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Cruz's homer streak reaches 4 games

LOS ANGELES -- Nelson Cruz continued his home run tear on Tuesday, and this time Robinson Cano joined in the fun as the Mariners again flexed some …

Los Angeles

Fun With Physics: Finding The Speed Of Light With Peeps

When your Peeps have gone stale, it's time to donate their marshmallow bodies to science — specifically, for measuring the speed of light.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>From time to time, NPR's science desk creates videos that help us understand how the world works. Adam Cole is the mad genius and …


European Bonds Hit Record Highs After ECB Holds Rates

Stocks hover near record highs after ECB underscores commitment to massive bond buys<p>Bonds struck new record highs, while stocks remained buoyant on Wednesday, after the European Central Bank kept key interest rates on hold and underscored its unwavering commitment to a massive bond-purchase program …

Stock Markets

Nokia Agrees to Buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

Nokia has confirmed it will buy French rival network hardware and software maker Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion in stock.<p>The terms of the deal have been approved by both companies’ boards, but it has yet to be cleared by regulators. Nokia expects to complete the acquisition in the first half of …