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Nordstrom raises annual profit forecast

August 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, a customer walks out of Nordstrom in the Canoga Park section of Los Angeles. Nordstrom Inc. reports quarterly financial results Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 after the market close. Nordstrom is reporting an 11 percent decline in second-quarter net income, as results were affected by the timing [&hellip...

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Wendy's transformation push starts to take hold

August 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo provided by Wendy’s Co. shows the interior of a remodeled restaurant. The Wendy’s Co.’s push to transform itself as a higher-end hamburger chain is showing early signs of taking hold. The Dublin, Ohio-based...

US economic outlook brightens on jobs, trade data

August 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, July 13, 2012, photo, a container ship from China is offloaded at Massport’s Conley Terminal in the port of Boston. The U.S. trade deficit fell to its lowest level in 18 months in June, pushed down by a steep drop in oil imports and a...

Google fined $22.5M for latest privacy breakdown

August 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this his June 27, 2012 photo, Vic Gundotra, Google Senior Vice President of Engineering, talks about Google Plus at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. On Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced a record fine to settle a case...

In Swiss city, global anarchists reject gov't debt

August 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A man plays guitar while other people have lunch during the International Anarchists’ Meeting in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug, 8, 2012. Hundreds of anarchists from around the world have converged in the Jura mountains of western Switzerland,...

Wis. boy, 17, is the fastest texter in America

August 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by LG, Austin Wiershcke, of Rhinelander, Wis., poses with his ceremonial $50,000 check after winning the LG U.S. National Texting Championship for the second year in a row Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 in New York’s Times Square. (AP...

Ernesto crosses Yucatan, regains some power

August 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People survey the damage caused by Hurricane Ernesto after it made landfall overnight in Mahahual, near Chetumal, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Israel Leal) CHETUMAL, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Ernesto spun across Mexico’s Yucatan...

No one injured in Megabus fire on Georgia highway

August 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A Hart County firefighter breaks the glass of a first level window on a Megabus charter bus after it caught fire on northbound Interstate 85 near the Georgia and South Carolina border in Lavonia, Ga. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Chicago-based Megabus said...

Modern-day maquiladora town becoming reality

August 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Miguel Angel Torres, who sells water and sodas at the Mexican Side of the Santa Teresa Border Crossing looks across to the FoxConn factory, Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in Juarez, Mexico. Once a small, dusty border, Santa Teresa town is experiencing a boom thanks...

Admiral confident in Coast Guard Arctic readiness

August 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, right, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. She appeared with U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, left, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, middle. Napolitano visited...