July 16, 2011 |
A late rally Friday prevented the stock market from having its worst week in nearly a year. Investors seemed to largely ignore the debate in Washington over raising the country's borrowing limit. Troubling questions over Europe's financial health and manufacturing in the United States weighed down stock prices for much of the day. Google Inc. jumped nearly 13 percent, the most of any stock in the Standard and Poor's 500 index, after the company said its revenue hit a record last quarter.
September 22, 2001 |
U.S. stock markets, which opened yesterday after a bomb scare had emptied the London Stock Exchange, fell again, with the Dow Jones industrial average ending its worst week since the dawn of World War II. The Dow fell 140.40 points, its fifth consecutive daily decline, to close at 8,235.81. Since terrorists carried out attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, billions of dollars in output have been lost and tens of thousands of people have altered air travel and vacation plans.
October 30, 2008 |
The freshman CBS comedy Worst Week (Mondays, 9:30 p.m.) may be the closest thing to pure slapstick that prime time has seen since Perfect Strangers two decades ago. But the show's zestiest flavor is provided by its star, Kyle Bornheimer, as the hapless Sam. With his manic stop-and-start rhythm, the way his thoughts trample over each other, Bornheimer is like Woody Allen on a case of Red Bull. He's the only guy on TV who can make you laugh at setup and throwaway lines. "I try not to hit it on the nose but find other ways to make people laugh that they're not expecting," he says of his unique delivery.
October 13, 2012 |
Stocks closed out their worst week since June after investors looked over third-quarter corporate earnings reports and decided there wasn't much to get excited about. The big indexes were mixed on Friday. But they were all down more than 2 percent for the week. That was their worst weekly showing since the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3 percent for the week ending June 1. On Friday, the S&P closed down 4.25 points at 1,428.59. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 2.46 points to close at 13,328.85, giving up an earlier gain of 75. The Nasdaq composite lost 5.30 points to close at 3,044.11.
January 15, 1990 |
Bishop Egan coach Dave Schafer gave a succinct appraisal of the game after his team's 71-58 loss to Bishop Kenrick Friday night. "The officials stunk," he said. "Kenrick went to the foul line 38 times; we went to the foul line 13 times. I don't want to take anything away from Kenrick. Kenrick played a great game. I just thought it was very poorly officiated. " The Knights' 27-8 advantage in scoring from the foul line more than accounted for the final margin in the game, but there was one call that particularly irked Schafer.
November 30, 1997 |
The titles and milestones keep piling up at Paulsboro, but all football coach Glenn Howard worries about is the next game. That's why Howard wasn't getting too carried away after yesterday's 57-34 win over West Deptford in a Colonial Conference game. The win clinched the fifth straight outright Colonial Conference title for Paulsboro, which also extended its state best winning streak to 61 games. On the personal front, it raised Howard's career record to 100-16 in 11 years.
April 14, 2012 |
It was another losing week on Wall Street after worries about Europe returned. Stocks closed lower on Friday and ended their worst week of the year so far. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 1.6 percent for the week, the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2 percent. The Dow is still ahead 5 percent for the year after a gangbusters first quarter. On Friday the Dow lost 136.99 points to close at 12,849.59, a loss of 1.1 percent. It was down all day but the losses got worse in the last half-hour.
September 7, 2008 |
Who knows what evil lurks in the fall TV schedule? Maybe the Shadow, but not me, nor any other TV critics. Saying it didn't want to spoil "curiosity and anticipation," the CW wouldn't show its remake of 90210 to anyone in advance, which speaks volumes about its failings. But ABC and NBC have kept all their shows under wraps, too, using the Hollywood writers' strike as an excuse, even if it did end seven months ago. Usually, the critics get pilots of fall shows in May. And CBS and Fox aren't exactly knocking off socks with the shows they have provided.
May 11, 2001 |
The Chicago White Sox's Frank Thomas returned from his father's funeral, only to be hit with more pain. The Big Hurt has a torn muscle in his right arm and needs surgery that will end his season. "It's been the worst week of my life, losing my father last week and coming back and you're out for the season," Thomas said yesterday after an MRI exam revealed a triceps tear. Thomas, 32, will have surgery next week. He hurt his triceps diving for a ground ball against Seattle on April27 when he was making a rare appearance at first base.
October 29, 1990 |
Most coaches will tell you that you play like you practice. Academy of the New Church coach Andy Davis said the Lions didn't have a very good week of practice. Friday, the Lions didn't have a very good game. ANC entered its game against host Chestnut Hill Academy needing a win to tie the Hillers for first place in the Independence League. The Lions lost their chance at first place in a rather convincing 39-6 loss to Chestnut Hill. "We've been sick, and we had the worst week of practice of the season because this guy was out and that guy was out," Davis said.