business and finance

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

Stocks drop after home sales fall

NEW YORK – Stocks fell for a fourth day after another disappointing report on housing deepened worries that the economic recovery could be fading. Bond yields fell as investors sought out more...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Prius gets sound option to protect pedestrians

TOKYO – Toyota’s Prius hybrid is becoming a little less quiet with a new electronic humming device that is the automaker’s answer to complaints that pedestrians can’t hear the top-selling car...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fishing legacy fades from New England

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Mike Secondo remembers the days when Plymouth’s docks outshone its rock.Tourists swarmed the town pier in the 1970s and ’80s, snapping pictures and bantering with commercial...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

GM stock may tempt brave despite poor economy

NEW YORK – Would you buy stock in a company that has hemorrhaged tens of billions of dollars for years and run through three bosses in quick succession just because it’s turned a profit for a few...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Diaz tops list of riskiest searches

SAN FRANCISCO – If you’re looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out!The movie stars top the latest list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online,...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Gold thefts prompt police to monitor sellers

MILWAUKEE – Law enforcement and local governments are scrambling to shut down a shadow industry that has grown up around the booming cash-for-gold business nationwide: Thieves are snatching...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Feds start talks about mortgages

WASHINGTON – Talk of shrinking the government’s involvement in the mortgage market is growing. Just don’t expect action any time soon.A conference Tuesday at the Treasury Department is the first of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Heat brings early harvests in New England, Midwest

BOSTON – Warm weather has many fruits and vegetables ripening early this year, and on some farms, fall crops will be ready well before Labor Day.Early apples already are ripe for picking in the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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