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Chiquita seeks dismissal in Colombian case

September 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – Chiquita bananas are on display at a grocery store in Bainbridge, Ohio in this Aug. 3, 2005 file photo. Faced with potentially billions of dollars in legal liability, Chiquita Brands International is asking a federal appeals court to block lawsuits filed against it in the U.S. by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were [&hellip...

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Pipe had leak 1 year before Hawaii molasses spill

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Gary Gill, deputy director of the Hawaii Department of Health, speaks during a news conference about molasses spill cleanup efforts in Honolulu on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. A Hawaii state inspector saw molasses dripping last year from the same spot where a pipe...

Trafficking case against Saudi princess dismissed

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Attorney Paul Meyer, left, for Saudi Princess Meshael Alayban stands outside court after her arraignment in a Santa Ana court on Friday Sept. 20, 2013. Prosecutors on Friday dropped a human-trafficking case that was brought against Alayban, a Saudi princess...

BlackBerry slashes jobs in face of $1B 2Q loss

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 14, 2013 photo, Thorsten Heins, president and CEO at BlackBerry, speaks at a conference in Orlando, Fla. BlackBerry on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 said that it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly...

Allegiant delays, cancels flights to check MD-80s

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File- In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The airline is reporting flight delays nationwide while it inspects emergency slides on its MD-80 aircraft. The Las Vegas-based...

Obama says Congress needs to get to work

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama looks at his watch while speaking at the Ford Stamping Plant in Liberty, Mo., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Obama traveled to the Kansas City area to visit the Ford automotive plant to highlight the progress in the economy since the 2008...

High winds force 4 cruise ships to skip Ketchikan

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Pylons and barricades lay on the ground due to windy conditions Thursday morning at an empty Berth 4 dock in downtown ketchikan, Alaska. All cruise ships scheduled to visit Ketchikan on Thursday were canceled due to the weather. Ship visits to Ketchikan on...

Stocks drop as investors fret over budget fight

September 20, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, Trader F. Hill Creekmore works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets fell Friday Sept. 20, 2013, two days after the Fed announced it would keep its unprecedented stimulus in place....

Senator concerned about Apple’s fingerprint tech

September 20, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

A customer examines a new iPhone 5s at the Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha, Neb., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, the day the new iPhone 5c and 5s models go on sale. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Al Franken is asking Apple for more clarity on...

Asia stocks quiet in holiday-muted trade

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A couple watches the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. The Nikkei 225 closed up 260.82 points, or 1.80 percent, at 14,766.18 Thursday as Asian stock markets surged after the U.S. Federal Reserve unexpectedly...