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Oregon casino plans unveiled ahead of vote

August 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

An old, derelict greyhound racing complex grandstands, shown here in Wood Village, Ore., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, are the site where Clairvest Group, Inc., wants to build a new casino complex. Developers who want to build Oregon’s first non-tribal casino hope to convince voters to approve the gaming center in November.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) WOOD VILLAGE,...

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No contest plea in deadly Hawaii water crash

August 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Tyson Dagley, right, sits with his parents, Alan and Ann Dagley, left, in a Honolulu, courtroom, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Dagley was charged with third-degree negligent homicide in a Hawaii personal watercraft crash that killed a California teen. He plead no...

Isaac heads for Hispaniola, could threaten Florida

August 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Fishermen launch their small wooden boat in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac churned toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday, threatening to strengthen into a hurricane. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) SAN...

Overhaul planned for NYC's South Street Seaport

August 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated artist rendering provided by Global Strategy Group shows the proposed renovations to the interior of New York City’s South Street Seaport. The proposal, which faces a city approval process, includes a glass shopping mall and larger open spaces...

Judge: TVA liable for massive Tenn. coal ash spill

August 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2008 file photo, an aerial view shows homes that were destroyed when a retention pond wall collapsed at the Tennessee Valley Authorities Kingston Fossil Plant in Harriman, Tenn. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Varlan ruled...

Qantas Airways posts $257 million annual loss

August 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce discusses the airline’s full-year financial results in Sydney, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Qantas Airways Ltd. reported a 245 million Australian dollar ($257 million) annual loss in profits on Thursday, hurt by rising fuel prices, a...

USDA, McDonald's suspend slaughterhouse buys

August 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This still image made from video provided by Compassion Over Killing, appears to show workers at a Central California slaughterhouse bungling the slaughter of cows. Federal regulators shut down the slaughterhouse Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, after receiving the...

First lady announces new hiring push for vets

August 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

First Lady Michelle Obama laughs as she talks to two you children at the Holiday Park Gym, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama chose a naval station in the...

HP has $8.9B loss on expected charge for EDS flop

August 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, photo, shows an exterior view of Hewlett Packard Co. headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, Hewlett-Packard Co. said it suffered an $8.9 billion loss during its most recent quarter after taking a previously...

Fed's discussion hints it may take new action soon

August 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks to educators in the board room of the Federal Reserve in Washington. Federal Reserve officials spoke with increased urgency Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at their last...