business and finance

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

Photo sales provoke lawsuit

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A group representing Ansel Adams sued a Fresno man Monday for selling prints and posters under the name of the famed nature photographer, the latest salvo in a dispute about...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Legal chapter closes for Minn. victims

MINNEAPOLIS – A $52 million legal settlement will help Minneapolis bridge collapse victims cover lost wages and pay medical bills. It won’t do anything for the missed weddings, altered college...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales lowest in 15 years

WASHINGTON – Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas.July’s sales fell...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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