business and finance

Set up your PC to compensate for disabilities

Getting old is no disgrace. It’s just inconvenient at times.I’m old so you can take my word for it: Some of the changes aging brings can make using a computer challenging at times. Type that’s big...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Airlines go automatic

Internet and cellphone technologies mean consumers can shop for and buy airline tickets without standing in line, waiting on hold or enlisting the help of a travel agent.Some call that convenient....

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Revisions show deep ’07-’09 recession

WASHINGTON – The 2007-2009 recession, already in the record books as the worst in the 66 years since the end of World War II, was even worse than previously thought.From the start of the recession...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

M-H Builders earns master designations Mantell-Hecathorn Builders Inc. announces owner Greg Mantell-Hecathorn and superintendant Hunter Mantell-Hecathorn have earned their Master Certified Green...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New-home sales fell 1 percent in June

WASHINGTON – Fewer people bought new homes in June, evidence that the housing market remains weak.Sales of new homes fell 1 percent last month to an annual rate of 312,000, the Commerce Department...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Markets on edge as debt debate drags on

The word of the day in financial markets: Anxious.Stocks fell in volatile trading Friday after a dismal report on economic growth added to a growing sense of unease as the federal government neared...

DATE: July 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Vacation rentals rise, taxes down

Helped along by websites that make reviewing, choosing and renting a vacation home as easy as a few clicks of the mouse, more and more tourists are choosing homes instead of hotels when they visit...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall after veto threat on debt

NEW YORK – A White House threat to veto legislation that would avert a debt default pushed stocks lower Tuesday.Major indexes were already down for the day when the White House said it would object...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

David Smiley passes examination David Smiley, CFP, financial planner at Oxford Asset Management, has met the experience and ethical requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board of...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Sleep with your iPhone? You’re not alone

NEW YORK – You gave it a pet name. It knows more about you than your mother does. Sometimes you even sleep with it. In fact, you’re so attached to it that being separated for a few minutes could...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Washington pols’ economic IQ not genius-level

In Washington, Congress and the president continue to play politics over the debt with scant knowledge of actual economics.This whole debt debate appears to exist solely to divert our attention...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Low taxes, high health costs make choices tough

WASHINGTON – Wealthy countries are dealing with debts and strained budgets as they mop up after the Great Recession and brace for the budget-busting retirement of the baby boomer generation.But the...

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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