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$1,600 for barber’s chair in NH primary hotel sale

May 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday May 10, 2012 ski bibs and dishes are seen from the Balsams Hotel in Dixeville Notch, N.H. An auction is set for Saturday, May 12, 2012 to clear out the nearly 150-year-old resort. The resort was sold last year to two businessmen for $2.3 million. They plan to reopen it [&hellip...

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A black mark for survivor of financial crisis

May 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, center, flanked by Goldman Sachs & Co. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Lloyd C. Blankfein, left, and Bank of New York Mellon Chairman Chief...

Drilling prospects bring land rush to Illinois

May 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, MAY 13 AND THEREAFTER – This Friday, May 11, 2012 photo, provided by the McLeansboro Times-Leader, shows Hamilton County Clerk Mary Anne Hopfinger at her office in McLeansboro, Ill. Out-of-staters known in the business as “land...

Michigan film industry refocuses on big picture

May 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, MAY 13 AND THEREAFRTER – In an April 4, 2012 photo, Kelley Thierry, left, and Taylor Stanislawski talk in the studio at Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Mich. With a majority of filming done, students in the school’s advanced...

Greek president in last-ditch coalition effort

May 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Greek President Karolos Papoulias looks on before his meeting with Greek Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos in Athens, Saturday, May 12, 2012. Greek President Karolos Papoulias has called the leaders of Greece’s political parties to meetings on...

Legendary car designer, racer Shelby dies at 89

May 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 21, 1959 file photo, Texas driver Carroll Shelby enjoys a swig of champagne after combining with British veteran Roy Salvadori to win the 24-Hour Endurance Auto Classic at Le Mans, France. Dressing up the picture is Miss Sophie...

American Airlines agrees to study merger idea

May 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 23, 2008 file photo, a US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. American Airlines says it is agreeing with creditors to consider potential mergers....

Facebook wraps up IPO road show in Silicon Valley

May 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Facebook board member Marc Andreessen, who also co-founded Netscape, leaves a hotel in Palo Alto, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2012 from an investors meeting about Facebook’s IPO. CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives spoke to prospective investors at the...

Calif. governor boots Prop. 29 doctor from panel

May 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Cycling legend and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong speaks at a rally in favor of Proposition 29, a measure on the June California primary election ballot that would add a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes, at a news conference at Children’s Hospital in Los...

Again? Wal-Mart’s rep takes another beating

May 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, June 21, 2011 file photo, demonstrators hold signs outside the Supreme Court in Washington to protest the court’s Wal-Mart sex discrimination class action lawsuit decision. For years, the world’s largest retailer has...