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Calif. gas prices spike 8 cents a gallon overnight

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Motorists drive past a gas station in Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. Motorists in California paid an average of $4.232 per gallon Wednesday. That is 45 cents higher than the national average and exceeded only by Hawaii among the 50 states. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Landscaping business owner Sebastian Figueredo stood [&hellip...

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Newest Navy destroyer pays tribute to SEAL from NY

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 2, 2012 photo, Daniel, left, and Maureen Murphy, the parents Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy attend a memorial service at the gravesite for their son at at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y. The memorial service was attended by crew from...

Fed open to linking rate hike to economic gauge

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE-In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, file photo, federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington. Federal Reserve wants to find a clearer way to signal to the public when it might start raising interest rates. The Fed has...

Retailers report slower sales growth in Sept

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, photo, shoppers leave a store in Salem, N.H. Americans may have slowed their spending in September after splurging in the month before during the busy back-to-school shopping season. But most importantly, they are still...

Outrage over human errors in Hong Kong boat crash

October 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A group of firemen and police officers investigate on a salvaged boat which sank after colliding with a ferry near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. An official with the ferry company involved in the...

Media groups, Filipinos protest tough cyber law

October 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Filipino journalists and some media group leaders hold their petitions against the Cybercrime Prevention Act as they submitted them to the Supreme Court in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012. Media groups and Filipinos stepped up calls Wednesday for...

Low-cost flying arrives in luxury-loving Japan

October 4, 2012 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

In this combination of three undated photos, planes of Japan’s low-cost airlines, from top, AirAsia Japan, Peach Aviation and Jetstar, are shown in Japan. Japan has a reputation for loving expensive things like overpriced real estate, gourmet melons and...

Demolition on hold for Wright house in Phoenix

October 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Concerned citizens take a look at a 1952 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The city of Phoenix and a developer who was poised to demolish the home have reached an agreement that will put any work...

High court asked to throw out oil refinery permit

October 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Hon. Kathleen Caldwell (left to right) and members of the South Dakota Supreme Court, John Konenkamp, Chief Justice David Gilbertson, Glen Severson and Steven Zinter listen during a hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at the Jeschke Fine Arts Center at the...

California wades into national labor debate

October 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE — In this May 13, 2011 file photo, teachers,. students and supporters demonstrated against proposed budget cuts to education, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, May 13, 2011. If approved by voters in November, Proposition 32 would...