New York -- O.J. Mayo and Kevin Love, two of the top picks in this year's NBA draft, are part of an eight-player trade between Minnesota and Memphis.
Mayo, a 6-foot-5 inch guard for Southern California and the third overall selection by the Timberwolves, was dealt to the Grizzlies with guards Marko Jaric and Greg Buckner and forward Antoine Walker.
Love, a 6-foot-10 inch power forward from UCLA and the draft's fifth overall pick by the Grizzlies, went to Minnesota along with shooting guard Mike Miller and forwards Brian Cardinal and Jason Collins.
Both Love and Mayo were freshmen last college basketball season.
"I just wanted to hear my name called and be part of the NBA," Mayo said shortly after he was picked Thursday by the Timberwolves. "It didn't matter if it was a big-market organization, small-market, medium-market."
New York -- NBC has confirmed it settled a lawsuit brought by the family of a Texas man who shot himself in the head when confronted by "To Catch a Predator" cameras.
The family of Louis W. Conradt Jr. sued NBC for $105 million, but the TV network declined to say how much it paid Conradt's survivors in a settlement made before the trial started, The New York Times said.
The hidden-camera "Predator" program is part of the "Dateline NBC" newsmagazine series.
"The matter has been amicably resolved to the satisfaction of both parties," NBC's Jenny Tartikoff said in a statement.
Conradt, an assistant district attorney in Rockwall County, Texas, committed suicide after a "Predator" camera crew and police showed up at his house.
He reportedly became involved in the sting after allegedly sending sexually explicit messages to a person he believed was underage, but who actually was a volunteer for Perverted Justice, an activist group that helps catch child sexual predators.
Atlanta -- Delta Air Lines announced Friday it planned to begin imposing a surcharge of up to $50 for booking U.S. frequent-flier tickets under its awards program.
Delta, the latest U.S. airline to charge a fuel surcharge for previously free tickets, attributes the step to the soaring cost of jet fuel, The New York Times reported.
The new fee takes effect on tickets booked on or after Aug. 15.
Delta said it will charge a $25 fuel surcharge on tickets booked within the United States and $50 on tickets booked for travel elsewhere, including the Caribbean, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Latin America and other international destinations.
Jeff Robertson, managing director of Delta's SkyMiles program, said the increase in fuel costs was "causing considerable financial stress to Delta's business."
Auburn Hills, Mich. -- International auto parts maker Delphi Corp., based in Michigan, is putting its exhaust business up for sale, the company said Friday.
Delphi's exhaust business includes plants in Poland, Australia, India and South Africa and joint ventures in China and Mexico. It includes two technical centers in Michigan and one in Luxembourg, the company said in a statement.
The company also said "by mutual agreement" it would terminate its non-equity alliance with the Bosal Group of Belgium with which it provides customized exhaust systems.
Delphi, which has been under bankruptcy protection since October 2005, wouldn't divulge the revenues of its exhaust business, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Los Angeles -- Kermit Love, a former costume designer who helped create some of the most memorable non-human characters on TV's "Sesame Street," has died in New York.
Arthur Novell, executive director of the Jim Henson Legacy, a group dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Jim Henson's contributions, told The Los Angeles Times Love died last weekend of pneumonia in Poughkeepsie at the age of 91.
Love, a native of New Jersey, helped Henson create the "Sesame Street" characters of Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus and Oscar the Grouch. However, he was not -- as many have mistakenly assumed -- the namesake of Kermit the Frog, whom Henson created before teaming up with Love.
Love, who also appeared on "Sesame Street" as Willy the hot dog man, also created Snuggle Bear, the cuddly character from the Snuggle Fabric Softener commercials, as well as the creatures from the series "The Great Space Coaster," The Times said.
Washington -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Stanley cribs due to an entrapment hazard.
With the mattresses at a middle setting, the crib size can create a potential space in which an infant could be trapped, CPSC said in a statement. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves cribs imported from Slovenia by Stanley Furniture Co. Inc., of Stanleytown, Va., that were sold from March 2006 through December 2007. The retail price was around $1,100, CPSC said. About 1,200 of the cribs were sold, the statement said.
Various models of the 2nd Nature Built to Grow cribs sold before December 2007 are involved in the recall.
Consumers were advised to stop using the mattresses in the middle setting and adjust them to high or low settings. Consumers can also contact Stanley to receive a free headboard for the cribs.
Dallas -- Soaring oil prices have caused U.S. construction costs to rise at twice the rate of most other prices, a builders' association said.
Rising prices of steel and roofing materials have pushed average construction costs for industrial buildings from under $20 per square foot in early 2007 to somewhere between $20 and $30 a square foot, said Rob Huthnance with ProLogis, a global distribution facilities developer.
Statistics from the Associated General Contractors of America show construction costs escalating twice as fast as most prices, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Steel prices for construction projects rose 20 percent in the past 12 months, vice president of Turner Construction Co. Karl F. Almstead told the newspaper.
New York -- Crude oil prices leaped to a record on the New York Mercantile Exchange, pushing up 2.2 percent to $142.70 per barrel at one point Friday.
Crude oil jumped $3.06 per barrel Friday, settling late in the day at $140.51 a barrel.
Oil prices are tied to the strength of the dollar and the economy in general, providing a safe bet for investors when the other markets are wobbling. Major U.S. markets fell most of the day Friday and the dollar lost ground against the euro and the yen.
The price of heating oil also rose Friday, up 0.0114 in late trading to $3.918 per gallon. Reformulated blendstock gasoline prices rose 0.0128 cents to $3.514 per gallon. Natural gas prices rose 0.074 cents to $13.272 per million British thermal units.
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