Photo sales provoke lawsuit

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A group representing Ansel Adams sued a Fresno man Monday for selling prints and posters under the name of the famed nature photographer, the latest salvo in a dispute about...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Legal chapter closes for Minn. victims

MINNEAPOLIS – A $52 million legal settlement will help Minneapolis bridge collapse victims cover lost wages and pay medical bills. It won’t do anything for the missed weddings, altered college...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales lowest in 15 years

WASHINGTON – Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas.July’s sales fell...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Prius gets sound option to protect pedestrians

TOKYO – Toyota’s Prius hybrid is becoming a little less quiet with a new electronic humming device that is the automaker’s answer to complaints that pedestrians can’t hear the top-selling car...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fishing legacy fades from New England

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Mike Secondo remembers the days when Plymouth’s docks outshone its rock.Tourists swarmed the town pier in the 1970s and ’80s, snapping pictures and bantering with commercial...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

GM stock may tempt brave despite poor economy

NEW YORK – Would you buy stock in a company that has hemorrhaged tens of billions of dollars for years and run through three bosses in quick succession just because it’s turned a profit for a few...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Diaz tops list of riskiest searches

SAN FRANCISCO – If you’re looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out!The movie stars top the latest list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online,...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Habitat for Humanity announces new hireHabitat for Humanity of La Plata County welcomes Barbara Blundell as its new executive director.With a 20-year career that includes executive management...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Engineering firm opens in DurangoEnthalpy Engineering announces its opening at 570 Turner Drive, Unit C.The business is owned by Ryan Cheese, Andy McAuley and Mathew Heaston.Cheese is a licensed...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Feds probe Kia Soul steering

WASHINGTON – The 2010 Kia Soul, a boxy vehicle that has been marketed to urban motorists, is being investigated by government regulators for potential loss of steering control.The National Highway...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

More consumers pay their credit card bills

DES MOINES, Iowa – Consumers keep improving how they manage their credit card payments, with fewer customers in July defaulting or making late payments compared with the previous month, according...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates slide to 4.42%

WASHINGTON – Mortgage rates have fallen to the lowest level in decades during the last two months and could dip below 4 percent if the economy worsens.The average rate for 30-year fixed loans fell...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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