Herbalife Ltd., the nutrition company at the center of a battle between hedge-fund managers Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn, posted third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as sales gained in the Americas.
The fossil of an extinct marine spider, discovered in China 520 million years after it lived in the ocean, has helped scientists solve an ancestral puzzle on where the anthropod fits on the evolutionary map.
Tucson, Arizona, the sixth-poorest U.S. big city, stands to gain protection from federal defense- spending cuts as its home county plans a record bond package, in part to entice Raytheon Co. to expand missile production.
In the snake-infested jungle of southeastern Ecuador, the American explorer David Lowell found himself sliding over a waterfall and heard his head bounce off a rock “like a melon being hit by a hammer,” he says.
Janet Napolitano’s national profile and government experience trump the fact that she’s never held an academic post as she prepares to lead the financially challenged University of California, college administrators and professors said.
University of Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams will enter this year’s National Basketball Association draft after scoring more points in his first two seasons than any player in school history.
Rich Rodriguez was hired as the new football coach at the University of Arizona less than a year after being fired by the University of Michigan following a tumultuous three-year stint in which he had a 15-22 record.
Harvard University is paying a high price for its recent run of basketball success: Poor academic progress by players that could threaten its eligibility to play in tournaments if it continues, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
The tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar controls vast gas and oil deposits that feed billions of dollars annually into the state Treasury. Its petroleum riches make it the wealthiest nation per capita in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund.