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Retailers, customers welcome Wash booze sales

June 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A customer looks at liquor at a Costco warehouse store Friday, June 1, 2012, in Seattle. Private retailers begin selling spirits for the first time under a voter-approved initiative kicking the state out of the liquor business. The initiative allows stores larger than 10,000 square feet and some smaller stores to sell hard alcohol.(AP Photo/Elaine [&hellip...

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Wal-Mart CEO says co. committed to compliance

June 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Jim Walton, left,, Alice Walton, center, and Robson Walton, right, greet each other during the beginning of the Walmart Stores Inc. shareholders’ meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., Friday, June 1, 2012. The three siblings are the children of the late Sam...

Easier credit, new models keep US auto sales solid

June 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 31, 2012 file photo shows the grill of a 2012 Chrysler 200 displayed on the showroom floor of Goss Dodge Chrysler in South Burlington, Vt. Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 30 percent and sold more than 150,000 vehicles in May, compared...

FattKidds Zone has TobaccoPipes and WaterPipes

June 1, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

FattKidds Zone owner Matthew Little (right) and his brother Frank Little stand in the store. FattKidds Zone Tobacco, Pipes and Accessories and Urban Apparel is located at 325 South Main Street (the entrance is off east Tilden Street). They are open from 11:00...

Hawaii man sues Vegas casino over restroom robbery

June 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This 2010 photo provided by Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel shows Calvin Kawamura in Hawaii. Kawamura is suing a Las Vegas hotel and casino where he was beaten and robbed in 2010, claiming Main Street Station was negligent in not providing enough...

Activision settles with ‘Modern Warfare 2′ makers

June 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this undated video game image released by Activision, a scene from “Modern Warfare 2″ is shown. The makers of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2″ and game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. have agreed Thursday, May 31,...

Ex-Warner Bros. exec becomes Disney studio chief

June 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Oct 15, 2008 file photo shows Alan Horn arriving at the premiere of “Pride and Glory” in New York. The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday May 31, 2012, that it hired former president of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Horn, to lead its...

NYC proposes ban on large sodas at restaurants

June 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Various size cups and sugar cubes are displayed at a news conference at New York’s City Hall, Thursday, May 31, 2012. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in the city’s restaurants,...

Spain urged to come clean on bank bailout plan

June 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Bankia bank headquarters in seen in Madrid, Thursday May 31, 2012. The European Union urged Spain Thursday to come clean on how it plans to finance the overhaul of its banking sector, warning that uncertainty over this has contributed the recent market...

Euro structure is ‘unsustainable,’ ECB chief warns

June 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi reports to the Economic Committee, in capacity as the head of the European Systemic Risk Board, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, May 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)...