business and finance

New rules slow drilling pace in Gulf

The drilling moratorium enacted after the BP oil spill applies only to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Yet energy exploration in the Gulf’s shallow waters has come to a virtual standstill as drillers...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Economy spurs business

Uncertainty about the future remains for many potential small-business investors, but the still-depressed economy can be a golden opportunity for someone with a good idea and a prudent business...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Document charts Cuba’s path to economic reform

HAVANA – An internal Communist Party document envisions a radically revamped Cuban economy, with a new tax code, freshly legalized private cooperatives and a state payroll no longer shackled by the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks break four-day winning streak

NEW YORK – A September stock rally faltered Tuesday as worries returned about Europe’s economy.The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index both closed with slight losses,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Health-care fight looms if GOP wins

WASHINGTON – If you thought passing the health-care overhaul was messy, wait until Republicans try to repeal it if they regain power this fall.It could come down to who blinks first, with some...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cubs, economy hurt Wrigley rooftops

CHICAGO – The crowded rooftop bleachers overlooking Wrigley Field stand as proof that no matter how badly the Chicago Cubs played, the ballpark simply was not big enough to hold everyone who wanted...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Tractor upgrades reduce farm deaths from rollovers

Dairy farmer Anthony Marco was compressing a long row of chopped hay beneath his tractor two weeks ago, preparing it as winter feed for his cows, when the 4-ton machine suddenly toppled over as he...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Gates, Buffett to sell philanthropy, giving to China’s wealthiest

BEIJING – Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett plan to sell the art of giving to China’s super rich in a visit later this month that’s already sparked some...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall as worries about European debt return

NEW YORK – Stocks closed lower Tuesday after new worries about Europe’s debt problems. Treasury prices rose, and gold settled at a new high as investors sought out safe assets.U.S. stocks followed...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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