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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) — Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to [&hellip...

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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,...

SC Johnson regains Frank Lloyd Wright desk, chair

October 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Friday, April 18, 2014 file photo shows an original desk and a three-legged chair designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for workers at the SC Johnson Administration Building in Racine, Wis. A desk and chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright...

CSX 3Q profit rises 12 percent, tops estimates

October 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this March 21, 2014 picture, CSX hopper cars sit in a yard in Baltimore. CSX reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX Corp. (CSX) on Tuesday said its third-quarter profit grew 12...

Ailing global economy could lead Fed to delay hike

October 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, containers are piled up at the Duisburg harbour, Germany. Just as the U.S. job market has finally strengthened, the Federal Reserve now has to confront a new worry: A sputtering global economy that’s spooked...

Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

October 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Facebook worker waits for friends to arrive outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook and Apple, long known for cushy perks such as free meals, laundry service and massages, are among some...