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Plans to kill salmon-eating sea lions held again

March 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this April 24, 2008 file photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam in North Bonneville, Wash. Plans to resume killing California sea lions that eat endangered salmon at Bonneville Dam are on hold again. The states of Oregon and Washington had been set Tuesday, March 20, [&hellip...

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Ski area lease dispute has Park City on edge

March 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File-In this Jan.14,2012 file photo skiers make their way up the slopes near uncovered terrain at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah, One of the nation’s premier ski resorts in a state that proclaims to have the “greatest snow on...

Ohio man not jailed for stopping Facebook apology

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, Mark Byron, a local photographer, holds his iPad with a photo of himself and his son, in his studio in Cincinatti, Ohio. Byron, who made comments about his estranged wife on his Facebook page and was...

Oprah Winfrey Network lays off one-fifth of staff

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 14, 2011 publicity image originally released by OWN, TV personality and media mogul Oprah Winfrey presents at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network portion of the Discovery Communications Upfront at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York....

Disney says 'John Carter' to lose $200 million

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this film image released by Disney, Taylor Kitsch is shown in a scene from “John Carter.” The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that it expects to book a loss of $200 million on the movie in the quarter through March. That’s among Hollywood’s...

Chinese hoping ticket out of China is French class

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 photo, Yin Shanshan, center, who plans to study for a Master’s degree in Canada, checks her textbook during a French course of Alliance Francaise, an organization that promotes French language and culture, in Tianjin,...

Occupy Wall Street urges May 1 strike over arrests

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

New York City Council members Jumaane Williams, second left, and Ydanis Rodriguez, center, join Occupy Wall Street protesters to denounce what they say is the NYPD’s excessive use of force against demonstrators, in New York’s Zuccotti Park,...

Starbucks opening Evolution Fresh juice store

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 3, 2012 file photo shows the Starbucks Coffee logo in Mountain View, Calif. Starbucks Corp. is pushing beyond coffee with the opening of its first Evolution Fresh Inc. juice store, the company said Monday, March 19, 2012. ( AP...

Panel says problem schools hurt nation's security

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2010 file photo, outgoing New York City Public Schools Chancellor Joel Klein listens during a news conference at City Hall in New York. The US economic prosperity, global position and physical safety is at risk if America’s...

Lawyers step to plate in NYC Madoff-Mets contest

March 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

NEW YORK (AP) — The trustee recovering money for investors swindled by Bernard Madoff may need a perfect pitch to a jury Monday to force the owners of the New York Mets baseball team to pay up to $303 million to repay victims cheated of billions of dollars...