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  • Longtime Motorola CEO Bob Galvin Dies at 89

    10/13/2011 10:37:33 AM PDT · by bigbob · 2 replies
    Wireless Week ^ | 10-13-11 | Peter Svensson,
    Robert Galvin, who over nearly three decades as Motorola's CEO transformed the maker of police radios and TVs into one of the world's leading electronics companies, has died. He was 89. Galvin died Tuesday night in Chicago of natural causes, his family said. Galvin oversaw Motorola's pioneering efforts in the cellular industry, including the creation of the first commercial cell phone in 1973 and the construction of the first cell phone network in the early 1980s. "He probably single-handedly provided this firm with more leadership and guided it through more innovation than any other single person in our 83-year history,"...
  • Massachusetts Democrat Takes Political Swipe At Brown Certification

    02/04/2010 12:07:35 PM PST · by CaroleL · 20 replies · 1,688+ views ^ | 02/04/10 | CaroleL
    Officials in Massachusetts certified Republican Scott Brown's election to the US Senate today, clearing the way for him to be sworn in at approximately 5:00pm this evening. Unfortunately, Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin, a Democrat, could not resist one final political swipe before signing the certification.
  • Galvin: I Won't Slow Process If Brown Wins

    01/19/2010 12:53:46 PM PST · by kingattax · 31 replies · 1,880+ views
    BOSTON -- Secretary of State William Galvin said he will not delay the swearing-in process if Republican Scott Brown is elected to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy, but would only announce an unofficial winner if the results are decisive. But Brown warned that Senate Democrats would delay swearing him in if he wins to avoid a 41st vote against the health care bill. On Tuesday, Sen. John Kerry indicated the Oath of Office would not be rushed. "I don't think that is possible even under normal circumstances. When I was elected or Ted Kennedy was elected,...
  • Massachusetts Democrats Keep Playing Politics With The Law

    01/13/2010 11:51:51 PM PST · by CaroleL · 7 replies · 550+ views ^ | 01/14/10 | CaroleL
    Here we go again. Democrats are already trying to delay Republican candidate Scott Brown's being sworn into the US Senate and he hasn't even won Tuesday's special election yet. Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin (D), citing state law, said city and town clerks must wait at least 10 days for absentee ballots to arrive before they certify the results of the January 19 election. They then have five more days to file the returns with his office. Such a delay could preserve the Democrats' filibuster-proof super majority long enough to pass Obamacare. You may think Secretary Galvin is...
  • MA Sec of State Bill Galvin disenfranchises MA soldiers

    10/24/2008 10:44:41 AM PDT · by bridgemanusa · 4 replies · 661+ views
    WTKK ^ | 10/23/08 | Michael Graham
    exerpt of transcript: "..And so yesterday bill Galvin was forced the secretary of state of Massachusetts forced to sign a consent decree admitting I have not obeyed the law says 2002. I ignored ignored us soldiers completely I have not -- what I'm supposed to do we -- in so much trouble now at the feds because of the abuse..."..
  • More Fraud on Wall Street: UBS Emails Show Who Gets The Shaft

    06/28/2008 11:08:19 PM PDT · by txzman · 2 replies · 117+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2008 | Gretchen Morgenson
    EVERY few years, the conflicts of interest so deeply embedded in the Wall Street business model emerge from the shadows for all to see. Coming to light last week, courtesy of Massachusetts regulators, was UBSís dual roles in the auction-rate securities market, which have had devastating effects on the people and institutions that invested in them. Because every big brokerage firm that participated in this market faced the same conflicts as both underwriters of the securities and managers of the auctions that set their prices, similar ugliness will likely turn up elsewhere as regulators continue their digging..... The problem UBS...
  • Bay State wants everyone to count ( Mass losing people, money, congressional seats, power ... )

    07/04/2006 6:44:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 81 replies · 3,067+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 4, 2006 | Andrea Estes
    Boston, as well as the state, has been losing population in the past few years. If those numbers are confirmed by the 2010 federal census, Massachusetts could lose up to two congressional seats, as well as federal money for highway, education, and development programs that are tied to population. Responding to concerns raised by the state's congressional delegation, local mayors, and Secretary of State William F. Galvin, lawmakers included $100,000 in the $25.7 billion state budget last week to pay a University of Massachusetts think tank to start researching the numbers to make sure that as many residents as possible...
  • Capuano (D) says he won't be running for governor in 2006 (MA)

    01/07/2005 3:04:57 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 351+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 1/7/05 | The Associated Press
    BOSTON - The field of potential Democratic candidates for the 2006 governor's race is already shrinking. U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano [related, bio] said Friday he's decided not to pursue the party's nomination for the corner office, saying he wants to focus on working in Washington on issues like Social Security, affordable housing and lobbying for transportation dollars for Massachusetts. ``After much personal deliberation with my family and those closest to me, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for governor,'' Capuano said in a statement. ``As much as I am attracted to the campaign and the possibility...