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Netflix CEO to step down from Microsoft’s board

October 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, file photo, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gestures during the Facebook f/8 conference in San Francisco. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, that he is stepping down from Microsoft’s board of directors next month. Hastings says he will end his five-and-half-year stint on the software...

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NBC regroups under Comcast with new cuts, spending

October 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo released by NBC shows Tina Fey, left, and Alec Baldwin on the set of their comedy series “30 Rock,” in New York. As NBC’s new owner Comcast Corp., makes changes to reboot the fourth-place network, Baldwin has tweeted...

Video gambling goes live at 65 Ill. bars, eateries

October 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Jeff Glover, day manager of Chino’s Pizzeria sits before the restaurant’s new legal video gaming machines Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Justice, Ill. Video gaming went live in 65 Illinois bars and restaurants on Tuesday, more than three years after...

Lengthy review possible at damaged Cal nuke plant

October 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sunday, June 17, 2012 file photo, Elmo Collins, regional administrator of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, speaks during an interview in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. The NRC is holding a public meeting to discuss the state of the San...

Alaska Airlines: Operations returning to normal

October 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

James Cotter, left, and Andrew Ward of Integrated Logic wait to check in for a flight to Bethel as an Alaska Airlines computer problem delayed flights across its 64-airport network on the West Coast and in Mexico and Canada Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at Ted Stevens...

Oil prices fall after warning from World Bank

October 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, photo, workers count the small currency notes from bus fares at the accounting center of a bus company in Rizhao city in east China’s Shandong province. A strong warning from the World Bank that growth in Asia may...

Re-elected Chavez faces likely economic reckoning

October 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez greets his supporters from the Miraflores presidential palace balcony in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Sunday, surviving his closest race...

Eurogroup chief: Lenders, Greece should agree soon

October 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras , left, talks with International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, during the Eurogroup meeting, in Luxembourg, Monday Oct. 8, 2012. Finance ministers from the nations sharing the euro currency assess...

China art auctioneers face off with foreign rivals

October 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Staff members listen to collectors’ offers on the phone during the autumn sale of China Guardian Auctions Co., in Hong Kong Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Chinese and international auction houses are encroaching on each other’s territory in Hong Kong and...

YouTube takes original programming venture abroad

October 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- This Dec.31, 2008 file photo taken through a magnifying glass shows a video of German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivering her New Year’s speech beside the Youtube channel of the German government. YouTube announced Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, that it is...