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Obama sees biggest divide since Johnson-Goldwater

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama greets members of the audience after speaking at a campaign event at the Westin Diplomat Hotel, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday the choice facing voters this November will be as stark as in the milestone 1964 [&hellip...

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Alcoa's surprise 1Q profit could boost Wall Street

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In a July 5, 2011 file photo, stacks of fabricated aluminum are stored at Alcoa’s Fjardaal aluminum smelter in Reydarfjordur, Iceland. Alcoa Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market close Tuesday, April 10, 2012. (AP...

Study: Tax deadline day can be deadly on US roads

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 15, 2010 file photo, a motorist drops off tax return forms before the deadline outside the Pasadena Post office in Pasadena, Calif. Researchers found that deadly auto accidents increase on Tax Day. The traffic death rate on Tax Day,...

Detroit vetting names for financial review board

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Deputy Mayor Kirk Lewis addresses the audience in a forum about what’s next for the city of Detroit under the consent agreement at a NAACP local office in Detroit, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Officials have started reviewing possible candidates for a...

Ship leaves NYC to visit Titanic graves in Canada

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Sharon Lee Willing, from Tucson, Ariz., the great-granddaughter of Titanic passengers Herbert and Carrie Chaffee, boards the Azamara Journey, bound for for Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the Titanic Memorial Cruise, in New York, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Passengers...

Desert Sun Collision Center offers expert frame and body repairs

April 10, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The finished product! The team at Desert Sun Collision Center makes it all work! They are (left to right): Israel, Laurie, Mike, Juan, DeAnna, Daniel and Rickey. Please call 622-4102 for more info.   Been in an accident and need your vehicle repaired?...

SCE&G shows off site for 2 new nuclear reactors

April 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

SCANA President and CEO Kevin Marsh, right, talks to The Shaw Group’s Power Group CEO Clarence Ray, left, during a tour of two nuclear reactors under construction, in Jenkinsville, S.C. on Monday, April 9, 2012. SCANA subsidiary SCE&G and...

Providence's iconic big blue bug gets a makeover

April 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A workman maneuvers near a giant blue termite, an iconic landmark for New England Pest Control, perched on the company’s office in Providence, R.I., Monday, April 9, 2012. The company is renaming itself Big Blue Bug Solutions after its corporate...

Avon hoping to get a makeover with new CEO

April 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung arrives for The Avon Foundation for Women benefit gala at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in New York. Avon Products Inc. says it has tapped one-time Johnson & Johnson executive...

Microsoft deal with AOL part of patent scramble

April 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2008 file photo, a show attendee leaves the AOL booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. AOL Inc. shares surged Monday, April 9, 2012, to their highest level in more than a year after it said it has agreed to...