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Challenge http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/2410/all/feed en Sprint goes to court against AT&T, T-Mobile merger http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110907/sprint-goes-court-against-att-t-mobile-merger-id-1701711138.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The proposed AT&amp;T and T-Mobile merger faces another hurdle, this time from Sprint Nextel Corp. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/ATT-logo-tmobile.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just a week after the United States Department of Justice sued to block AT&amp;T’s bid to take over T-Mo</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sprint that offers a range of wireless and wireline communications services is arguing that Section 7 of the Clayton Antitrust Act prohibits any person from taking over whole or part of the stock or other share capital that would lessen competition and create a monopoly to a significant extent.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110907/sprint-goes-court-against-att-t-mobile-merger-id-1701711138.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AT&T AT&T and T-Mobile merger Challenge hurdle lawsuit Mergers & Acquisitions proposed merger Sprint Sprint Nextel Corp. sued T-Mobile USA Top Story United States United States Department of Justice Verizon violate Wed, 07 Sep 2011 08:55:54 +0000 NeelamGoswami 1701711138 at http://www.themoneytimes.com The Optimist's Guide to 2011 http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101229/optimist039s-guide-2011-id-101701708859.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Things tend to get better over time. That's just the way it works. Life expectancy, real income, technology, medicine, transportation, communication ... these things tend to rise relentlessly higher for the majority of the world over time, pushing aside wars, famines, recessions, and natural disasters that get in their way.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sa</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/ExxonMobil_7.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101229/optimist039s-guide-2011-id-101701708859.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101229/optimist039s-guide-2011-id-101701708859.html#comments bonds Cash Challenge consumer ExxonMobil job Markets optimist Profits public United States Wed, 29 Dec 2010 04:59:53 +0000 Morgan Housel 1701708859 at http://www.themoneytimes.com The Wild African Energy Safari http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101219/wild-african-energy-safari-id-10145223.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">It's no secret that global oil production is spreading rapidly. For instance, with most areas of the U.S. offshore prohibited from drilling activity, and the rendering of permits in the Gulf of Mexico having slowed to a snail's pace, the world will increasingly be forced to look to the likes of Brazil and Africa for its needed supplies of black gold.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sa</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/chevron%20logo_3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101219/wild-african-energy-safari-id-10145223.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101219/wild-african-energy-safari-id-10145223.html#comments Afren Brazil Challenge Chevron company estimate Markets portion Stream Tullow Oil United States Sun, 19 Dec 2010 04:32:11 +0000 David Lee Smith 145223 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Pick Up the Red Phone: It's Nucor's Dan DiMicco http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101217/pick-red-phone-it039s-nucor039s-dan-dimicco-id-10145155.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><br /> <p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">I want a red phone. It's not that I'm fixated on the color, but I find the concept of a dedicated line to the people we most need to reach in times of distress to be a comforting proposition.</p> <p></p></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left;" class="Apple-style-span"><p style="border-width: 0px; margin: 11px 0px; padding: 0px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sa</p> </p></span></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Nucor%20logo_3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="58" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101217/pick-red-phone-it039s-nucor039s-dan-dimicco-id-10145155.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101217/pick-red-phone-it039s-nucor039s-dan-dimicco-id-10145155.html#comments ArcelorMittal caterpillar Challenge challenges invite manufacturing Markets Nucor ownership research shared trade agreement United States Fri, 17 Dec 2010 06:22:24 +0000 Christopher Barker 145155 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Our Top 5 Tech Stocks for 2011: Google http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101215/our-top-5-tech-stocks-2011-google-id-10145032.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;<em style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inherit; ">This article is part of&nbsp;Our Top 5 Tech Stocks for 2011&nbsp;series.&nbsp;</em><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 22px; ">I lucked out this time.&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 22px; ">When our editors asked Foolish writers for their top tech stock ideas for 2011, only one ticker was on multiple wish lists. After an ugly battle royal in the Fool rotunda with lots of pulled hair, torn ligaments, and bruised egos (not really, but go with me here), I was chosen to explain why we were fighting over&nbsp;<strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">Google</strong>&nbsp;<span class="ticker" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; ">(Nasdaq:&nbsp;GOOG)</span>. It pays to be a 6-foot-5-inch, 240-pound Viking sometimes. Also, maybe I got dibs for&nbsp;crushing the competition in last year's tech roundup. Who knows?</span></p> <div style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;<strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">Google in a nutshell</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/google_284.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="95" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101215/our-top-5-tech-stocks-2011-google-id-10145032.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101215/our-top-5-tech-stocks-2011-google-id-10145032.html#comments 2011 Challenge Competitors electric cars Google long term Markets Microsoft tech stock United States Universal Display Wed, 15 Dec 2010 02:07:29 +0000 Anders Bylund 145032 at http://www.themoneytimes.com The CPI Is Broken. Here's Why. http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101211/cpi-broken-here039s-why-id-10144766.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />I believe in Santa Claus. I don't believe in the Consumer Price Index. One is a real guy who delivers the goods. The other is a manufactured number that does not.