business and finance

Tractor upgrades reduce farm deaths from rollovers

Dairy farmer Anthony Marco was compressing a long row of chopped hay beneath his tractor two weeks ago, preparing it as winter feed for his cows, when the 4-ton machine suddenly toppled over as he...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Gates, Buffett to sell philanthropy, giving to China’s wealthiest

BEIJING – Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett plan to sell the art of giving to China’s super rich in a visit later this month that’s already sparked some...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall as worries about European debt return

NEW YORK – Stocks closed lower Tuesday after new worries about Europe’s debt problems. Treasury prices rose, and gold settled at a new high as investors sought out safe assets.U.S. stocks followed...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

HP sues ex-CEO over new job

SAN FRANCISCO – Hewlett-Packard Co. is suing the chief executive it ousted last month, Mark Hurd, to stop him from taking a top job at rival Oracle Corp.The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a California...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Rocky Mountain Chocolate issues dividend

Durango-based Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has announced its 29th consecutive cash dividend to shareholders.The dividend of 10 cents per common share outstanding will be issued Sept. 17. The...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock investors brace for ugly September

CHICAGO – The economy is weakening, home sales are plunging and stocks are on a long slide. Now comes something even scarier for investors – the beginning of what is traditionally the worst month...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Casino proposed near battlefield splits Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The town where the Civil War’s tide-turning battle was waged is fighting dissension in its own ranks, with even hard-core preservationists split over a proposed casino that would...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Utah paper to cut nearly half staff

SALT LAKE CITY – The Deseret News, Utah’s oldest daily newspaper, said Tuesday it will cut nearly half its staff and consolidate operations with affiliated television and radio operations to...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks end Aug. with meager gains

NEW YORK – The stock market ended its worst August since 2001 with meager gains Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed officials’ increasing concern about the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

USA Today shaking up staff

SAN FRANCISCO – USA Today, the nation’s second largest newspaper, is making the most dramatic overhaul of its staff in its 28-year history as it de-emphasizes its print edition and ramps up its...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Where are you? A rundown of Facebook’s Places

NEW YORK – Services based on your location, such as Foursquare, are popular in the tech-centric bubbles of Silicon Valley and New York City. But for many people, these services remain odd – and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Europe Needs You!

LONDON – Sheep shearers for Britain, judo teachers for Spain, goldsmiths for Holland. European nations are finding some surprising gaps in their job markets, and competing to woo the overseas...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business