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Alcoa posts slim 3Q profit on lower costs

October 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 7, 2006, file photo, Alcoa Warrick Operations employee Fred Westbrook inspects the finished rolls of aluminum as they come off the last stage of the production line in Newburgh, Ind. Alcoa Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/ Daniel R. Patmore, [&hellip...

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Gov’t: Most heating bills to rise this winter

October 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, March 6, 2013, file photo, delivery truck driver Donald Whitacre, of Gore, Va., returns to his truck after pumping 200-gallons of home heating oil into a customer’s tank during heavy snowfall in Winchester, Va. Chillier...

Fictional anchor Ron Burgundy pitches for Chrysler

October 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

CORRECTS SPELLING OF ACTOR’S LAST NAME TO FERRELL INSTEAD OF FARRELL – This undated photo provided by Chrysler shows Will Ferrell as “Anchorman” character Ron Burgundy in an advertisement for the 2014 Dodge Durango. Chrysler marketing...

Large fishing vessel christened in Ketchikan

October 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Larry Cotter, President Alaska Longline Company speaks at the christening of the longline vessel F/V Artic Prowler at Alaska Ship and Drydock Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2013, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, former Alaska Governor Frank...

Roof failure at Calif. base damages airship

October 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2013, file photo, a World War II-era hangar hosts the Aeroscraft airship, a high-tech prototype airship, in Tustin, Calif. The $35 million lighter-than-air dirigible was damaged and began leaking helium when part of the hangar...

Debt limit overtaking shutdown as US crisis focus

October 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, escorts a group of constituents through the Capitol Rotunda during a lull in activity in the House of Representatives, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Washington. The government partially shut down last week amid Washington gridlock and...

White diamond fetches record $30.6M at HK auction

October 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, a 118.28-carat white diamond is displayed by a model at a press preview at Sotheby’s auction house in Hong Kong. The white diamond the size of a small egg has sold for $27.3 million dollars at a...

Judge nixes Cuban’s bid to have lawsuit dismissed

October 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, file photo, Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team owner and business man Mark Cuban stops to chat as he walks out of the federal courthouse during a break in testimony during his insider trading trial, in Dallas....

Shutdown spawns vacuum in farm market information

October 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 1, 2013 photo, cows are herded into waiting trucks following an auction at the Oklahoma National Stockyard in Oklahoma City. Across rural America, farmers are feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown. During the shutdown, the USDA...

Health law glitches: fatal or fleeting?

October 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 17, 2005 file photo, Mark McClellan is seen in Maple Grove, Minn. The glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law has opponents crowing: “Told you so!” and insisting it should be paused, if not...