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Seacrest is heir apparent to Clark's pop influence

April 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 1, 2006 file photo originally released by ABC shows Dick Clark, left, posing with Ryan Seacrest in New York. Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock `n’ roll into the mainstream on “American Bandstand,” and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from...

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3 people join board to look at Detroit finances

April 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2011, file photo, Robert Bowman, chief executive of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, speaks at the annual APME meeting in Denver. On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that Bowman will be one of three...

DuPont posts 1Q gain as Danisco pads profits

April 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, shows a DuPont logo on sheets of Tyvek insulation covering a wall of a home under construction in Springfield, Ill. DuPont reported on Thursday, April 19, 2012, a net income of $1.49 billion, or $1.57 per share,...

What happens when you let Farmers® insure everything that’s important to you?

April 19, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Gina Dwyer (left) consults with client Hope Ramirez about her auto coverage at the Dwyer Farmers Insurance Agency. Hope encourages others to go by and talk to Gina or Rose for a quote on their home and auto insurance with the possibility of saving a lot of...

Yum Brands posts whopping 1st-qtr profit gain

April 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 file photo shows a combined KFC and Taco Bell restaurant operated by Yum Brands in Los Angeles. The owner of the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC chains says its first-quarter net income rose 73 percent as rebounding U.S. sales were...

Parnell introduces oil tax bill

April 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Sen. Hollis French poses with a pin bearing his philosophy on oil taxes on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Juneau, Alaska. The pin reads: “No Reduction Without More Production.” (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer) JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell on...

Warm welcome for Obama at Denise Ilitch home event

April 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., after a campaign stop in Dearborn, Mich., Wednesday, April 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) BINGHAM FARMS, Mich. (AP) — Little Caesar’s...

Some Vt. cell customers to be able to text 911

April 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

David Tucker, executive director of Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Montpelier, Vt. Vermont cellphone customers of the Verizon Wireless network will be able to text 911 emergency calls for help as part...

Calley signs legislation mandating autism coverage

April 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo released by the office of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley speaks about the autism insurance legislation as he signed it into law Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Lansing, Mich. Calley signed the legislation as acting governor....

Japan trade deficit hits record; fuel imports rose

April 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 20, 2012 photo, a cyclist passed by cars parked for export on a wharf at a port in Kawasaki near Tokyo. Disaster-battered Japan has posted its biggest fiscal year trade deficit ever – a contrast from decades of surpluses on booming exports....