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No more mail at your door? Delivery changes eyed

July 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 5, 2011 file photo shows letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moving boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery at a post office in Seattle. Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It’s about as American as apple pie. But with the Postal Service facing billions of [&hellip...

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Las Vegas Sands posts underwhelming profit for 2Q

July 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (1)

FILE – In this May 25, 2012 file photo, Sands Casino complex is lit up in Macau. Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s success continued in Macau helping net income more than double in the second quarter of 2013. But growth was tepid Las Vegas, and Wall Street...

Dell’s founder boosts offer to buy the company

July 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, March 26, 2009 file photo, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Inc., reacts to a question during a news conference in Beijing. A group led by Dell’s founder raised its offer for the struggling computer maker on...

Report: Economic concerns drive college choices

July 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – Prospective students and their parents tour Georgetown University’s campus in Washington, in this Wednesday, July 10, 2013, file photo. Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional...

Apple’s 3Q earnings sag, but top Street estimates

July 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, June 10, 2013 file photo, people wait for the doors to open for the start of the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Apple reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 (AP...

Discover Financial’s profit jumps 13 pct in 2Q

July 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- This Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, file photo shows a Discover logo in the window at the entrance of a shop in Cambridge, Mass. Discover Financial Services reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) An increase in...

AT&T revenue up, profit down as costs rise in 2Q

July 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 20, 2011, file photo, a customer enters an AT&T store in Santa Monica, Calif. AT&T reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) The surge in tablet usage, a trade-in promotion...

Univision cancels talk show hosted by ‘Piolin’

July 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2008 file photo, Mexican-American radio personality Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo records his show “Piolin por la Manana” at a radio studio in Glendale, Calif. Univision Radio Network’s nationally syndicated...

Stock market ends mixed after uneven earnings news

July 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, July 22, 2013, photo, Specialist Douglas Johnson is reflected in a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A mix of good and bad earnings reports from big companies kept the stock market treading water in early trading...

True-crime writer Ann Rule sues Seattle newspaper

July 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – This July 2004 file photo shows true-crime author Ann Rule, near the Green River outside Seattle, Wash. Rule is suing a weekly Seattle newspaper, claiming she was defamed by a 2011 article written by the fiance of a convicted killer. (AP...