Website sponsors gambling on grades

LAS VEGAS – Think you’re going to ace freshman year? Want to put money on that?A website called Ultrinsic is taking wagers on grades from students at 36 colleges nationwide starting this month.Just...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Utah cookie bakery finds Doughboy packs a punch

MINNEAPOLIS – A tiny Salt Lake City cookie bakery has discovered the giggly Pillsbury Doughboy can pack quite a punch.Tami Cromar, owner of My Dough Girl, agreed to find a new name for her...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed takes small steps to recovery

WASHINGTON – More worried about the strength of the economic recovery, the Federal Reserve took a small step Tuesday to give it a boost.Wrapping up a one-day meeting, the Fed said it will use the...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks cut losses on Fed’s economic stimulus plans

NEW YORK – The stock market had a half-hearted comeback Tuesday after the Federal Reserve announced it would take small steps to stimulate the economy.The Dow Jones industrial average, down about...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks rise as investors await decisions from Fed’s meeting

NEW YORK – Investors are getting optimistic that the Federal Reserve will restart some of its economic stimulus programs.Stocks closed moderately higher Monday, a sign that many investors expect...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

As BP plugs well, other spill cos. see a rebound

DENVER – With BP at a turning point in the Gulf oil spill, other companies with a role in the crisis are seeing their fortunes improve, even as they wait to see how the legal and financial costs...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates hit low of 4.49%

WASHINGTON – Mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level in decades for the sixth time in seven weeks, offering the most attractive opportunity for those who qualify to refinance or purchase a...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Harleys’ roar may leave Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – It’s the roar that made Milwaukee famous – the distinctive throaty rumble of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But that much-loved racket could be rumbling away to another state if the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Scandal may hurt Armstrong foundation

NEW YORK – Lance Armstrong has overcome cancer, rival cyclists and nagging allegations of doping to become one of the world’s best-paid athletes and a sought-after pitchman.He’s also turned the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Pending home sales sink 2.6 percent in June

WASHINGTON – The number of buyers who signed contracts to purchase homes dropped in June, as the weak economy and tight lending standards kept consumers away from the housing market.The National...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez graduate brings home bacon

At 18 years old, Rachelle Moore is a businesswoman.In fact, Moore is so good at what she does that she has been recognized for her entrepreneurial skills, taking first place in the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall after weak earnings

NEW YORK (AP) – The stock market put its big rally on hold Tuesday after disappointing earnings and economic reports reminded investors of the obstacles still facing the economy.The Dow Jones...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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