Conflicting signals drive erratic trading

NEW YORK – Stocks ended an erratic day with a modest loss Thursday as investors tried to reconcile another batch of conflicting economic signals.The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 30...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Vendors enjoy mobile trade

A time-honored tradition of small businesses is local vendors who – with the help of a table or trailer – transport their wares directly to the people to win customers one pizza, bar of soap or...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

BP hopes to turn page with new CEO

NEW ORLEANS – Battered BP began reinventing itself in the shadow of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Tuesday, naming its first American CEO as it reported a record $17 billion quarterly loss. Its...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Hayward to get new job at BP’s Russian venture

MOSCOW – Tony Hayward is poised to move to a new job as a non-executive board member with few direct responsibilities at BP PLC’s Russia venture, TNK-BP.He would not even need to spend much time in...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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

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