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France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

September 14, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 20, 2010 file photo, a person uses Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif. Netflix is tapping into six new markets on Monday hoping to gain hundred thousand new subscribers and balance out the billions spent on entertainment content each year. Their presence is welcome in most European countries, but in France [&hellip...

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US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 4, 2014 file photo, a monument to Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko is silhouetted against an apartment building with a sign advertising Russia’s natural gas giant Gazprom, in Moscow, Russia. Unsatisfied with a...

Recalls this week: smoke alarms, generators

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

This combination made with undated image provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms, from left, model i12010S; model i12010SCO; and model KN-COSM-IBA. The alarms are being...

Pia Zadora badly hurt after Vegas golf cart fall

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 1982 file photo, actress Pia Zadora poses with Timothy Hutton, after her award received for being the new motion picture star of the year, during the 39th annual Golden Globes presentations, in Los Angeles. Zadora was...

Problems seen with new Argentine debt payment law

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

A man walks by a banner that reads in Spanish “Argentina or vulture funds” outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Congress is expected to vote on a bill, that if approved, would allow the Argentine government to...

Large number of salmon return to Columbia River

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

A fall Chinook salmon is shown after it was caught on the Columbia River near Desert Aire, Wash., Sept. 8, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of salmon are making their way from the ocean up the Columbia River this month, a windfall for salmon eaters and tribal and...

San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Cab driver Martin Salami looks down as he talks about new ordinances facing drivers at a depot near the airport Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in San Diego. Airport inspectors are judging how taxi drivers smell, a practice that some drivers say may lead to...

Museum to put 3 O’Keeffe paintings up for auction

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE-This April 8, 2010 file photo shows visitors walk to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The museum said Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, it will sell three works by the American modernist painter to benefit its acquisitions fund. Going on the...

Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell speaks at the Justice Department’s Health Care Fraud Training Conference at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Working to combat...

Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall

September 12, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Asian stocks erased gains and European markets were lower Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 as investors tried to second guess the Federal...