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Organic pasta maker Annie's shares soar in debut

March 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated product illustration provided by Haberman shows boxes of Annie’s pasta. Investors are gobbling up shares of pasta maker Annie’s Inc., the latest sign of the pull of natural and organic foods for consumers. The initial public offering raised $95 million, with 5 million shares pricing at $19 late Tuesday, March 27, 2012. (AP [&hellip...

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NY fight over Astor's estate ends; millions freed

March 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 1, 1997 file photo, the late socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor is seen at the Merchant’s House Museum in New York. The long dispute over the estate of socialite philanthropist Brooke Astor ended Wednesday, March 28, 2012...

JetBlue captain grew increasingly erratic on plane

March 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A single-engine airplane owned by JetBlue captain Clayton Osbon is seen in Savannah, Ga. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Passengers aboard an early morning flight from New York bound for Las Vegas first noticed something wrong when Osbon came out of the...

DSK attys press immunity claim at NY suit hearing

March 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Douglas McKeon presides in the case of the status of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Bronx state Supreme Court in New York, Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers tried to persuade a judge Wednesday to throw out a hotel maid’s lawsuit against...

Tenn. House OKs expansion of business cash grants

March 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Rep. Tim Wirgau sits at his desk in the House chamber in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, after the chamber passed his bill to expand the state’s cash grant program for economic development. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)...

Court appears split by ideology over health care

March 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Supporters of health care reform rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Cyclists warned to steer clear of ND's oil patch

March 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 23, 2012, photo semi-trucks drive north on Highway 85 south of Williston, N.D. Touring bicyclists wanting to retrace the path of explorers Lewis and Clark or pedal through the northern tier of the U.S. are being warned to steer clear of...

Summary Box: Spain likes its vision of 'Sin City'

March 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Tuesday March 20, 2012 photo a man walks through one of the possible sites for the EuroVegas project, on the outskirts of Madrid. Madrid and Barcelona are both vying to woo Adelson and the $22 billion he wants to invest to erect...

Feds: Calif. nuke plant to remain shut for probe

March 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This file photo taken June 30, 2011, shows beach-goers walking on the sand near the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente, Calif. Federal regulators are sending a special team to investigate the San Onofre nuclear power plant after tubes...

Small group begins push to finish Va budget

March 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Del. T. Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg, left, a doctor, checks out a thumb injury on Del. S. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, center, as Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Prince William, right, looks on during the floor session of the Virginia House of Delegates at the State...