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A gauge of consumer confidence hits 5-month low

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 photo, a person exits a business with a “Closing Sale” sign, in Philadelphia. Confidence among U.S. consumers has sunk to its lowest point since July, according to a monthly index released Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index for December fell to 72.9, [&hellip...

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

December 21, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Killgo’s Brake and Alinement, 1508 West Second St., is the place to go for brake and front-end work, on a new vehicle or on a classic like this beautiful 1968 Impala. “Hugo” Killgo has specialized in brake and front-end work (shocks, struts,...

Abercrombie: Spending increases for necessities

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Gov. Neil Abercrombie, left, discusses his budget proposals for the next two fiscal years at a news conference with Budget Director Kalbert Young at the state Capitol in Honolulu on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. The governor says spending increases he’s...

Asia stocks fall as US budget negotiations stall

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A man checks the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday, boosted by signs China’s recovery is gaining traction and hopes for a new stimulus in Japan. (AP Photo/Itsuo...

Facebook tests $1 fee for messages to non-friends

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS – FILE – FILE – In this May 18, 2012 file photo provided by Facebook, Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the Nasdaq opening bell from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park,...

All we want for Christmas is our gifts on time!

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, FedEx workers sort packages at the Oakland Regional Sort Facility in Oakland, Calif. A storm bringing heavy winds and snow to much of the Midwest on Thursday, Dec. 20 — the heaviest shipping day of the year —...

Olive Garden owner shifts course to focus on deals

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows a Red Lobster restaurant in Hialeah, Fla. After new ad campaigns touting the quality of its food failed to spark sales, Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster is...

Discover Financial Services 4Q net income rises

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, file photo, a Discover logo is adhered to a window at the entrance of a shop in Cambridge, Mass. Discover Financial Services on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 reported higher earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter, as...

McGrory named Boston Globe editor, replaces Baron

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Brian McGrory addresses staff at The Boston Globe after being named the paper’s new editor Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. McGrory, 51, succeeds Martin Baron, who became editor of the Washington Post last week. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, (Essdras M Suarez)...

Nike 2nd quarter net income falls

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Dec. 16, 2012 photo shows a Nike shoe worn by a St. Louis Rams football player during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings in St. Louis. Strong demand in North America helped Nike post...