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Volkswagen shows off hybrid Jetta

January 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen AG on Monday showed off a new hybrid version of its Jetta sedan, designed with the U.S. market in mind and offering an estimated combined 45 mpg. The hybrid [&hellip...

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TVs you can talk to, without sounding crazy

January 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Workers set up a flat screen display at the Samsung exhibit for the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. The 2012 International CES trade show, the world’s largest consumer electronics exhibition starts Tuesday. (AP Photo/Julie...

Iran’s leader visits Venezuela amid tensions

January 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, and Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez hold hands after the Iranian leader’s arrival to Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday Jan. 9, 2012. Ahmadinejad visited with Chavez as...

Icebreaker, tanker being slowed by shifting ice

January 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice around the Russian-flagged tanker Renda 250 miles south of Nome Jan. 6, 2012. The Healy is the Coast Guard’s only currently operating polar icebreaker. The vessels are transiting through ice up to five-feet thick...

New chief of staff a low-key, long-time insider

January 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama embraces Jack Lew, the administration’s current budget director, a hug after announcing, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, that Lew will replace White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley....

Hyundai rolls out revamped Genesis coupe

January 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. on Monday unveiled an updated version of its Genesis coupe, complete with a more...

Carr Automotive offers complete vehicle repair service

January 9, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Dennis Carr tests an alternator for a customer. Carr Automotive, located at 316 East McGaffey Street, offers complete vehicle repair service, including tune ups; heating system and air conditioning service; engine repairs; complete engine overhauls; brake...

New York City Opera announces musician lockout

January 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 1980 file photo, Beverly Sills takes her bows on the stage of the City Opera at New York’s Lincoln Center after her final performance in “Die Fledermaus”. City Opera moved out of its longtime home at the Lincoln...

Consumer watchdog Cordray called smart, tough

January 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Jan. 4, 2012 photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Richard Cordray, in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Obama has named Cordray as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Cordray’s combative tumble onto the national...

Chavez: Venezuela won’t recognize arbitration body

January 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez gestures upon his arrival to Guanare, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Chavez traveled to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Coromoto to fulfill a pledge and to attend a mass to pray for his health. (AP Photo/Fernando...