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Crews begin demolition of Packard plant in Detroit

October 18, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

The Packard Plant is seen in Detroit, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, more than 50 years after the last car was produced there. A developer from Peru bid $405,000 for the property during a tax foreclosure auction last year. Fernando Palazuelo hopes to breathe new life into the 40 blighted acres with homes, retail, offices, recreation [&hellip...

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Colorado ski season starts with A-Basin opening

October 18, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo provided by Colorado Ski Country USA, a skier enjoys the slopes at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Friday, Oct 17, 2014, in Keystone, Colo., the first ski area in the United States to open for the season. (AP Photo/ Colorado Ski Country USA, Jack...

Judge mulls tossing lawsuit by Sterling mistress

October 18, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, Shelly Sterling, wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Los Angeles. A judge who was on the verge of allowing a defamation suit by...

HBO Go-ing away from cable, will stand on its own

October 16, 2014 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This file publicity image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in a scene from “Game of Thrones.” HBO plans to offer a stand-alone version of its popular video-streaming service, CEO Richard Plepler said at an...

Google tries to upstage Apple with latest devices

October 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

This product image provided by Google shows the Nexus 9 tablet. Google unveiled its latest tablet Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in an apparent effort to upstage Apple’s anticipated update of its trend-setting iPad. (AP Photo/Google) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Big battery to back up power for Washington town

October 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2012, file photo, workers on a crew for Puget Sound Energy move a new power pole into place to replace one that fell down after a tree covered in ice fell on a transmission line near a substation in Olympia, Wash. Puget Sound...

American Express tops 3Q net income expectations

October 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 file photo shows the corner of an American Express card in Surfside, Fla. American Express Co., releases quarterly financial results on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) NEW YORK (AP) — American...

China’s Alipay offers mobile wallet for US sites

October 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

ADDS ‘U.S.’ TO NAME OF COMPANY – In this 2013 photo provided by Alibaba, Jingming Li, president and chief architect of Alipay U.S., poses for photos in Santa Clara, Calif. Alipay, the payments unit recently spun off from Chinese e-commerce...

Asian stocks sag as US growth jitters mount

October 16, 2014 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Tokyo, following that fear drove Wall Street to one of its most dramatic, dizzying days in years on Wednesday. Investors fled stocks and poured into bonds as...

Housekeeper’s body found at Grand Traverse Mall

October 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

The roped off section where the Grand Traverse County Sheriff is conducting an ongoing death investigation that forced the closure of Grand Traverse Mall in Traverse City, Mich., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record-Eagle, Pete Rodman) TRAVERSE CITY,...