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Solid job growth in last reading before election

November 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 photo, John Ferri of Combined Insurance talks to Samantha Ellis, of Ellenville, N.Y., during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel, in Colonie, N.Y. According to government reports released Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, the U.S. economy added 171,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 [&hellip...

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Lower production, prices hurt Chevron 3Q profit

November 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 photo shows a Chevron sign in Miami. Chevron Corp. said Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, its third-quarter net income fell 33 percent as production declined and it sold oil and gas at lower prices. The second-largest U.S. oil company said...

Review: Surface mostly bridges work-play divide

November 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, file photo, visitors try out Microsoft Corp.’s “Surface” touchscreen tablet computers, at “Build,” Microsoft Corp.’s developers conference, in Redmond, Wash. The Surface is...

Hyundai, Kia overstated gas mileage, EPA finds

November 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, photo, a Hyundai Elantra is seen inside of a Hyundai car dealership in Des Planines, Ill. Major automakers are reporting Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, that sales increased for October despite losing three days of business to the...

Internet rolls into Bangladesh villages on a bike

November 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Sept. 30, 2012, photo, Bangladeshi Info Lady Mehedi Akthar Misty, right, helps Amina Begum, 45, to talk with her husband with Skype at Jharabarsha, in a remote impoverished farming village in Gaibandha district, 120 miles (192 kilometers) north of...

Judge ends case against Britney Spears’ parents

November 2, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, singer Britney Spears arrives at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis honoring Richard Branson in Beverly Hills, Calif. A judge on Thursday Nov. 1, 2012 dismissed libel, breach of...

Power, transit outages will increase Sandy’s costs

November 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, file photo, shows damage from flooding at Breezy Point after superstorm Sandy in the New York City borough of Queens. The total economic damage from Superstorm Sandy could run as high as $50 billion, according to new...

US auto sales rise despite Sandy

November 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, photo, a Hyundai Elantra is seen inside of a Hyundai car dealership in Des Planines, Ill. Major automakers are reporting Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, that sales increased for October despite losing three days of business to the...

Floods render NYC hospitals powerless

November 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. Efforts to defend two of the city’s busiest, most important medical centers against flood broke down during superstorm Sandy this...

Kellogg says Pringles helped fatten profits

November 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, photo, Kellogg’s brand food products are photogrpahed in North Andover, Mass. Kellogg’s appetite for salty snacks is helping fatten its profits. The world’s biggest cereal maker, best known for its Frosted...