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Gov: Senate bill doesn't address oil decline

February 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Sens. Hollis French and Bill Wielechowski take part in a Senate Resources Committee hearing on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Juneau, Alaska. The Democrats say that as part of the oil tax debate, they’re open to addressing progressivity but that comes with caveats. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer) JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said [&hellip...

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Plant chief: Fukushima nuke plant still vulnerable

February 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Water tanks are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Japan next month marks one year since the March 11 tsunami and...

Americans feeling better about economic recovery

February 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 27, 2012 photo, a shopper from Los Angeles, loads a 60 inch Samsung LED TV into his truck at Costco Wholesale store in Glendale, Calif. A private research group says that consumer confidence in February rose to the highest level since a year ago...

HK stockbrokers rally against cut to lunch break

February 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Hong Kong stockbrokers hold cutouts of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd CEO Charles Li, right, and Hong Kong Stock Exchange Chairman Ronald Arculli during a march through the central business district to the stock exchange and on to government...

GOP promotes plan to help small businesses

February 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by fellow GOP leaders, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, following a GOP strategy session, From left are, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., House...

Durable goods orders drop by most in 3 years

February 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 27, 2012 photo, Chris Kraft loads a new mattress set that he purchased at Costco Wholesale store in Glendale, Calif. The Commerce Department said Tuesday, Feb. 28, orders for durable goods _ products that are expected to last at least three years...

Pecos Diamond Pecans is a full service custom pecan shelling plant and retail store

February 28, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Lisa Chavez (left) and Maria Wilkinson work at the final inspection table where any shell fragments are removed by hand prior to packaging. Pecos Diamond Pecans’ services include: custom retail and custom wholesale shelling; and custom cracking, with fully...

Obama welcomes TransCanada plan for new pipeline

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2005 file photo, the marker that welcomes commuters to Cushing, Okla. is seen. Canadian company TransCanada says it will build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack Obama blocked the larger Keystone XL...

Proview seeks to regain global rights to iPad name

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A customer tries out Apple’s iPad 2 at a retail shop in Chongqing, China, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. The Taiwan-based maker Proview Electronics said Monday it is now seeking to regain worldwide rights to the iPad name and is suing Apple Inc. for alleged...

Detroit automakers race to keep up with sales

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FOR RELEASE AT 3:01 A.M EST MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012. THIS PHOTO MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED IN PRINT, ONLINE OR FOR BROADCAST UNTIL 3:01 A.M. EST. In this Feb. 8, 2012 photo, Laurie Schmald Moncrieff president of Schmald Tool and Die in Burton, Mich., sits in her...