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Avon Products chairman to step down

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung arrives for The Avon Foundation for Women benefit gala at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in New York. The beauty products company said Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 that Jung, who was replaced as CEO by Sherilyn S. McCoy in April, will step [&hellip...

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Tax group sues to block Calif. firefighting fee

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Steve Buettner, who is a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the state, is seen with his goats at his home in Valley Springs, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. Buettner and 10 other California residents who have joined with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers...

Jay-Z to stream concert on his new YouTube channel

October 5, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City’s...

Troubled Calif. nuke plant aims to restart reactor

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Sept. 13, 2012 photo shows the San Onofre nuclear power plant along Pacific Ocean coastline in San Onofre, Calif. The operator of California’s troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant on Thursday Oct. 4,2012 proposed to restart one of the...

Calif. gas prices spike 8 cents a gallon overnight

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Motorists drive past a gas station in Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. Motorists in California paid an average of $4.232 per gallon Wednesday. That is 45 cents higher than the national average and exceeded only by Hawaii among the 50 states. (AP...

Newest Navy destroyer pays tribute to SEAL from NY

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 2, 2012 photo, Daniel, left, and Maureen Murphy, the parents Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy attend a memorial service at the gravesite for their son at at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y. The memorial service was attended by crew from...

Fed open to linking rate hike to economic gauge

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE-In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, file photo, federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington. Federal Reserve wants to find a clearer way to signal to the public when it might start raising interest rates. The Fed has...

Retailers report slower sales growth in Sept

October 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, photo, shoppers leave a store in Salem, N.H. Americans may have slowed their spending in September after splurging in the month before during the busy back-to-school shopping season. But most importantly, they are still...

Outrage over human errors in Hong Kong boat crash

October 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A group of firemen and police officers investigate on a salvaged boat which sank after colliding with a ferry near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. An official with the ferry company involved in the...

Media groups, Filipinos protest tough cyber law

October 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Filipino journalists and some media group leaders hold their petitions against the Cybercrime Prevention Act as they submitted them to the Supreme Court in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012. Media groups and Filipinos stepped up calls Wednesday for...