he sharpened his aim by playing computer games for more than a year before Norway’s worst [...]

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Updates about EMI Group sale

NEW YORK – It has been reported that EMI Group Ltd., the iconic British music company that is home to The Beatles, Coldplay and Katy Perry, is being split and sold, though it faces regulatory scrutiny as the planned buyers increase their dominance of the music industry. Here are key developments in the proposed sale: [...]

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Hamilton won in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain – For Hamilton is the first victory of the season. Even though Lewis Hamilton’s impressive speed in qualifying has yet to translate into victories this season, the McLaren driver is all smiles heading into this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. After opening the Formula One season with three straight third-place finishes, Hamilton leads the [...]

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Discovery to space collection on display at Smithsonian

CHANTILLY, Virginia – The discovery to space collection is currently on display at Smithsonian. It has been reported that NASA turned over space shuttle Discovery on Thursday to the Smithsonian Institution, the first in its orbiter fleet to be transferred to a U.S. museum. The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, astronauts including former Sen. [...]

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Monte Carlo Masters Results

MONACO – Following the results Thursday from the Monte Carlo Masters, a €2.4 million ($3.15 million) ATP event on clay at the Monte Carlo Country Club (seedings in parentheses): Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 6-5, retired. Tomas Berdych (6), Czech Republic, def. Kei Nishikori (12), Japan, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (4), [...]

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