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GE earnings rise on emerging market growth

January 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 file photo, a General Electric logo is seen on a kitchen stove at a Lowe’s store in Framingham, Mass. General Electric Co. is reporting, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, that net income rose 8 percent in the fourth quarter as earnings at all of the conglomerate’s industrial segments [&hellip...

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TSA to remove controversial X-ray scanners

January 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, March 10, 2010 file photo, volunteers pass through the first full body scanner, which uses backscatter technology, installed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing...

Luddites: They raged against the machine and lost

January 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST, FRIDAY, JAN 25, 2013. THIS PHOTO MAY NOT BE POSTED ONLINE, BROADCAST OR PUBLISHED BEFORE 12:01 A.M. FRIDAY, JAN 25, 2013: FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, Elton John greets the audience during his...

Parnell calls gas line benchmark achievable

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell answers a reporter’s question during his first news conference of the new legislative session on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. Topics covered during the news conference included oil taxes, a gas pipeline project,...

Greek Parliament votes to investigate ex-minister

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras addresses the Parliament in Athens on Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. Greece’s Parliament is debating whether to investigate four former senior members of the government over how leaked data on...

American Express’ 4Q earnings down 47 percent

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 27, 2007, file photo, signs for American Express, Master Card and Visa credit cards are shown on a New York store’s door. American Express says its net income fell 47 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, as the credit card...

US home construction in 2012 highest in 4 years

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, photo a new home is constructed in Pepper Pike, Ohio. US home construction surges 12.1 percent in December to end best year since 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on homes in December...

S&P 500 surges on housing starts, jobless claims

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, file photo, Jeffrey Vazquez, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures jumped Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, as the government reported that weekly applications for...

UnitedHealth 4Q profit slips 1 pct. as costs rise

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, photo, part of the UnitedHealth Group, Inc. campus is shown, in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income slipped 1 percent, as growing medical costs countered revenue gains for the nation’s...

Lessons learned, BofA makes a new mortgage push

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 photo people use a Bank of America ATM in Boston. Bank of America says its fourth-quarter earnings shrank as it cleaned up old problems from its mortgage unit. The bank made $367 million in the last three months of 2012, down...