Stocks drop on consumer index

NEW YORK – News that consumers are more pessimistic put the stock market’s rally on hold.Stocks fell modestly Tuesday after three days of big gains. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 12 points...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

GM to sell Volt for $41K

DETROIT – General Motors Co. said Tuesday its Chevrolet Volt electric car will start at $41,000 when it goes on sale in November.While the price is about $8,000 more than its closest rival, the...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Band to kick off CD with live streaming concerts

NEW YORK – Within hours of most any concert, shaky and distorted footage of the show can be found online from front row or the balcony.But online concert video has been steadily building toward...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Regulators consider lobstering ban

WARWICK, R.I. – A proposal to ban lobster fishing over a vast stretch of the East Coast would do “almost biblical” damage to the industry just as the species seems to be rebounding, lobstermen told...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Pa. residents: Gas drilling poisons water

CANONSBURG, Pa. – People who make a living from a natural-gas drilling technique that involves pumping chemical-laced water into the earth and others who believe it has poisoned them or their well...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cockpit displays getting makeover

ABOVE THE ENGLISH CHANNEL – Flying over the white cliffs of Dover, the two pilots of a Gulfstream 450 jet keep their eyes glued to a flight-deck display, ignoring the almost cloudless sky over the...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Smart meters alone not enough to save

BALTIMORE – Smart meters alone are not enough to save energy and money, a new study finds.Significant savings are possible, however, and consumers save more when given information tailored to their...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Ford to offer hybrid car, gas model at same price

DEARBORN, Mich. – For the first time, an American automaker plans to sell a hybrid car for the same, lower price as its gas-powered counterpart, removing at least one obstacle for drivers who want...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Homeowner refinancings rise as mortgage rates hit 4.56%

NEW YORK – The lowest mortgage rates in decades are just too good for some people to pass up.Brokers are reporting rising interest in home refinancings as rates on 30-year fixed loans have hit...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks drop on Bernanke warning

NEW YORK – Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke confirmed investors’ fears that the economy has weakened. Interest rates dropped in the Treasury market as...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Upstate N.Y. farmers turn to regional slaughterhouses

EAGLE BRIDGE, N.Y. - When the owners of Eagle Bridge Custom Meat & Smokehouse opened the doors of their new slaughtering facility in November, they expected to kill no more than 1,200 animals by...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez area chamber may reorganize

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce's announcement that it needs to redefine or revamp the 400-member organization has business owners in Cortez considering the chamber's role in the...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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