- Alcoa Inc., the U.S. aluminum giant, said Thursday it will reduce its annual total alumina production capacity by 2 percent this year, aimed at matching output with its plans to reduce smelter capacity amid global oversupply that has hurt prices.
- The NFL has released its preseason schedule for those games that will be nationally televised in 2012.
- Be assured that if a town near you had anything at all to do with the RMS Titanic, its passengers, or its crew, it will celebrate the 100th anniversary this April in a big way.
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- Verizon Communications Inc, the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest and most reliable 3G network provider, is now aiming to offer an integrated video service for its wireless customers, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company has also announced to expand its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to more than 25 towns in Middle Tennessee outside of Nashville within next few weeks.
- The NFL released the order of picks for the 2012 NFL Draft, which is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated in recent history.
- New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey encountered sexual abuse and suicidal thoughts in the past, but was admittedly afraid to tell anyone of those for many years. On Thursday, readers will get a chance to learn exactly what Dickey went through in his newest memoir.
- Opana is the hot new prescription drug of abuse, sometimes with tragic consequences. Back in high school in Houston, Texas, C.J. Coomer got good grades and played football. He was dark-haired and handsome, popular with his friends and doted on by his family.
- Volkswagen AG said Thursday it will create 800 more jobs at its only U.S. plant to ramp up production of the Passat sedan. Meanwhile, the United Auto Workers has launched a drive to unionize workers at the plant.
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- Electronic Arts and ESPN announced on Wednesday the 32 players selected by fans that will be entered in the EA Sports Madden NFL 12 Cover Vote contest to choose the player featured on the game cover.
- Perhaps more than any other professional athlete, NFL athletes have a lot to gain from effectively using social media.
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- Opponents say the bill, up for consideration in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday, could make it possible for women who undergo abortions to be unintentially identified if their detailed demographic information is open to the public.
- Peyton Manning is headed to the Broncos.
- Free agent quarterback Alex Smith, who guided the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship Game last year, visited the Miami Dolphins yesterday amid news that his old team is interested in Peyton Manning.