Organisation: University of Michigan
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The number of people who have been exonerated from their criminal convictions in the US hit a record high in 2015, due largely to district attorneys in places such as Houston, Dallas, and Brooklyn, New York, setting up units to review cases where the legal system may have acted unjustly, a report has found.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
Thu, 29 Oct, 2015
Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
Barclay Oudersluys had competed in triathlons and ultramarathons but he wanted to do something bigger, so the Michigan native took a cue from his favourite movie.
Sat, 11 Jul, 2015
A vicar stopped from going in to a wine bar on Easter Sunday because he was wearing his trademark sandals hopes to return because they “do great mojitos”.
Fri, 10 Apr, 2015
US producer prices fell in February for a fourth straight month, pointing to tame inflation that could argue against an anticipated June interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.
Sat, 14 Mar, 2015
People with good neighbours and strong community ties are less likely to suffer heart attacks, new research suggests.
Tue, 19 Aug, 2014
Women are more likely than men to be controlling and aggressive relationship "terrorists", say psychologists.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2014
A newly discovered rocky planet may be the most Earth-like yet found in another solar system, scientists believe.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
MINE’S a flat white. Plus a couple of squares of dark chocolate and a few cups of Earl Grey tea.
Sun, 06 Apr, 2014
The city of Detroit has gone to court in an attempt to be declared bankrupt, despite protests from workers and pension funds.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2013
The US army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, the director of the Pentagon’s research agency said.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2013
Yesterday was a mixed day on European markets as stocks treaded water on light volumes. US stocks opened slightly higher as post-election jitters and fears of a fiscal cliff abated on news that consumer sentiment, as measured by the University of Michigan/Thompson Reuters, was at a five-year high in November. The Iseq index finished up 3.8 points at 3,294.57.
Sat, 10 Nov, 2012
Facebook has lost half its value since its May initial public offering, tumbling to a record low after the lifting of restrictions on share sales by its biggest investors.
Sat, 18 Aug, 2012
Irish crews make up nine of the 133 overseas boats in a record entry of 499 crews at this year’s Henley Royal Regatta, beginning today.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2012
Pfizer has reported first-quarter profit fell 19% after revenue from cholesterol pill Lipitor declined because of generic competition.
Wed, 02 May, 2012
CADS: they’ll break your heart, shatter your confidence and cost you a fortune in gin, comfort food and snivelling late- night phone calls to friends in the wake of the inevitable break up.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2011
NORMALLY the New York summer lingers like an unwanted late-night party straggler until just after the US Open champions are crowned in Queens.
Wed, 31 Aug, 2011
US STOCKS rose yesterday, capping a week of record swings for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as an increase in retail sales tempered concern the economy is slowing.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2011
Washington: Confidence among US consumers plunged in August to the lowest level since May 1980, adding to concern that weak employment gains and volatility in the stock market will prompt households to retrench.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2011
The wildest week in Wall Street history ended with a second day of gains.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2011
CONSUMERS became increasingly worried last month as they came to terms with rising interest rates and a poorer economic outlook.
Thu, 11 Aug, 2011
The very technology that the killer known as the Unabomber railed against during his murderous spree was used to help some of his victims.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2011
WORKERS discovered new pools of radioactive water leaking from Japan’s crippled nuclear complex as emergency crews struggled to pump out hundreds of tonnes of contaminated water and bring the plant back under control.
Tue, 29 Mar, 2011
What could Obama possibly know of struggle, of breaking down boundaries? Does he even realise what it took for players like Canty to topple Kerry?
Wed, 16 Mar, 2011
CONCUSSION ruled Brett Favre out of his own swansong as his 20-year career in the NFL came to an end yesterday.
Mon, 03 Jan, 2011
CHEMICALS used to improve cleanliness may be harming the health of children and adults, research suggests.
Mon, 29 Nov, 2010
EARLIER this week Nielson released a report revealing how Americans spend their time online has changed dramatically over the past 12 months.
Sat, 07 Aug, 2010
Persistent fears over the US economy sparked a sell-off on world stock markets today as yesterday’s cheer over the end of America’s recession proved short-lived.
Fri, 30 Oct, 2009
MORE than €60 million will be paid out to patients who have suffered from serious medical errors in the health service this year – a massive rise which almost equals the total figure over the last five years.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2009
US stocks fell sharply today after investors were disappointed by media reports that the Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment fell short of expectations for the first part of August.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2009
SAYING the new H1N1 virus is “unstoppable”, the World Health Organisation (WHO) gave drugmakers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the pandemic influenza strain yesterday and said healthcare workers should be the first to get one.
Wed, 15 Jul, 2009
OIL prices dropped nearly $1 to below $60 a barrel yesterday.
Sat, 11 Jul, 2009
Investors sent Washington a message this week: They won’t commit to stocks until the government commits to a plan.
Fri, 13 Feb, 2009
US stocks finished another volatile session mixed today, as gains in the energy, utilities and materials sectors offset some of Wall Street’s angst over the fate of Lehman Brothers.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2008
Wall Street tumbled today after the US government said personal incomes fell last month by the largest amount in nearly three years while consumer spending slowed.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2008
Wall Street ended a volatile week with a moderate gain today after better-than-expected economic data placated a market pummelled a day earlier by concerns about housing and the financial sector.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2008
Wall Street ended a turbulent week with a sharp gain today after government readings on inflation and a drop in oil prices eased worries about the effect of rising prices on consumers.
Fri, 13 Jun, 2008
Wall Street advanced in uneven trading today after a drop in oil prices and an unexpected gain in new home sales encouraged investors to put money back into the market.
Tue, 27 May, 2008
Wall Street pulled off its lows to finish narrowly mixed today as investors squared concerns about rising oil prices with a surprise jump in home construction. The major indexes ended the week with big gains.
Fri, 16 May, 2008
Wall Street ended its second straight winning week with a moderate advance today, overcoming investors’ concerns about consumer confidence and inflation.
Fri, 25 Apr, 2008
Stocks finished mixed as lacklustre economic reports offered Wall Street little incentive to place big bets ahead of a long weekend.
Fri, 15 Feb, 2008