Scandal may hurt Armstrong foundation

NEW YORK – Lance Armstrong has overcome cancer, rival cyclists and nagging allegations of doping to become one of the world’s best-paid athletes and a sought-after pitchman.He’s also turned the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Pending home sales sink 2.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON – The number of buyers who signed contracts to purchase homes dropped in June, as the weak economy and tight lending standards kept consumers away from the housing market.The National...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez graduate brings home bacon

At 18 years old, Rachelle Moore is a businesswoman.In fact, Moore is so good at what she does that she has been recognized for her entrepreneurial skills, taking first place in the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall after weak earnings

NEW YORK (AP) – The stock market put its big rally on hold Tuesday after disappointing earnings and economic reports reminded investors of the obstacles still facing the economy.The Dow Jones...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Are wealthy stalling economy?

WASHINGTON – Wealthy Americans aren’t spending so freely anymore. And the rest of us are feeling the squeeze.The question is whether the rich will cut back so much as to tip the economy back into...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business

T’s Smokehouse & Grill opens at depotT’s Smokehouse & Grill has opened at 3 Depot Place, and is serving Southern barbecue and Louisiana fare.The owners are Chris and Sherrie Martin and Tom...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Denton Signs under new ownershipDenton Signs, located at 545 Turner Drive, Suite C, in Bodo Industrial Park, announces a change of ownership.Jonathan Hammel, who has been the chief designer and...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Project helps Alaskans spice up soil

PALMER, Alaska – While Alaska has abundant natural resources, soil that’s good for gardening isn’t among them.To help residents create better dirt and grow vegetables to supplement their hunting,...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Competitive lockpicking grows

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Schuyler Towne took a gleaming brass lock, inserted a small bent piece of flat steel into the keyhole and gently applied finger pressure. Then he slid in a lockpick and...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

ATM hacker shows flaws

LAS VEGAS – A hacker has discovered a way to force ATMs to disgorge their cash by hijacking the computers inside them.The attacks demonstrated Wednesday targeted stand-alone ATMs. But they...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

When Double Dippers become downers

WASHINGTON – They’re a minority, but a vocal one, and they are hovering like storm clouds over a brittle recovery.They are the Double Dippers – the politicians, economists and analysts who foresee...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Adult entertainment sees iPorn potential

NEW YORK – It’s a maxim of technology: Invent the newest gadget, and the porn industry will find a way to cash in.So when Apple Inc. launched the iPhone 4 and its FaceTime videoconference feature,...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business