business and finance

Stocks rise on economic reports

NEW YORK – Investors regained some enthusiasm for stocks Tuesday, sending prices sharply higher after reports showed a slight improvement in the housing market and a big jump in industrial...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Colo. wheat harvest may hit $562M

DENVER – Colorado has another above-average winter wheat harvest this year, with what’s projected to be a record-setting average yield, according to a forecast Thursday from the U.S. Department of...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

How did the friendly skies get so unfriendly?

NEW YORK – Robb Dougherty, a Texas hairstylist, used to be a frequent flier on the Lubbock to San Antonio route. But he couldn’t stand the nasty travelers he’d constantly encounter – people who...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Elvis Week hits stride amid buyout talks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Elvis Presley is in play.CKx Inc., owner of the “American Idol” television program and 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Website sponsors gambling on grades

LAS VEGAS – Think you’re going to ace freshman year? Want to put money on that?A website called Ultrinsic is taking wagers on grades from students at 36 colleges nationwide starting this month.Just...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Utah cookie bakery finds Doughboy packs a punch

MINNEAPOLIS – A tiny Salt Lake City cookie bakery has discovered the giggly Pillsbury Doughboy can pack quite a punch.Tami Cromar, owner of My Dough Girl, agreed to find a new name for her...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed takes small steps to recovery

WASHINGTON – More worried about the strength of the economic recovery, the Federal Reserve took a small step Tuesday to give it a boost.Wrapping up a one-day meeting, the Fed said it will use the...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks cut losses on Fed’s economic stimulus plans

NEW YORK – The stock market had a half-hearted comeback Tuesday after the Federal Reserve announced it would take small steps to stimulate the economy.The Dow Jones industrial average, down about...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rise as investors await decisions from Fed’s meeting

NEW YORK – Investors are getting optimistic that the Federal Reserve will restart some of its economic stimulus programs.Stocks closed moderately higher Monday, a sign that many investors expect...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

As BP plugs well, other spill cos. see a rebound

DENVER – With BP at a turning point in the Gulf oil spill, other companies with a role in the crisis are seeing their fortunes improve, even as they wait to see how the legal and financial costs...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates hit low of 4.49%

WASHINGTON – Mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level in decades for the sixth time in seven weeks, offering the most attractive opportunity for those who qualify to refinance or purchase a...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Harleys’ roar may leave Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – It’s the roar that made Milwaukee famous – the distinctive throaty rumble of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But that much-loved racket could be rumbling away to another state if the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business