business and finance

Pace of foreclosed homes slowed in April

LOS ANGELES – Fewer Americans had their homes repossessed by banks or were put on notice for being behind on their mortgage payments in April compared to a year ago.That would ordinarily suggest...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Therapist receives massage certification Maxine Christopher, nationally certified massage therapist, announces her certification as the area’s first pediatric massage specialist. In addition to...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Wine-tasting room announces opening Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room announces its opening at 600 Main Ave., Suite 102.The business is owned by Nor List, Eric and Kay Keisel and Sutcliffe...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A penny saved ...

Spending is good, right?It keeps the economy churning, creates jobs and often brings instant gratification.Saving also is good for the economy, economic experts say, but in a different way.Having...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Facebook-Google rivalry intensifies with PR fiasco

NEW YORK – The intense rivalry between Facebook and Google just got juicier.In a twist seemingly out of a Hollywood thriller, Facebook hired a prominent public relations firm to try to plant...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

European financial crisis affects stocks

NEW YORK – Since when does the stock market take its cues from the market for silver, oil and pork bellies? When it’s really the dollar that’s driving the action.The stock market rally, which began...

DATE: May 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Senate grills oil CEOs

WASHINGTON – The hearing was for verbally flogging oil company CEOs, and no senator bothered to pretend it was about making gasoline prices more affordable or helping the economy recover. Utah Sen....

DATE: May 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks edge higher

NEW YORK – Stocks turned higher in afternoon trading Thursday after prices for oil and other key commodities like copper stabilized. Energy stocks remained under pressure. Crude oil recovered from...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Slumping demand for oil, commodities halt stock rally

NEW YORK – Tumbling demand for commodities and a drop in the euro led to a broad stock sell-off Wednesday that pulled the Dow Jones industrial average down 130 points.Demand for gasoline in the...

DATE: May 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Microsoft will buy Skype phone service for $8.5B

NEW YORK – Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history.Buying...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Natural foods

When Mountain Sun Organic Juices was sold and production moved from its Dolores home base several years ago, the jobs and economic benefits to the city left with it. But one local entrepreneur...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Book looks at money and who you are

Being clueless about money is no longer affordable, says Kate Levinson.In her new book, Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money, Levinson, a...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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