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Gates, Buffett again top Forbes’ billionaires list

September 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This June 26, 2012 image provided by Forbes, and the pull-out cover for the magazine’s Sept. 21 issue shows from left to right: Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Pete Petersen, Leon Black, Jon Bon Jovi (seated on the ground), Marc Benioff, David Rubenstein, Steve Case, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Marc Andreessen posing for a...

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Alaskans to get $878 in yearly oil wealth payout

September 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Sean Irvin browses phones at a Best Buy store Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. It’s one of the ways Irvin plans to spend his yearly Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, whose amount was being announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rachel D’Oro)...

26 killed in Mexico pipeline fire near US border

September 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

First responders treat a man after an explosion ripped through a gas pipeline distribution center in Reynosa, Mexico near Mexico’s border with the United States, Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012. Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, also...

Philippines deports 279 Taiwanese in online fraud

September 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Taiwanese, suspected of being members of a fraud syndicate, wave from the window of their bus as they arrive at Manila’s International Airport, Philippines early Wednesday Sept. 19, 2012. About 279 Taiwanese were deported following their arrest for...

Olympic medalist’s latest setback is bankruptcy

September 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2000, file photo, USA’s Rulon Gardner waves the American flag following his gold medal win against three-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Kareline, of Russia, in the Greco-Roman 130 kg final wrestling match at the...

Striking SA miners sign deal to end 5-week strike

September 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Miners sing and dance whilst holding South African bank notes in Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Striking miners have accepted a company offer of a 22% overall pay increase to end more than five weeks of crippling...

Sesame Street’s next chapter: Elmo talks back

September 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sept. 5, 2012, photo, from left, Zoe Shyba, 3, and Aidan Lain, 7, play “Kinect Sesame Street TV” at the Sesame Street Workshop in New York. “Kinect Sesame Street TV”, launching Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, uses Kinect, a motion and...

Mulberry, Illincic wrap up London Fashion Week

September 19, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

A model on the catwalk during the Roksanda Ilincic spring/summer 2013 London Fashion Week show, at the Savoy Hotel in central London Tuesday Sept. 18, 2012.(AP Photo/ Yui Mok/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE LONDON (AP) — The models have packed...

See Killgo’s for expert brake work, ‘alinements’ and parts

September 18, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Harold “Hugo” Killgo checks the camber and caster on a pickup during an alinement. Harold “Hugo” Killgo has specialized in brake and front-end work for fifty-two years. Killgo’s Brake and Alinement, 1508 West Second St., is the place to go...

Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling suffers setback

September 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Arctic Challenger is at the Port of Bellingham International Dock Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Bellingham, Wa. Safety equipment that Shell Oil volunteered to put into place for drilling off the coast of Alaska is complicating the company’s quest to reach...