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Small Talk: Still no boom in lending to small biz

April 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 3, 2012, Kathryn Petty, President of Sir Aubrey’s White Lion Tea poses Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at her company’s headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dan Mitchell has borrowed $3 million in the last year and a half to buy real estate and equipment to expand his brewery, [&hellip...

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Why should you get your air ducts cleaned?

April 4, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

You can tell if your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system needs cleaning by one of two easy ways. To inspect your air ducts, first, with a screwdriver, remove a floor or wall register. Then, 1) Use a small mirror and flashlight      -or-...

2 Palau police, US pilot vanish during boat search

April 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Saturday, June 13, 2009 file photo, Palau President Johnson Toribiong talks with a reporter during an interview with the Associated Press in Palau. A Cessna carrying an American pilot and two Palau police officers that was dispatched to...

Burger King to go public again on NYSE

April 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 28, 2012 photo, Jenny Vega orders food at a Burger King restaurant in Miami. Burger King launches 10 menu items including smoothies, frappes, specialty salads and snack wraps in a star-studded TV ad campaign. It’s the biggest menu...

1940 US census viewable online after near freeze

April 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This screen grab taken on Monday, April 2, 2012, shows the page for the 1940 Census on the National Archives website. Interest in the newly released 1940 U.S. census is so great that the government website with the information was nearly paralyzed on Monday,...

Citrus quarantine in place in Hacienda Heights

April 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This trap placed in a tree has collected a large variety of insects at a home next door to the first tree found to be infested with the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), in the front yard of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Hacienda Heights, Calif.,...

Facebook focus guides Google CEO's 1st year on job

April 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 8, 2010 file photo, Google co-founder Larry Page arrives to a morning session at the annual Allen & Co. media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho. When he replaced his mentor Eric Schmidt as Google’s CEO, Larry Page knew he had to be...

Burger King ad with Blige stirs criticism

April 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2012 file photo, singer Mary J. Blige arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. A criticized Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige singing about chicken has been pulled, but the fast-food chain is...

Wary of activist court, Obama defends health law

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, not seen, Monday, April 2, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)...

Locked-out American Crystal workers alter plans

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A pro-labor sign is posted outside the entrance of the American Crystal Sugar Co. plant in Moorhead, Minn., Monday, April 2, 2012. About 1,300 employees in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa have been locked out since Aug. 1, after union workers rejected a...