Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

CUPERTINO, California—July 23, 2013—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter ended June 29, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $ 35.3 billion and quarterly net profit of $ 6.9 billion, or $ 7.47 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $ 35 billion and net profit of $ 8.8 billion, or $ 9.32 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 36.9 percent compared to 42.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International Read more […]


King anniversary puts a spotlight on Obama and civil rights

Instead of joining a reenactment of the March on Washington, the president will speak at a formal event. The decision highlights his odd place within the movement.WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed his dream of freedom and equality from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the first African American president will stand in his place to celebrate that mountaintop moment. Nation – Read more […]


US gave Iraq intel in 1980s, ignored chemical attacks

Photograph and cameraman take pictures on March 20, 1988 of a Kurdish father holding his baby in his arms in Halabja, northeastern Iraq. Both were killed in an Iraqi chemical attack on the city. (IRNA/AFP/Getty Images) The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond with… – Photown News Read more […]


Your Diet Is Going to Fail

There is a terrific commentary in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that calls for an end to the diet debate. The idea is that while the research community, public, and various members of the weight-loss industrial complex argue about all sorts of diet schemes, the long-term results are uniformly bad. The only things that make a difference are adherence and long-term behavioral. In pretty direct language for a scientific paper, they note: The only consistent finding Read more […]