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FACT CHECK: Convention speakers stray from reality

August 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 13, 2012 file photo, Rick Santorum speaks in St. Louis. Santorum was one of Mitt Romney’s toughest foes during the GOP presidential race, but the former Pennsylvania senator plans to help Romney appeal to the party’s conservative base when he addresses the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)...

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TV viewership down from 2008 Republican convention

August 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Patrick Rea recites the Pledge of Allegiance during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) NEW YORK (AP) — The first night of the Republican National...

Utah officials open talks with outdoor trade group

August 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2012 photo, vendors and shop owners attend the Outdoor Retailer show at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Gov. Gary Herbert faces a deadline by the 4,000-member-strong Outdoor Industry Association to signal a...

Yoko Ono, son launch anti-fracking coalition in NY

August 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Yoko Ono appears at a news conference to launch the coalition of artists opposing hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 in New York. The formation of the group, called Artists Against Fracking, comes as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo decides whether to...

Fiesta is Ford's smallest US car

August 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated image provided by Ford shows the 2013 Ford Fiesta. All Fiesta models come equipped with Ford’s leading safety and security features including driver knee airbag and anti-theft engine immobilizer. (AP Photo/Ford) The Ford Fiesta is a...

Julia Child foundation, oven-maker in legal fight

August 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Aug. 21, 1978 file photo, chef Julia Child displays a salade nicoise she prepared in the kitchen of her vacation home in Grasse, southern France. A foundation set up by Julia Child is in a legal battle in August 2012 with the manufacturer of...

Yahoo fires bureau chief for Romney/blacks remark

August 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 photo released by ABC News shows Yahoo News’ Washington bureau chief David Chalian at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Yahoo News fired Chalian after making a comment about Republican presidential candidate...

Why should you get your air ducts cleaned?

August 29, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

You can tell if your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system needs cleaning by one of two easy ways. To inspect your air ducts, first, with a screwdriver, remove a floor or wall register. Then, 1) Use a small mirror and flashlight      -or-...

Philippine Airlines to buy 54 Airbus jets

August 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Jean-Francois Laval, center, Senior Vice President for Sales Asia of Airbus, Lucio Tan, left, Chairman and CEO of Philippine Airlines, and Ramon S. Ang, President and COO of Philippine Airlines attend a news conference Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012 in Manila,...

United suffers computer issues, delays widespread

August 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 13, 2011 file photo, a man uses a United Airlines check-in kiosk at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. United Airlines passengers faced delays and long lines after some of its major computer systems and its website...