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Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

July 4, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday July 1, 2015, workers, under ultraviolet light, apply cement to the midsole of the military tested New Balance 950v2 sneaker before the outsole is attached in Boston. New Balance is pressing the Pentagon to buy American-made footwear for the troops instead of sneakers from rival Nike that are made in [&hellip...

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Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations

July 4, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 3, 2015. President Vladimir Putin says the West has sought to split Russian society with its sanctions, but failed to reach its goals. (Alexei...

Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

July 4, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Aug. 8, 2011 file photo shows the entrance to the Humana building in Louisville, Ky. Health insurer Aetna Inc. has made a deal to buy competitor Humana Inc. in a $37 billion deal the companies say would create the second-largest managed care...

Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars

July 4, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 18, 2015 file photo, young partygoers listen to music and smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana festival, in Denver’s downtown Civic Center Park. Saying that weed tourists have nowhere to legally use the pot...

Job market’s new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

July 4, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this June 19, 2015 photo, Mark Flannigan makes a batch of popcorn at the Popcorn Wagon in Pittsfield, Mass. The Popcorn Wagon, owned by Berkshire Bank and operated by Goodwill’s Business 101 program, is used to teach participants the ins-and-outs of...

China stocks plunge as market rout deepens

July 3, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks were little changed and Treasury prices rose Thursday, July 2, 2015, following a solid U.S. jobs report for June. (AP Photo/Richard Drew,...

Reelz rescues Miss USA pageant, dropped by NBC in Trump flap

July 3, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 16, 2013, file photo, Donald Trump, left, and Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady pose onstage after Brady won the 2013 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. The Reelz channel said Thursday, July 2, 2015, it will carry Trump’s Miss USA...

Puerto Rico governor: Creditors should help solve crisis

July 3, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman poses for a photo with a street performer in a Mickey Mouse costume in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the day a 11.5% sales tax goes into effect, the highest of any U.S. state. The island’s administration has been pushing...

Stockton seeks new Showboat buyer, says Straub not serious

July 3, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This July 23, 2014, file photo shows the Showboat Casino Hotel, left, and Revel Casino Hotel, right, in Atlantic City, N.J. shortly before they both shut down. On Thursday July 2, 2015, Stockton University, which owns the Showboat, said Revel...

Ocean City retains title as New Jersey’s most popular beach

July 3, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, March 31, 2015 file photo, Brandon McHale and Becky McNulty, of Ambler. Pa., wait for sunrise on Easter morning in Ocean City, N.J. Ocean City was named New Jersey’s most popular beach on Thursday July 2, 2015, marking the...