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Helicopter rescues reported after Vegas-area storm

September 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

University of Nevada, Las Vegas students Ryan Klorman, top, and Markus Adams, relax on inflatable pool toys in floodwater at UNLV in Las Vegas Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Intense thunderstorms drenched parts of the Southwest on Tuesday, delaying flights and stranding motorists in the Las Vegas area and flooding two mobile home parks in Southern [&hellip...

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Jury adds $20M more to Wynn slander case damages

September 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Sept. 7, 2012 file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn arriving at court for his slander trial in Los Angeles. Wynn on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012, was awarded $20 million in punitive damages against “Girls Gone Wild” creator, Joe...

Lawyers: Iowa CEO to plead guilty to $200M fraud

September 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 file photo, Russ Wasendorf, chairman and chief executive officer of PFGBest, poses for photos in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Prosecutors on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 said Wasendorf, the founder of the Iowa brokerage, has...

PepsiCo president leaving company in latest change

September 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2006 file photo, then-CEO of PepsiCo Europe Zein Abdalla talks to the media during a joint news conference with European Union Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. PepsiCo...

Chilean president accused of cooking poverty data

September 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 18, 2012 file photo, makeshift homes fill the Vila Ermita de San Antonio neighborhood, below, near high-rise apartments located in the Las Condes sector of Santiago, Chile. The efforts of Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera to...

‘Titanic’ effects maker files for Chapter 11

September 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this film image released by Paramount Pictures, a scene is shown from 3-D version of James Cameron’s romantic epic “Titanic.” Digital Domain Media Group Inc., best known for its work on Cameron’s “Titanic,” filed in the U.S....

A Farmers® agent can help you save hundreds on all your insurance needs

September 11, 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 Micaela for a quote on their home and auto insurance with the possibility of saving a lot of...

China’s imports shrink in sign downturn worsening

September 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Workers load goods on a truck near a wholesale market for fashion clothing in Beijing Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. China’s imports shrank unexpectedly in August in a sign its economic slump is worsening and the Chinese president warned growth could slow...

APNewsBreak: Tribe’s bid accepted for SD land

September 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This 2007 file photo provided by South Dakota Magazine shows Reynolds Prairie in the Black Hills of South Dakota. A Native American tribe said Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 it has reached a deal to buy land it considers sacred in South Dakota’s...

Amtrak funding in crosshairs in presidential race

September 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 13, 2009 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden announces funding for Amtrak, at Union Station in Washington. Warning to Amtrak from Mitt Romney and Republicans: You’re on your own. The platform Republicans adopted at their...