Yahoo U.S. News · 7:04 AM, Sunday, 3/9
By Daniel Kelley MALVERN, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - On a cold winter's day, historian Bill Watson found himself standing in the snow, picking through the roots of an upturned stump near railroad tracks in a place now known as Duffy's Cut. The stump, pulled up several years ago, stood over the final resting place of seven of 57 Irish laborers who perished at the railroad construction site in 1832, during an outbreak of cholera. "It's not just cholera," said Watson, who with his twin brother and fellow historian, Frank Watson, is leading the excavation project to piece together what may turn out to be a grisly tale of anti-immigration violence from the 1800s. For the last 10 years, the Watsons and their research team have struggled to find out what happened to the crew toiling under a boss named Philip Duffy, as they cut a swath through the heavily wooded terrain to lay train tracks about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
Yahoo Business · 7:02 AM, Sunday, 3/9
By Leila Abboud and Gwénaëlle Barzic PARIS (Reuters) - France's Bouygues Telecom has agreed to sell its mobile network and much of its spectrum to smaller rival Iliad as a way to head off competition regulators' concerns about its pending bid for Vivendi's SFR . If Vivendi picks Bouygues' bid for SFR over a rival offer - and if regulators approve the merger - then Bouygues will sell 15,000 mobile antennas and some of its mobile spectrum to Iliad for up to 1.8 billion euros ($2.50 billion), according to statements from both companies on Sunday.
Yahoo Business · 6:53 AM, Sunday, 3/9
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications.
Yahoo Business · 6:42 AM, Sunday, 3/9
The Bank of England may appoint a judge, academic or senior financial industry executive to run an independent inquiry into its actions in relation to allegations it allowed manipulation of the foreign exchange market, the Sunday Telegraph reported. The bank has already appointed the law firm Travers Smith to prepare a report on the affair which will be made public. However, the Sunday Telegraph said Travers Smith is on a fact finding exercise rather than an inquiry. The Bank of England has suspended an employee as part of an internal probe into what Bank officials knew about alleged manipulation of key currency rates by traders.
Yahoo Business · 6:00 AM, Sunday, 3/9
Summary: • Samsung Electronics introduced the color laser printer Xpress C1860 series and the mono-laser printer Xpress M2885 series at CeBIT 2014. • The Xpress C1860 series comprises of the C1810W color laser printer …
Yahoo Business · 6:00 AM, Sunday, 3/9
Summary: • Samsung Electronics Printing Solutions plans to launch the new Samsung Cloud Print™ at CeBIT 2014, the world’s largest IT and office automation trade show in Hannover, Germany. • The new Samsung Cloud …
Yahoo U.S. News · 5:48 AM, Sunday, 3/9
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A stage at a Southern California high school collapsed during a student event and 30-40 people were rushed to hospitals with mainly minor injuries, authorities said.
Yahoo U.S. News · 5:38 AM, Sunday, 3/9
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Fire officials say 30-40 suffered mainly minor injuries when a stage collapsed at a high school in southern California.
Yahoo Business · 5:22 AM, Sunday, 3/9
By Danilo Masoni and Francesca Piscioneri PORCIA, Italy (Reuters) - The boxy white and grey factory of this rainy northern town makes fewer than half the washing machines it did when Italy joined the euro. Home appliance maker Electrolux, which owns the factory, wants to cut the salaries of some 5,000 workers at the plant and three other factories across Italy by up to 15 percent over the next three years. The Swedish company says lowering labor costs is the only way its washing machines, fridges and other home appliances can compete against rival products made in eastern Europe and Asia. "It's a matter of survival," says Annarita Licci, a 38-year-old mother of two, who moved to Porcia in 2000, the year after Europe introduced its single currency.
Yahoo U.S. News · 5:11 AM, Sunday, 3/9
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A stage has collapsed at a high school in Anaheim and reports say more than two dozen people have been injured.
Yahoo U.S. News · 5:04 AM, Sunday, 3/9
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: daylight saving time has arrived.
Crain's Chicago Business · 4:00 AM, Sunday, 3/9
Electric bills in Chicago went up in January thanks to Commonwealth Edison Co. and they'll go up some more in June under a new deal the city has struck with its power supplier, Integrys Energy Services.
Yahoo U.S. News · 3:39 AM, Sunday, 3/9
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts spiraled out of control, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers at the annual "Blarney Blowout." There were more than 70 arrests and four officers were injured in the clashes that included some students throwing beer bottles, cans and snowballs, officials said.
Yahoo U.S. News · 3:08 AM, Sunday, 3/9
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — An early St. Patrick's Day celebration around the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus known as "Blarney Blowout" spun out of control Saturday as police officers in riot gear arrested more than 70 people while dispersing massive crowds, including unruly students throwing beer cans and bottles.
Yahoo U.S. News · 1:51 AM, Sunday, 3/9
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The military pilot killed in a fighter jet crash during a training exercise in Nevada has been identified as Marine Capt. Reid Nannen.
Yahoo U.S. News · 1:47 AM, Sunday, 3/9
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Race leader Aliy Zirkle took a two-hour lead out of the Yukon River village of Kaltag on Saturday and became the first musher to reach the Alaska west coast community of Unalakleet in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Yahoo Business · 1:29 AM, Sunday, 3/9
BEIJING (AP) — China will tighten environmental legislation and force polluters to pay compensation following renewed blasts of toxic air, the country's top legislator said Sunday.
Yahoo Business · 1:22 AM, Sunday, 3/9
By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A wildcat strike at an IBM factory in southern China illustrates how tectonic shifts under way in the country's labor market are emboldening workers to take matters into their own hands, raising risks for multinationals. More than 1,000 workers walked off the job last week at the factory in Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong, after managers on March 3 announced the terms of their transfer to new ownership under Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. Lenovo agreed in January to pay $2.3 billion for International Business Machine's low-end server business. The strike, which continued into Sunday, fits a growing pattern of industrial activism that has emerged as China's economy has slowed. A worsening labor shortage has shifted the balance of power in labor relations, while smartphones and social media have helped workers organize and made them more aware than ever of the changing environment, experts say.
Yahoo U.S. News · 12:44 AM, Sunday, 3/9
Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.
Yahoo U.S. News · 12:01 AM, Sunday, 3/9
Today is Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year.