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Obama prods Europe to fix economies _ for US' sake

June 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Europe’s economic crisis could send shock waves roaring across the Atlantic that would drag down the fragile U.S. economy and threaten President Barack...

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McDonald’s warns of global economy’s impact on 2Q

June 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken April 20, 2009, a neon sign reminds patrons at a McDonald’s restaurant of the 24-hour service in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago. McDonald’s says Friday, June 8, 2012, that strength in the U.S. and...

RI eyeing liability in Schilling firm bankruptcy

June 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Oct. 25, 2007, file photo, Boston Red Sox’s Curt Schilling pitches against the Colorado Rockies in Game 2 of the baseball World Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Schilling has dabbled in politics, World War II history and raised millions for...

Facebook rolling out central location for apps

June 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated handout product image provided by Facebook shows the company’s logo for its new App Center. On Thursday, June 7, 2012, Facebook is beginning to roll out its App Center to its nearly 1 billion users, so they can find games and other...

Spain’s ailing banks threaten country’s finances

June 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Moncloa Palace, in Madrid, Thursday, June 7, 2012. Spain’s Prime Minister appeared Thursday to have...

Goldman CEO testifies at ex-board member’s trial

June 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Goldman Sachs chairman and chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein, center, leaves Federal court, Thursday, June 7, 2012 in New York. Blankfein testified at the New York insider trading trial of a former Goldman board member Rajat Gupta. (AP Photo/Mary...

APNewsBreak: Union seeks vote on Revel job limits

June 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 28, 2012 file photo, craps dealers handle bets for customers at Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J. during its first invitation-only test night. The main casino workers’ union in Atlantic City is trying to force a public vote...

Corporations boost agricultural research funding

June 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 3, 2007, file photo shows honeycrisp apples, developed with public money at the University of Minnesota, for sale at an orchard story in Burlington, Wis. The gap between federal funding for agricultural research at large public...

News Summary: Older teens often text while driving

June 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Dylan Young, 18, poses for The Associated Press as a vehicle cruises by, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in North Arlington, N.J. Young, a senior at North Arlington High, was in a fender-bender accident caused by being distracted while texting and driving. More than...

AP Interview: Coke official against NYC soda ban

June 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Steve Cahillane, president and CEO of Coca-Cola Refreshments, Inc., speaks during an interview with the Associated Press Thursday, June 7, 2012, while attending the Clinton Global Initiative America gathering in Chicago. Cahillane said that New York Mayor...