Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Facebook's IPO flop addressed by Zuckerberg

 
  

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday said the 50 percent plunge in the company's stock price since its initial public offering "has obviously been disappointing." But Zuckerberg, speaking publicly for the first time since the May IPO, said he was confident the social networking giant is moving in the right direction with its focus on mobile applications.

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MIchel Fire Reported off Mountain Ranch Rd

  UPDATE:   September 11, 2012 at 2:50 PM  The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office issued an emergency Nixle that the fire on Michel Rd has been stopped, with no further forward progress. The fire is between 20 and 30 acres in size. 100% contained

   One structure and a deck

Boehner 'not confident at all' fiscal cliff can be avoided

 
 

First Read: House Speaker John Boehner said he is "not confident at all" that Congress can reach a deal with President Barack Obama to avoid the effects of the so-called "fiscal cliff" before January.

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Siblings among first cured of 'bubble boy disease'

 


Colton and Abbygail Ainslie are among three children successfully treated for their immune deficiency -- often called 'bubble boy disease' -- during an experiment detailed in Tuesday's issue of the journal Blood.Colton and Abbygail Ainslie are among three children successfully treated for their immune deficiency -- often called 'bubble boy disease' -- during an experiment detailed in Tuesday's issue of the journal Blood.



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Report lists world’s 100 most endangered species

 
  

Priceless or worthless? That's the question posed in a report released Tuesday that lists the 100 most endangered animals, plants and fungi around the globe, as chosen by 8,000 experts for the Zoological Society of London and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Priceless or worthless? That's the question posed in a report released Tuesday that lists the 100 most endangered animals, plants and fungi around the globe, as chosen by 8,000 experts for the Zoological Society of London and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).



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What we expect from Apple's iPhone 5 event on Wednesday

 

 

On Wednesday, Apple is holding a special media event in San Francisco, and we'll be there to report live on all the latest news. For now, we're mulling over all the rumors and gossip to figure out what we can expect to hear from Apple.On Wednesday, Apple is holding a special media event in San Francisco, and we'll be there to report live on all the latest news. For now, we're mulling over all the rumors and gossip to figure out what we can expect to hear from Apple.



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PFT's power rankings: Patriots, 49ers 1-2

 

 

PFT's power rankings: Meanwhile, Brandon Weeden and the Browns are last — no surprise, really.PFT's power rankings: Meanwhile, Brandon Weeden and the Browns are last — no surprise, really.



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9/11 survivor ‘surfed’ debris: ‘I couldn’t believe it myself’

 

 

Eleven years ago, Pasquale Buzzelli somehow survived the attacks of Sept. 11 when he rode a wave of debris while falling nearly 20 stories inside the collapsing North Tower of the World Trade Center.

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After climbing ladder, family falling backward

 
  

After five difficult years, Rich and Mary Conti are grappling with a fearful situation that many Americans have faced in recent years: The prospect of falling back down the economic ladder.After five difficult years, Rich and Mary Conti are grappling with a fearful situation that many Americans have faced in recent years: The prospect of falling back down the economic ladder.



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Will ex-cop Drew Peterson be eaten alive in prison?

 
  

As a former police officer, Drew Peterson may have a tougher time behind bars than other inmates, according to prison experts.

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Modern medicine: Lab-grown genitals, spray-on skin

 
  

New kidneys, ears and finger bones are among the body parts being grown at Wake Forest University's Institute for Regenerative Medicine.Laboratories across the United States are working to literally make the blind see and the lame walk again. They're perfecting spray-on skin and to mass-produce new body parts using bioprinters based on the jet printers attached to your home computer.



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Lamenting all of the 'lost art' of sports

 
  

From left, Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki tries to bunt; the Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar posts up against Robert Parish; and Chiefs defensive back Jalil Brown tackles Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate.What makes former athletes nostalgic for their particular good old days? Plenty. Jocks are never at a loss for words when you ask them about lost arts in their respective sports.



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