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Survey shows Japan manufacturers still pessimistic

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2007 file photo, Japanese businessmen wait at a street crossing in Tokyo. Japanese manufacturers remain gloomy over high oil prices, the strong yen and weaker growth in Asia, according to a quarterly central bank survey released Monday, April 2, 2012 that defied expectations that business confidence was improving in [&hellip...

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Wife: JetBlue pilot wasn't 'intentionally violent'

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A home owned by JetBlue captain Clayton Osbon is seen in Richmond Hill, Ga. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Passengers aboard an early morning flight from New York bound for Las Vegas first noticed something wrong when Osbon came out of the cockpit,...

Temporary outage of Visa card network Sunday

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This file photo taken Tuesday, May 3, 2011 shows a Visa card in a wallet in Richardson, Texas. A technical problem affecting the Visa network barred people from using their credit and debit cards for about 45 minutes on Sunday, April 1, 2012, the...

Iowa town serves up support for Beef Products

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Saturday, March 31, 2012 photo, Ted Paulsrud, left, and Kevin Carstensen with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association cook hamburger patties made with lean finely textured beef, also known as “pink slime,” produced by Beef Products Inc. at...

Congress gets rough treatment at Supreme Court

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 28, 2012, file photo Paul Clement, the lawyer representing states opposed to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, talks to media outside the Supreme Court in Washington at the end of arguments on the law’s...

Valley Forge Casino opens for business

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 27, 2012 file photo, cocktail waitresses Chelsea Venezia, left, of Norristown, Pa., and Becky Metz, of Philadelphia, carry trays of drinks in Seven, a night club in the Valley Forge Casino Resort, during a media availability in King...

Obama pushes Congress on millionaires' tax

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama, center, greets supporters before speaking a fundraiser at Southern Maine Community College, Friday, March, 30, 2012 in Portland, Maine. Obama traveling to both Maine and Vermont on campaign fundraisers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez...

Pittsburgh college opens pharmacy to aid neighbors

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Jan. 24, 2012 photo, Terri Kroh, the director of pharmacy services at Duquesne University’s Center for Pharmacy Services fills a prescription at the store in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Duquesne has stepped in to fill a difficult role —...

Health impact studies taking hold, with challenges

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 26, 2012 file photo, author Sandra Steingraber speaks during a “New Yorkers Against Fracking” news conference in Albany, N.Y. While New York regulators have spent four years mulling the environmental impacts of shale gas...

Ireland faces popular revolt over new property tax

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Phyllis O’Toole joins an estimated 5,000 demonstrators in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, Saturday March 31, 2012, during protests against Ireland’s new property tax. Ireland faces a public revolt as more than 1 million of Ireland’s 1.6...