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Gov. Snyder, Jack Nicklaus kick off Senior PGA

May 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

From left to right, Tom Watson, Whirlpool CEO Jeff Fettig, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, and Jack Nicklaus chat during the Senior PGA Championship golf tournament pro-am Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich. (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell) BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has [&hellip...

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Silicon Valley tech exec accused of Lego thefts

May 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This is an undated booking photo, provided by the Mountain View Police, of Thomas Langenbach, taken in Mountain View, Calif. Langenbach, a Silicon Valley technology executive, is facing charges after authorities say he changed the bar codes on Lego toys at a...

Anti-Chavez TV channel trying to survive

May 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Marcel Granier, director of Radio Caracas Television Station (RCTV), leaves after a news conference with the foreign media at his office in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The opposition-aligned TV channel, which was forced off the air nearly five...

Senate toughens Iran penalties over nuke program

May 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano, left, sits in his car as he leaves at the conclusion of his meeting with Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, unseen, as Iran’s chief delegate to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh...

RI gov: Schilling company has laid off workers

May 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, arrives at the state’s Economic Development Corp. headquarters, Monday, May 21, 2012, in Providence, R.I. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and Rhode Island’s economic development agency met...

Ore. track coach takes student to prom, loses job

May 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This March 9, 2011, photo shows Condon/Wheeler high school track and field coach Melissa Bowerman, 41, in Beaverton, Ore. Bowerman, the daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, has been dismissed as a volunteer track coach at the small Eastern Oregon...

Lawmakers trade insults debating airport gun bill

May 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks is seen after he joined other Republican Assembly members in voting against a bill requiring law enforcement officers to arrest anyone bringing a concealed gun into an airport, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.,...

Wallenda to be tethered to Niagara Falls tightrope

May 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this May 16, 2012 file photo, Nik Wallenda performs a walk on a tightrope in the rain during training for his walk over Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Wallenda says Monday, May 21, that ABC is adamant about making him wear the safety device out...

Where are Facebook’s friends? Stock down after IPO

May 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In a Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo, curious bystanders watch through the Nasdaq windows as Facebook shares begin trading, in New York. Facebook’s stock is sinking nearly 7 percent, Monday, May 21, 2012, falling below the $38 IPO price, in...

Ex-Syracuse hoops coach’s wife sues ESPN for libel

May 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Laurie Fine, at podium, speaks during a news conference in Geneva, N.Y., Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The wife of fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine claimed that ESPN maliciously trampled her reputation by broadcasting salacious...