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Illinois deal on fracking could be national model

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Illinois Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield where lawmakers have introduced a bill to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois. As hydraulic fracturing mobilizes thousands around the country, industry and some...

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Kroger’s profit beats Wall Street expectations

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This June 12, 2012 file photo shows a Kroger store in Indianapolis. The Kroger Co. announced Thursday, March 7, 2013 that its fourth-quarter profit in 2012 handily beat Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Boeing 787 battery fire was difficult to control

March 7, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, Joseph Kolly, director National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Office of Research and Engineering, holds an fire-damaged battery casing from the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner that caught fire at Logan...

Facebook brings a more personal touch to News Feed

March 7, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2013. Zuckerberg on Thursday unveiled a new look for the social network’s News Feed, the place where its 1 billion users congregate to see...

Japan nominates vice finance minister to lead ADB

March 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 13, 2012 file photo, Japan’s Vice Finance Minister Takehiko Nakao listens during a seminar of Strengthening the Euro Area at the annual meetings of IMF and World Bank in Tokyo. Japan has nominated Nakao, its deputy finance...

Ad agency Campbell Ewald announces move to Detroit

March 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing speaks during a news conference to announce that Campbell Ewald plans to move to Detroit and could bring up to 600 workers downtown to the former Hudson’s warehouse building near Ford Field in Detroit, Wednesday, March 6, 2013....

Utah lawmaker wants to crack down on e-cigarettes

March 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, Rep. March 6, 20013, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Ray wants to make electronic cigarettes and dissolvable tobacco products taxable. The alternative cigarettes are...

‘God particle': Confirmation is ‘achingly close’

March 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This 2011 image provide by CERN, shows a real CMS proton-proton collision in which four high energy electrons (green lines and red towers) are observed in a 2011 event. The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but...

Time Warner spinning off Time Inc. magazines

March 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 19, 2008 file photo shows President Barack Obama featured in a special issue of Time Magazine on a New York newsstand. Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday March 6, 2013 said that it will spin off the magazine unit behind Time, Sports...

Staples 4Q hit by charges, forecast misses view

March 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – A Staples office supply store is photographed in this Nov. 15, 2011 file photo taken in Miami. The office products company also announced Wednesday March 6, 2013 that it is increasing its quarterly dividend by 9 percent. (AP Photo/ Lynne Sladky,...