business and finance

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

N.M. chile seeds preserved in global vault

SANTA FE (AP) – Seeds from a spicy little red chile grown for generations at Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, N.M., have traveled a long way in the last 20 years – to Arizona, Colorado and now to a “doomsday”...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rise on economic reports

NEW YORK – Investors regained some enthusiasm for stocks Tuesday, sending prices sharply higher after reports showed a slight improvement in the housing market and a big jump in industrial...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Colo. wheat harvest may hit $562M

DENVER – Colorado has another above-average winter wheat harvest this year, with what’s projected to be a record-setting average yield, according to a forecast Thursday from the U.S. Department of...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

How did the friendly skies get so unfriendly?

NEW YORK – Robb Dougherty, a Texas hairstylist, used to be a frequent flier on the Lubbock to San Antonio route. But he couldn’t stand the nasty travelers he’d constantly encounter – people who...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Elvis Week hits stride amid buyout talks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Elvis Presley is in play.CKx Inc., owner of the “American Idol” television program and 85 percent of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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