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Getting to know you: Obama, Xi start relationship

February 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden host a lunch for Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — The man destined to be China’s next leader won an extraordinary welcome across Washington on Tuesday, a finely scripted...

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American Airlines workers protest job, pay cuts

February 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Some of nearly 300 flight attendants, mechanics and ground crew workers protest American Airlines’ restructuring plan that would layoff 13,000 employees, terminate pensions and shut down its Alliance Fort Worth maintenance facility, Tuesday, Feb. 14,...

Zynga posts 4Q net loss on IPO-related stock costs

February 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, “Farmville,” by Zynga is shown on an electronic billboard at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. Zynga Inc., releases quarterly financial results Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, after the market close. (AP...

Tascosa Office Machines: since 2004, your local authorized Canon and Sharp dealer – and your best source for office supplies

February 14, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The professional staff at Tascosa Office Machines includes (left to right;) Tracy Cooper, Admin. Asst.; Chris Young, Office Mgr.; Troy Hunter, Tech; Del Carmona, Sales Manager; and Mike Cooper, Tech. (Mike Molgaard, Carlsbad Tech. is not shown.) Give Tascosa...

Luxury fashion world tweaking its style for Gen Y

February 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury fashion still caters to movie stars, high-powered businesswomen and ladies who lunch, but designers are...

BC-US–Google-Motorola Mobility,9th Ld-Writethru

February 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2012 file photo, industry affiliates examine various apps on Motorola tablets during the 2012 International CES tradeshow, in Las Vegas. The EU’s antitrust watchdog has approved Google’s $12.5 billion takeover of cell...

Judge sets trial for suit over polluted Nev. mine

February 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Sept. 29, 2011 photo shows mine tailings of the old Anaconda Copper Mine being drilled for sampling near Yerington, Nev. The mine’s neighbors didn’t learn until about eight years ago that Anaconda officials had known as early as the 1970s that a...

Greece faces further obstacles in bailout deal

February 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

An employee of the Greek Stock Exchange passes past charts with stock prices, indicating gains, in Athens, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. World stock markets rose Monday after Greece’s parliament approved a new set of austerity measures that were required by...

Boeing says it's frustrated with Dreamliner glitch

February 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Two ground staff members look at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on static display, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. The company’s newest jetliner is here for the Singapore Airshow 2012 as part of their ‘Dream Tour 2011-2012.’ (AP Photo/Bryan van der Beek)...

RI city takes on Brown U. in town-gown money clash

February 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 10, 2012 photo, a group of 16 Brown University students supporting the position that their school needs to sacrifice more financially to support the city of Providence, hold an informational protest on the Brown campus in Providence, RI. As a...