Athens, Greece -- Officials from U.S. bank JPMorgan are to speak with Greek lawmakers about its role in underwriting a controversial structured bond sold to local pension funds.
Jacob Stott, head of JPMorgan's European operations, volunteer to answer questions Tuesday about the $374 million bond, which the bank underwrote on behalf of the Greek government, Financial Times reported Monday.
Neptune, N.J. -- Denver Nuggets forward J.R. Smith was taken a New Jersey hospital after his sport utility vehicle collided with another car.
The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Smith was taken to Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune, N.J., by ambulance, while a passenger from his SUV was airlifted to the same hospital to be treated for serious head wounds. Both were ejected from the vehicle during the accident, the newspaper said.
After spending six long months in the orbiting space station, Sunita Williams is all set to return home on board space shuttle Atlantis. Her place as space station crew is being taken by NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson.
Atlantis, whose departure in March had been cancelled due to damage caused on account of a hail storm, finally took off from Kennedy Space Centre on Friday. NASA officials declared that during the launch the shuttle suffered a 10 cm tear on its thermal blanket and a few pieces of foam also fell off. However, they did not consider the matter worth concern. In light of the Columbia disaster of 2003, in which Indian born astronaut Kalpana Chawla lost her life, astronauts on board Atlantis used the shuttle’s robotic arm and cameras to have a look at the damage caused.
Google Inc. has filed a confidential antitrust complaint against Microsoft, accusing the software giant of designing its Vista operating system to discourage use of Google's desktop search program, bu
In a white paper sent to the Justice Department and state attorneys general in April, Google alleged that the Windows Vista search feature slows down its competing Google Desktop Search (GDS) program, discouraging consumers from using its search program.
A wide-ranging Alzheimer’s outbreak is expected to occur by the end of 2050 when the 26 million people suffering from the disease presently will multiply four times to 106 million, as anticipated by researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
The prediction was revealed by Professor Ron Brookmeyer, from the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland, at the International Conference on the Prevention of Dementia held in Washington DC yesterday who blamed the increasing aging population for the growth in the disease as a lot of drugs are now available which have increased the overall life span of people.
Havre De Grace, Md.-- Suzann Pettersen had four birdies on the back nine Sunday for a 5-under 67 and her first major title, the McDonald's LPGA Championship at Havre de Grace, Md.
Pettersen had the lead going down the stretch of the year's first major on the LPGA Tour, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, but lost four shots over the final three holes and handed the victory to Morgan Pressel.
Bridgeton, Mo. -- A Missouri man allegedly managed to slip out of the back of a police cruiser and steal it, leading authorities on a high-speed chase on Interstate 70.
The Bridgeton man, who is believed to be in his 20s, reportedly managed to slip behind the wheel of the squad car while officers were distracted by family members trying to interfere with the man's arrest, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday.
Memphis -- Woody Austin fired an 8-under 62 in Sunday's final round to take the title at the Stanford St. Jude Championship in Memphis.
Austin finished with six birdies -- five of them on the back nine -- and one eagle in the best round of his 13-year PGA career. He finished the tournament at 13-under 267, five strokes better than second-place finisher Brian Davis (66).
New York -- Daniel Menaker is resigning after four years as executive editor in chief of the Random House Publishing Group, The New York Times reported Monday.
Menaker had been brought on for what the newspaper described as his strong literary credentials, and his departure appeared to indicate the publishing house was "shrugging off" sophisticated literary fiction.
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