business and finance

Cubs, economy hurt Wrigley rooftops

CHICAGO – The crowded rooftop bleachers overlooking Wrigley Field stand as proof that no matter how badly the Chicago Cubs played, the ballpark simply was not big enough to hold everyone who wanted...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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