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Ramsey: Keep options open on Tenn. health exchange

November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey attends a State Building Commission meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The Blountville Republican told reporters afterward that he expects Gov. Bill Haslam to decide to keep the Tennessee’s options open about whether to create a state-run health insurance exchange, or to have the federal government...

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GOP-led states start warming up to health care law

November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This June 28, 2012 file photo shows Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee, Fla. From the South to the heartland, cracks are appearing in the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama’s health care law. One of the...

Gap raises outlook after stronger 3rd quarter

November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this May 14, 2012 photo, shoppers walk by the GAP store at a shopping mall in Peabody, Mass. Gap Inc. announced Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, it is raising its outlook for the year after its third-quarter net income rose 60 percent from a year ago. (AP...

Target upbeat about holidays after 3Q climbs

November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, file photo, shoppers at a Target store in Chicago check the receipts of their purchases. Target’s third-quarter net income climbed 15 percent, helped by a gain related to the pending sale of its credit-card...

Computer problems at United delay travelers

November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

United Airlines passengers look at the flight schedule displays at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Passengers in several cities say a massive computer outage has stranded United passengers at airports across the...

Drought forces Midwest firm to ponder drier future

November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sept. 12, 2012 photo, Brad Crookshank, wastewater superintendent for the Archer Daniels Midland company corn processing plant talks about the plant’s water needs in Decatur, Ill. in front of the facility’s water cooling towers. At the...

Hostess says liquidation decision expected Friday

November 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A Hostess Wonder Bread truck is shown in front of the Utah Hostess plant in Ogden, Utah, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Hostess Brands Inc. is warning striking employees that it will move to liquidate the company if plant operations don’t return to normal...

China’s new leadership faces obstacles to rule

November 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A People’s Liberation Army officer walks down stairs with a document holder inside the Great Hall of the People where the closing ceremony for the 18th Communist Party Congress is held in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. President Hu Jintao stepped...

Calif. panel rejects quake study near nuke plant

November 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Environmentalist Jim Brown, right, uses a bear’s inability to speak to exemplify “animals rights,” as he addresses the California Coastal Commission meeting in Santa Monica, Calif. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The California Coastal Commission...

Software founder McAfee denies killing neighbor

November 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday Nov. 8, 2012 photo software company founder John McAfee speaks at the official presentation of equipment ceremony that took place at the San Pedro Police Station in Ambergris Caye, Belize. McAfee, 67, has been identified as a “person of...