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Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook on shopper worries

August 16, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

This July 12, 2013, photo, shows a Wal-Mart, in Bristol, Pa. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, said the weak global economy continues to batter its low-income shoppers. The chain on Thursday cut its annual...

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Family names employer of US couple held in Qatar

August 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the David House Agency shows Matthew, right, and Grace Huang, left, with two of their adopted children, Gloria, center left, and one of their two sons. The couple has been jailed in Qatar on a charge of murder with intent and is...

UPS jet crashes near Birmingham airport, 2 dead

August 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Robert Sumwalt, a board member with the National Transportation and Safety Board, speaks at a press conference after a UPS cargo plane crashed at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. The jet...

Deere 3Q tops views, but 4Q sales worry investors

August 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 2, 2012 file photo, Derek Long uses a John Deere tractor to disk and cultivate a field in preparation for planting corn in Loami, Ill. John Deere & Co. reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. . (AP Photo/Seth...

Uncertainty awaits airline industry without merger

August 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 2, 2013, file photo, an American Airlines jet passes the Washington Monument as it lands at Ronald Reagan National Airport, in Washington, D.C. The merger between American Airlines and US Airways was supposed to cement...

Eurozone’s longest-ever recession comes to an end

August 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A man runs past containers placed at Lisbon’s Santa Apolonia port, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, said the 17 EU countries that use the euro saw their collective economic output increase by 0.3 percent...

Google Maps Camera-toting teams map Fla. beaches

August 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken July 30, 2013, and made available by Visit Florida, Chris Officer carries a Google street view camera as he walks recording St. George Island beach in the Florida Panhandle. Visit Florida, the state’s tourism agency, partnered with...

Stocks slump on Wall Street; Macy’s drops

August 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Good news from two of Europe’s biggest economies failed to shake global stock markets out of their lethargy Wednesday Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)...

Wholesale prices unchanged in July

August 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, a covered vehicle sits in part of the new paint shop at Chrysler’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The Commerce Department reports on wholesale prices for July on...

Stock market ekes out small gains; Apple climbs

August 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 31, 2013, file photo, trader Michael Urkonis works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Hopes over the European economy coupled with a strong bounce-back in Japan’s Nikkei stock index shored up markets...