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Rose wants to do away with NBA salary cap

Rose wants to do away with NBA salary cap

HONOLULU | Bulls star Derrick Rose has established himself among the elite NBA players in just three seasons. His salary, however, doesn't come anywhere near the top in the league, let alone his own team.

October 26, 2011 6:20 pm
Patrick to leave IndyCar behind for NASCAR

Patrick to leave IndyCar behind for NASCAR

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | With the not-so-subtle shape of a stock car under cover just in front of her and spotlights glaring in her face, Danica Patrick feigned drama for an announcement everyone already knew was coming.

August 25, 2011 2:25 pm

The guerilla roots of the Skype calling service

NEW YORK (AP) — In buying Skype, Microsoft is getting one of the rare companies that has turned its name into a verb, like Xerox or Google. "Let's Skype" is a phrase understandable, with slight translation, in much of the world.

May 10, 2011 5:15 pm

Visclosky: One of nation's safest Dems?

CROWN POINT | As a long-serving member of Congress in what's shaping up to be a very bad year for incumbents and his Democratic Party, Rep. Pete Visclosky should probably be planning for life after politics. But he's not.

October 19, 2010 1:01 pm
Saving the iconic Wigwam Motels

Saving the iconic Wigwam Motels

The Wigwam Motel on Foothill Boulevard in San Bernardino, Calif., isn't just a road icon, it's a part of my childhood. I was born at the tail end of the Eisenhower era, and a lot of things have gone by the wayside over the years — drive-in theaters and drive-up carhop spots, to name two. Oth…

October 02, 2010 12:00 am

Chinese firm signs U.S. steel deal despite criticism

BEIJING | A state-owned Chinese company signed an agreement Wednesday to invest in a Mississippi steel mill in a deal that has prompted complaints by some U.S. lawmakers that it might jeopardize national security.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am

Critics: Lottery deal cloaked in secrecy

CHICAGO | With less than two weeks before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn awards a lucrative, first-of-its-kind contract for the private management of the state's $2 billion-a-year lottery, some are criticizing the selection process as too secretive and questioning whether it favors one powerful bidder.

September 04, 2010 12:00 am
Storm troopers get ready to invade Comic-Con

Storm troopers get ready to invade Comic-Con

On the outside, they all look the same: White armor, white helmets, black blaster rifles. Imperial soldiers from a galaxy far, far away, they're loyal only to the Empire and recognizable everywhere as "Star Wars" storm troopers.

July 23, 2010 12:00 am
Quinn floats plan to catch, sell Asian carp

Quinn floats plan to catch, sell Asian carp

CHICAGO | Diners in China could soon help control the Asian carp that are infesting Illinois waterways and threatening the Great Lakes.

July 14, 2010 12:00 am

One more try, perhaps, for Boeing

WASHINGTON | For the companies vying over the last decade for the Air Force's troubled $35 billion refueling plane contract, it is try, try and try again.

July 10, 2010 12:00 am
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