Days of sweet apartment deals gone

NEW YORK – Apartment bargains peppered virtually every block during the throes of the recession, even in typically high-demand cities like New York and San Francisco. Not anymore.More renters,...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

30-year fixed rate mortgages rise to 4.9%

NEW YORK – The rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose for the fourth consecutive week but still remains below 5 percent.Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year loan rose to 4.91...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Who can resist?

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Pacific salmon fishermen ready for season

SAN FRANCISCO – West Coast commercial salmon fishermen are getting ready for what is expected to be their most fruitful season in years, after federal fisheries regulators last week predicted a...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

County joins guv’s economic effort

Recruiting new companies to be headquartered in the area and ensuring the infrastructure they need is available are among the goals of a plan that county commissioners signed off on April 12 that...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Massage practice adds therapist ARIA Therapeutics Medical Massage announces the addition of Lori Ann Glass.Glass is a board-certified and registered massage therapist and a certified athletic...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Processing delays slow foreclosure activity

LOS ANGELES – Lender-processing delays reduced the number of U.S. homes taken back by banks in the first three months of the year and contributed to a sharp drop in properties entering the...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Weak earnings reports fail to hold stocks back

NEW YORK – Stocks made modest gains Friday as encouraging signs on the economy overshadowed disappointing earnings from Google and Bank of America.Stock indexes closed lower for the week. The Dow...

DATE: April 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks move slightly higher, but they leave banks behind

NEW YORK – Financial stocks fell broadly Thursday, left out of a late lift that pared earlier losses for most major stock indexes. Goldman Sachs dropped nearly 3 percent after Sen. Carl Levin,...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed delivers good news, stocks rise

NEW YORK – Stock indexes gave up early losses and edged higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reported encouraging news on the economy. Manufacturing, consumer spending and corporate hiring...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Drilling’s promise, perils raise hackles

Ron Hilliard came back from church one Sunday to find hundreds of plastic $5, $10, $20 and $100 bills hanging on his fence in Flower Mound, Texas, another message from townsfolk angry at him for...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Are some airplanes just too darn old to fly?

How old is too old for an airplane?Most travelers don’t think twice about it – although there’s something unsettling about easing into your seat and finding the armrest still has an ashtray built...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business