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Asia stocks fall as focus moves to US central bank

August 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

An investor gestures at a private securities company Monday Aug. 19, 2013 in Shanghai, China. Asian stock markets were little changed Monday as traders weighed the consequences of an anticipated phasing out of the U.S. central bank’s unprecedented stimulus program. (AP Photo) BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors braced for the...

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10,000-gallon tank explodes at Pa. plant; 1 dead

August 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This still frame made from NewsChopper 2 video provided by KDKA-TV shows the scene of an explosion at a plant holding fuel tanks at Reynolds Industrial Park in Mercer County, Pa. on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Police and firefighters are responding amid...

Creditors file objections to Detroit bankruptcy

August 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Retirees picket outside federal court in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Judge Steven Rhodes set Monday as the eligibility objection deadline in the bankruptcy petition by Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr. Creditors include bond holders, insurers, banks,...

Obama urges regulators to enact Wall Street rules

August 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 11, 2007 file photo, a Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Three years after President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules, implementation of the law is behind...

CHP: Deadly limo fire due to mechanical problems

August 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Chief Michael Keefe of the Foster City Fire Department, Commander Mike Maskarich of the California Highway Patrol, and San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, and Coroner Robert Foucrault released their three-month investigation into the fatal San...

Kellan Lutz of ‘Twilight’ unveils new fashion line

August 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Actor and designer Kellan Lutz poses with selections from his pre-spring 2014 clothing line Abbot + Main at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Invision/AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — What’s a hulking vampire to...

Munchies from marijuana festival fetch $50 online

August 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A bag is shown as Seattle Police public affairs officers hand out bags of Doritos with a sticker affixed that helps spell out rules for marijuana users during the second day of Seattle’s annual Hempfest. This is the first year for the annual pro-pot...

Man drives car into Calif. tutoring center; 6 hurt

August 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Employees of the Tutoring Club, an after-school academic program, console one another after a car crashed into the building in Fountain Valley, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Police say a 76-year-old man drove his car into the tutoring club, injuring five...

Calif. freeway reopens ahead of schedule

August 19, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A photo released by Orange County Transportation Authority shows work along a 4-mile strip of Interstate 405 in Orange County, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. It expected to reopen earlier than expected Sunday afternoon. (AP Photo/Orange County Transportation...

Despite odds, Calif. city becomes 2 newspaper town

August 19, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Aug. 15, 2013, photo shows new, empty news stands ready to hold copies of the Long Beach Register on Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, Calif. Published by the Orange County Register, the Long Beach Register makes its five-day-a-week debut Monday, Aug. 19....