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UConn is expanding its unusual puppet arts program

November 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 29, 2013 photo, Bart Roccoberton Jr., director of the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts Program, stands in the school’s workshop in Storrs, Conn. UConn is one of two schools in the nation to offer degrees in puppetry. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb) STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Tim Lagasse knows how to get to Sesame [&hellip...

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Volatile prices at gas pumps give drivers whiplash

November 2, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Gas prices dropped to $3.17 at a Speedway station in Kokomo, Ind., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error. (AP...

New quality complaints about Lululemon pants

November 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, file photo, a woman walks past the Lululemon Athletica store at Union Square in New York. Just a few months after Lululemon pulled yoga pants from shelves because they were too sheer, costing them million in...

Red Sox will shave beards for promotion

November 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz applauds after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of baseball’s World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) BOSTON (AP) —...

Thousands of fliers delayed after LAX shooting

November 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

People exit Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. A man pulled a rifle from a bag and shot his way past a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing one Transportation Security Administration...

Berkshire Hathaway’s profit jumps 29 percent

November 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, May 6, 2013, file photo, Warren Buffett smiles during an interview with Liz Claman of the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb. The Berkshire Hathaway company reports quarterly earnings on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati...

Stocks start November on a positive note

November 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2013, file photo, Trader Jeffrey Vazquez works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures are heading lower after U.S. policy makers said they would maintain a massive economic stimulus program. (AP Photo/Richard...

Shutdown slows _ but doesn’t halt _ US car demand

November 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Chevy trucks line the lot of a dealer in Murrysville, Pa. Chrysler says its October U.S. sales rose 11 percent from a year ago, a sign that the auto industry recovered from a slow September. All...

Compact crossover SUV sales booming in US

November 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 photo, Kirk Schneider, who owns Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City, stands by a Subaru Forester at his dealership, in Salt Lake City. Subaru introduced the reworked Forester in the spring. It’s bigger inside and gets better gas...

APNewsBreak: Feds looking into SD beef plant

October 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this April 2, 2012 file photo construction employees continue work inside the Northern Beef Packers processing plant, in Aberdeen, S.D. Federal authorities are investigating the finances of an idled beef plant and a federal immigration program that...

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