</p> <p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 11px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 11px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 22px; ">I've&nbsp;argued&nbsp;before&nbsp;that the CPI is missing heavy undercurrents of inflation, which an abundance of very lively secondary indicators tells us has already arrived in force.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />Recently, one Fool editor challenged me to identify why those secondary indicators were contradicting the CPI, and investigate exactly&nbsp;<em style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: italic; font-weight: inher</p> </em></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/McDonald%27s_1.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="173" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101211/cpi-broken-here039s-why-id-10144766.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101211/cpi-broken-here039s-why-id-10144766.html#comments AmBev American Challenge companies CPI Debate effect index Markets McDonald's United States Sat, 11 Dec 2010 06:09:37 +0000 Nick Kapur 144766 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Amazon Announce New Kindle Features to Challenge Google http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101208/amazon-announce-new-kindle-features-challenge-google-id-10144288.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;Close on the heels of&nbsp;<strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">Google</strong>&nbsp;<span class="ticker" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; ">(Nasdaq:&nbsp;GOOG)</span>&nbsp;announcing the launch of its eBook service whose "buy anywhere read anywhere" theme took the online book readership battle to the front doors of&nbsp;<strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">Amazon</strong>&nbsp;<span class="ticker" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; ">(Nasdaq:&nbsp;AMZN)</span>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-weight: bold; ">Barnes &amp; Noble</strong>, Amazon hit back, saying it will add two key features to its Kindle e-reader to fortify its position in the market.</p> <div style="font-size: 14px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;Tech websites are abuzz with talk that Amazon will announce the addition of the new Kindle features as early as today.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Amazon_4.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101208/amazon-announce-new-kindle-features-challenge-google-id-10144288.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101208/amazon-announce-new-kindle-features-challenge-google-id-10144288.html#comments Amazon Apple Challenge devices Google iPhone market watch Markets price Product readers United States website Tue, 07 Dec 2010 18:51:17 +0000 Motley Fool 144288 at http://www.themoneytimes.com BP challenges oil spill estimates http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101204/bp-challenges-oil-spill-estimates-id-10143974.html <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/250width/BO%20Horizon%20Oil.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250width imagecache-default imagecache-250width_default" width="244" height="174" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Washington -- An attorney for the U.S. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission said oil company BP is challenging estimates of this summer's oil spill.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Attorney Priya Aiyar said BP attorneys had challenged the commission's estimate that 5 million barrels of oil were released by the Madondo oil well spill that began with an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in April that killed 11 workers.</p> <p>The estimate is the key figure for arriving at a fine, which would cost $1,100 per barrel if the spill is ruled an accident and $4,300 per barrel if the spill involved company negligence, The New York Times reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101204/bp-challenges-oil-spill-estimates-id-10143974.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101204/bp-challenges-oil-spill-estimates-id-10143974.html#comments attorney BP company Business Challenge commission estimate summers U.S. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill United States Sat, 04 Dec 2010 17:52:08 +0000 Prince damin 143974 at http://www.themoneytimes.com BofA sues insurer of failed mortgages http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101112/bofa-sues-insurer-failed-mortgages-id-10141299.html <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/250width/Bank%20of%20America%20logo_7.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250width imagecache-default imagecache-250width_default" width="244" height="134" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Charlotte, N.C. -- U.S. lender Bank of America says it is owed $160 million on unpaid insurance claims made on failed mortgages, court papers say.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a lawsuit filed in Charlotte, N.C., the banking giant says Old Republic Insurance Co. has denied "thousands" of valid claims and is making excuses not to cover them.</p> <p>The lawsuit says from 2009 to 2010 claims honored by Old Republic fell 75 percent. Old Republic, in turn, said it was turning down claims with inadequate paperwork, The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101112/bofa-sues-insurer-failed-mortgages-id-10141299.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101112/bofa-sues-insurer-failed-mortgages-id-10141299.html#comments Business Challenge failed mortgages insurance claims lawsuit Papers U.S. lender Bank of America United States valid Thu, 11 Nov 2010 18:46:18 +0000 Prince damin 141299 at http://www.themoneytimes.com NHL GMs dismiss coach challenge option http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101110/nhl-gms-dismiss-coach-challenge-option-id-10141088.html <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/250width/NHL_123.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250width imagecache-default imagecache-250width_default" width="244" height="216" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Toronto -- NHL general managers have rejected the idea of instituting a coach's challenge option on disputed goals, Florida GM Dale Tallon said Tuesday.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tallon had suggested the league institute a procedure similar to the NFL in which coaches are allowed to issue one challenge per game to dispute officials' rulings on questionable goals.</p> <p>The issue seemed to pick up steam following an Oct. 26 incident in which a goal by Toronto's Colton Orr was allowed to stand despite replays showing he interfered with Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen before the puck crossed the goal line, NHL.com reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101110/nhl-gms-dismiss-coach-challenge-option-id-10141088.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101110/nhl-gms-dismiss-coach-challenge-option-id-10141088.html#comments Canada Challenge coach Florida GM Dale Tallon goals idea rejected Sports Wed, 10 Nov 2010 04:26:38 +0000 Prince damin 141088 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Women, men differ on climate attitudes http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100915/women-men-differ-climate-attitudes-id-10128442.