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Program urges smokers switch to smokeless tobacco

October 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Dr. Brad Rodu, the director of switchandquitowensboro.org, and a professor and researcher at the University of Louisville, displays his book “For Smokers Only,” written in 1995 at his Louisville, Ky., office. Rodu is heading a new campaign for smokers to use smokeless tobacco in order to quit smoking, based on 20 years of research utilizing...

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AC’s Pier Shops sold at foreclosure auction

October 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Attorneys Richard O’Halloran, left, and Benjamin Zeltner, right, shake hands after O’Halloran won a foreclosure auction on behalf of lenders for just over $25 million for The Pier Shops at Caesars on Friday Oct. 28, 2011, in Atlantic City N.J. The...

Meeting of Commonwealth leaders opens in Australia

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Queen Elizabeth II attends a state reception at government house in Perth, Australia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. The Queen on her first visit to Australia since 2006 will attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2011 during her stay in Perth. (AP...

Rina hits Cancun area as resorts empty

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Tourists feed seagulls on the pier during the approach of Tropical Storm Rina in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Thursday Oct. 27, 2011. Rina was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Thursday afternoon after many tourists had already cut short their...

Alaska governor revamps gas pipeline pitch

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell sits at the head table of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association annual luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Anchorage, Alaska. Parnell told the audience that Alaska must be prepared to sell liquefied natural gas overseas if demand has...

Obama says he is confident in European leadership

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama answers a reporter’s question about the European debt deal as he meets with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, not shown, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)...

Illinois lawmakers wrap up 1st veto session week

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, ask questions in the Senate Executive committee hearing during veto session at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) —...

Coldplay keeps ‘Mylo Xyloto’ off streaming plans

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin performs during their first concert of a European tour, at the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid Wednesday Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul White) LOS ANGELES (AP) — British band Coldplay is withholding its latest album,...

Madoff son thought text from dad was suicide note

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 6, 2009 file photo, Ruth Madoff is escorted by private security as she leaves the Metropolitan Correctional Center after visiting her husband, disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — A son of...

CA lawmakers balance taxpayers, public employees

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his proposal to rollback public employee pension benefits during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. Brown’s plan, which would require approval from the Legislature, would raise the...