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2009-04-14 13:08:36

A University of Southern California graduate says he is in week 30 of his effort to work 50 jobs in 50 states within the span of 50 weeks. Daniel Seddiqui, 27, said he conceived of his job-hopping scheme after becoming frustrated with trying to find employment in the current job market, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Tuesday. I was just tired of employers telling me to call in three weeks, he said. Seddiqui said his jobs so far have included caring for racehorses in Kentucky,...

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2009-04-11 12:19:59

Sources say Chief Executive of Apple, Steve Jobs, has remained closely involved in key aspects of the company's operation, despite being on medical leave for more than three months, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. The newspaper said in a story on its website that Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook runs most of the daily operations while Jobs continues to work on the company's most important strategies and products from home. According to those familiar with the matter, Jobs regularly...

2009-04-08 11:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in California fell 2.5% over the past twelve months according to the 2009 Directory of California Manufacturers, an industrial guide published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI), Evanston, IL. MNI reports California lost 41,835 industrial jobs and 494 manufacturers from February 2008 to February 2009, the steepest loss the state has seen in several years. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070213/MNILOGO)...

2009-03-31 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' News, Inc. -- Industrial employment in Michigan fell 5.5% over the past twelve months according to the 2009 Michigan Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Michigan lost 42,874 industrial jobs from January 2008 to January 2009, continuing the steep losses the state has suffered over the past several years. (Logo:...

2009-03-28 21:14:19

Scottie Reynolds scored with a half second left Saturday to give Villanova a 78-76 win over top-seeded Pittsburgh in the NCAA East Regional final. The third-seeded Wildcats overcame a late mistake to beat Pittsburgh for the second time this season and earn a trip to the Final Four in Detroit next Saturday. Villanova upset Georgetown in 1985 to win the national college championship. Dwayne Anderson scored 17 points and Reynolds had 13 for the Wildcats (30-7), who made their first 21 foul...

2009-03-26 23:51:15

Scottie Reynolds polished off a large night for the Big East Thursday, leading Villanova to a 77-54 thrashing of Duke in the NCAA regional semifinals. Third-seeded Villanova joined Big East rivals Pittsburgh and Connecticut in the Elite Eight and set up the possibility of five teams from that conference competing in the regional finals. The Wildcats will play for the East Region title and a berth in the Final Four Saturday against Pittsburgh. Big East regular-season champion Louisville will...

2009-03-05 21:17:18

Scottie Reynolds scored 23 points Thursday and No. 16 Villanova produced a huge second half in rolling over Providence 97-80. Villanova took a half game lead over Marquette in the battle for fourth-place in the Big East Conference. The top four teams will receive a bye into the quarterfinals of next week's five-day league tournament. Providence, meanwhile, failed in a bid to improve its chances of reaching the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team. Dante Cunningham and Dwayne Anderson both had...

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2009-02-25 15:25:00

Steve Jobs, Apple's Chief Executive, remains deeply involved in company decisions, despite giving up control over operations. During a one-hour annual meeting at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, executives cautiously listened to previous statements while fielding questions about Jobs' health. However, the company declined to answer the questions about reports that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was examining Apple's conduct in disclosing Jobs' health problems, which...

2009-02-23 11:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' News, Inc. -- Industrial employment in Hawaii dropped 2.2% over the past twelve months according to the 2009 Hawaii Manufacturers Directory, a compilation of state industry published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI (http://www.manufacturersnews.com) reports Hawaii lost 569 industrial jobs from December 2007 to December 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070213/MNILOGO)...

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2009-02-23 09:31:22

U.S. rocker Joel Madden has announced on his band's Web site that his girlfriend Nicole Richie is pregnant with their second child. The couple are also the parents of 13-month-old Harlow. What's better than winning an Oscar? I am so happy to tell everyone that Harlow is going to be a big sister! God has truly blessed my family. Hope you're all feeling as good as I am right now, Madden wrote on the Good Charlotte Web site. He didn't say when the baby is due or what its sex is. Richie is the...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.