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>East Lansing, Mich. -- Women are more likely to believe scientific consensus on global warming than men are, a U.S. study says.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The findings challenge common perceptions that men are more scientifically literate, said Michigan State University sociologist Aaron M. McCright.</p> <p>The study is one of the first to focus on how the genders think about climate change, a university release said Tuesday.</p> <p>The findings also reinforce past studies that suggest women lack confidence in their science comprehension.</p> <p>"Here is yet another study finding that women underestimate their scientific knowledge -- a troubling pattern that inhibits many young women from pursuing scientific careers," McCright said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100915/women-men-differ-climate-attitudes-id-10128442.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100915/women-men-differ-climate-attitudes-id-10128442.html#comments attitudes Challenge global warming News Science & Medicine scientific United States University woman Thu, 16 Sep 2010 03:48:06 +0000 Prince damin 128442 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Clinic gets von Furstenberg gowns http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100907/clinic-gets-von-furstenberg-gowns-id-10127282.html <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/250width/Diane%20von%20Furstenberg.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250width imagecache-default imagecache-250width_default" width="244" height="216" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cleveland -- Diane von Furstenberg, the designer famous for her wrap dress, has undertaken a stiff challenge, a new hospital gown for the Cleveland Clinic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The design bears a strong resemblance to von Furstenberg's signature design, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. It wraps and has a bold print, which includes the Cleveland Clinic logo.</p> <p>While von Furstenberg herself worked on the print, Jeanne Ryan, a longtime nurse and clinic liaison, worked with a designer and fabric technician on the details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100907/clinic-gets-von-furstenberg-gowns-id-10127282.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100907/clinic-gets-von-furstenberg-gowns-id-10127282.html#comments Challenge Cleveland Clinic designer Diane von Furstenberg Hospital Odd News signature strong United States von Wed, 08 Sep 2010 00:16:57 +0000 Prince damin 127282 at http://www.themoneytimes.com European Commission suspends seal ban http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100820/european-commission-suspends-seal-ban-id-10125227.html <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/250width/protest%20against%20hunting%20seals.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250width imagecache-default imagecache-250width_default" width="244" height="196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Brussels -- The European Commission's lower court Friday suspended a ban on seal product imports after predicting it will survive a challenge by Canada.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Canadian Inuit organization, the Inuit Tapiriit Kaanatam, said on its Web site Thursday the EU's General Court in Luxembourg was suspending the regulation until it ruled on the matter. The ban on importation of seal products into the 27 European Union nations was set to go into effect Friday, the EUobserver said.</p> <p>Native Inuits arguing to have the ban on seal products lifted in the EU's lower court had requested an injunction. The Canadian government wants the World Trade Organization in Geneva to strike down the ban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100820/european-commission-suspends-seal-ban-id-10125227.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100820/european-commission-suspends-seal-ban-id-10125227.html#comments Canada Challenge Europe European Commission lower court pedicting Science & Medicine suspended Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:44:57 +0000 Prince damin 125227 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Student sues for lawyer's promised prize http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100712/student-sues-lawyer039s-promised-prize-id-10120308.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Atlanta -- A Texas law student who took a defense lawyer's $1 million challenge from a "Dateline NBC" interview is suing for the money he claims he is owed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dustin Kolodziej of the San Antonio area said attorney James Mason offered in a "Dateline NBC" interview he would pay $1 million to anyone who could prove him wrong in claiming his client, Nelson Serrano, could have made it from Florida's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to the La Quinta Inn, a 3-mile distance, in under 28 minutes, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday.</p> <p>"I challenge anybody to show me. I'll pay them a million dollars if they can do it," Mason told the interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100712/student-sues-lawyer039s-promised-prize-id-10120308.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100712/student-sues-lawyer039s-promised-prize-id-10120308.html#comments Challenge defense lawyer law student money claims NBC interview Odd News United States Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:09:42 +0000 Pankaj Damin 120308 at http://www.themoneytimes.com 182 hermit crabs race in Va. http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100712/182-hermit-crabs-race-va-id-10120297.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Virginia Beach, Va. -- Hermit crabs dressed as Greek gods, World Cup players and newlyweds were the stars of Virginia's ninth annual Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Organizers of the event, which featured several heats of races followed by the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant, said 182 hermit crabs in costumes and decorated shells participated Saturday in Virginia Beach, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Monday.</p> <p>Ernest Mihalopoulos of Pittsburgh took the racing title with Dr. Zeus, a hermit crab named for the king of the Greek gods.</p> <p>"I didn't want him to be beautiful. I didn't want him to be real strong. I just wanted to win the race," Mihalopoulos said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100712/182-hermit-crabs-race-va-id-10120297.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/20100712/182-hermit-crabs-race-va-id-10120297.html#comments Challenge Greek gods Hermit crabs Odd News player United States Virginia Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:45:04 +0000 Pankaj Damin 120297 at http://www.themoneytimes.com
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