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iFraud: Apple stores faked

BEIJING – It looks almost exactly like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company’s logo chat with customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang on the white walls....

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Tech earnings help stocks end week with solid gain

A big earnings miss from Caterpillar on Friday wasn’t enough to derail a rally that pushed the stock market up 2 percent for the week. Caterpillar Inc. fell nearly 6 percent after the heavy...

DATE: July 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Opportunities, advice for her

Women, listen up, because the government wants (and needs) your business.Beginning in April, the federal government implemented a new program through the Small Business Administration that sets...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Debt-limit proposal, profits boost stocks

NEW YORK – Strong profits and a bipartisan plan to lift the U.S. debt limit drove a stock market rebound Tuesday.Stock indexes rose after Coca-Cola, IBM and other companies reported better...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Threatened by the iPad, PCs starting to look like tablets

NEW YORK – The response by computer makers to the iPad stealing sales from them: Make their PCs more like iPads.The “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” strategy” is prompting a wave of...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business briefs

Region 9 receives assistance grant The Region 9 Economic Development District has been approved for a $61,000 Planning and Technical Assistance grant from the Economic Development...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

When selling your business, be realistic, ready

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal contained some interesting, but possibly misleading, information regarding the sales of small businesses.The information primarily came from...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

A liquid quest for renewable power

NEW ORLEANS – The powerful flow of the Mississippi River, which brought destruction to scores living near its flooded banks this spring, is viewed by a new generation of energy entrepreneurs as a...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

401(k) investors await solution for debt ceiling

DES MOINES, Iowa – They have one eye on Washington and the other on Wall Street. Investors are paying close attention because the contentious debate in Congress could have very serious implications...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A home health-care fix that works

When Jeff and Susan Hatfield moved to Durango, their first priority was to find medical care for their baby son, Zane. Zane was born with a chromosomal disorder that left him with disabilities that...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks miss having worst week in year

A late rally Friday prevented the stock market from having its worst week in nearly a year. Investors seemed to largely ignore the ongoing debate in Washington over raising the country’s borrowing...

DATE: July 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Where’s the beef?

DETROIT – A small herd of cattle from Michigan State University recently was slaughtered with two goals: boosting the amount of locally produced food on campus and creating a system of tracking...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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