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Column: NASCAR is just one long Ricky Bobby movie

October 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Pit crew members work on the car of Kurt Busch during practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Give NASCAR this: When it comes to pursuing the almighty sponsorship dollar, there is absolutely no shame. There was once a team backed by a [&hellip...

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Trial wraps up over estimates of BP oil spill

October 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this July 11, 2010, file photo, provided by BP, workers onboard the Transocean Discoverer Inspiration deploy the 3 Ram Capping Stack to the Deepwater Horizon BOP in the Gulf of Mexico. Experts for BP and the federal government used the data from the...

GE shows improvement despite lower 3Q profit

October 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, July 15, 2013 photo, a General Electric washer is on display at a Home Depot in Pittsburgh. General Electric reports quarterly earnings on Friday, Oct. 18. 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co....

Season of uncertainty for stores

October 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2012 file photo, Shopper Roxanna Garcia, middle, waits in line to pay for her over a $1000.00 gifts at the Target store in Burbank, Calif. Now that the U.S. has averted a default on its debt that could have sent the economy into...

Google stock crosses $1,000 mark after earnings

October 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this , Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, the Chrome logo is displayed at a Google event in New York. Google reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s stock surpassed...

New runway to start easing delays at O’Hare

October 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino, right, and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, applaud as a jet lands on Runway 10C-28C at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in...

‘Solar battery’ gets tryout in Fairbanks building

October 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Patrick Mailloux, Cold Climate Housing Research Center building operations assistant, removes a valve from a 25,000 gal. tank Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, 2013, outside the center in Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sam Harrel)...

Union Pacific 3Q profit rises 10 percent over 2012

October 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A Union Pacific locomotive with passenger cars in tow is parked in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Union Pacific says its third-quarter profit rose 10 percent as higher shipping rates helped the railroad offset flat volume overall and last month’s...

Canada PM arrives in Brussels to conclude EU deal

October 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper waves as he departs for Europe on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in Ottawa. Harper planned to travel to Brussels on Thursday to conclude a free trade deal with the European Union. An EU official said the European Union and...

AP PHOTOS: Yosemite reopens after shutdown

October 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Tourists Andy and Susan Holmes, of England, shop in the Village Store at Yosemite National Park, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. The park reopened Wednesday night with the end of the 16-day partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian) YOSEMITE...