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Rise in US exports brightens outlook for economy

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In a Thursday, March 8, 2012 photo, Tencent America job booth is shown at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the number of applicants to the highest level in two months. The Labor Department said Thursday, April 12, 2012 that weekly unemployment benefit applications jumped 13,000...

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Smart Spending: 8 ways to save at the movies

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, left, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from “The Hunger Games.” (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close) NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood wants your money....

Tech dividends: What fund investors should know

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo provided by Ameriprise Financial Inc., shows Laton Spahr. Tech is one of the key areas that will drive the dividend market for the next five years, says Spahr, co-manager of the Columbia Dividend Opportunity fund (INUTX), which counts...

Argentina plots next moves in bid to control YPF

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People fill the tanks of their vehicules at an YPF station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, April 12, 2012. Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria has warned that the government will interpret any “hostile gestures” against Spanish...

North Korea fires long-range rocket

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A North Korean press center worker, second right, tries to appease foreign journalists desperate for news on the launch at the press center in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, April 13, 2012. North Korea fired a long-range rocket early Friday, South Korean...

Armed suspect killed after NYC pharmacy holdup

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A woman, who says she is related to a man who was killed, speaks to a police officer at the crime scene in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, Thursday, April 12, 2012 in New York. An armed bandit was killed Thursday during a chaotic getaway following...

C-B Laboratory, providing excellent customer service coming up on 49 years!

April 12, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The professional staff at C-B Lab includes (left to right) Deborah Vance, Medical Technologist & Owner; Linda Wilson, Office Manager; Shandie Aldaco, Phlebotomist; Margaret Campos, Phlebotomist; Peigh McCreary, Receptionist and Front Office Supervisor;...

Natural gas below $2 for first time in a decade

April 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 27, 2011 file photo, workers stand behind the top of a pump for the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas at a Range Resources site in Claysville, Pa. On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, the price...

Wal-Mart previews 'Disc to Digital' movie service

April 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A “Walmart Entertainment” stamp in indelible ink has been placed on a disc, preventing any further conversion, but allowing it to still be played, at a Wal-Mart store in Rosemead, Calif., Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Wal-Mart is set to unveil its...

Would-be Idaho resort buyer indicted on wire fraud

April 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Thursday, June 23, 2011 photo shows Matthew Hutcheson, president of Green Valley Idaho, during an interview in Boise, Idaho. The Eagle man, once considered a buyer of a failed Idaho ski resort, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on...