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Wynn Resorts buys out biggest stakeholder

February 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This June 17, 2004 file photo shows Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Winn, right, talking with his business partner Kazuo Okada during a Gaming Commission hearing in Carson City, Nev. Wynn Resorts says it forcibly bought back shares from its biggest stakeholder after finding the Japanese tycoon made improper payments to gambling regulators....

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Greek premier rushes to Brussels to secure bailout

February 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The temple of Parthenon is illuminated after the sunset on the top of the Acropolis hill in Athens, Sunday Feb. 19, 2012. The Greek parliament is set to vote on emergency austerity measures next week necessary for a euros130-billion ($170- billion) bailout...

APNewsBreak: FDA to review inhalable caffeine

February 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 still file photo taken from video, students try free samples of AeroShot, an inhalable caffeine packed in a lipstick-sized canister, on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston. The Food and Drug...

French President Sarkozy: not afraid of record

February 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

France’s President and Candidate for the Presidential Election 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, shake hands with supporters, after his speech at a meeting, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Philippe...

Romney cites Olympics success, rivals are leery

February 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2001, file photo Mitt Romney, president of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, announces there are 70,000 additional tickets available for purchase for the 2002 Winter Games during a news conference in Salt Lake City. Romney will...

State investigates cause of Wash.'s refinery blaze

February 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Firefighters spray water at the BP Cherry Point Refinery fire, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 north of Ferndale, Wash. A fire at Washington’s largest oil refinery broke out Friday afternoon, sparking bursts of flames and creating a thick plume of black smoke...

Stella McCartney shakes up fashion show

February 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Barbadian singer Rihanna arrives for the Stella McCartney Winter Eveningwear presentation at a central London venue, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short) LONDON (AP) — Stella McCartney shook up the fashion world Saturday night by using a flash...

Cement heiress and arts patron Fortabat dies at 90

February 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 15, 1989 file photo, is pictured business tycoon Amalia “Amalita” Lacroze de Fortabat in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One of Argentina’s richest women, Fortabat died at her home in Buenos Aires, her family reported...

AP Exclusive: Iran poised for big nuke jump

February 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo released by the Iranian President’s Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right is escorted by technicians during a tour of Tehran’s research reactor centre in northern Tehran, Iran, Wednesday Feb. 15, 2012. In defiant...

NJ programmer freed as NY court orders acquittal

February 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Sergey Aleynikov exits Manhattan federal court Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in New York, The unusually speedy mandate from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan will result in freedom for Aleynikov, who was sentenced in March to more than eight years...