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Labor march disrupts LAX Thanksgiving traffic

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Two flight crew members walk past Los Angeles police officers as union workers at Los Angeles International Airport march along the street in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Hundreds of union members marched Wednesday near the entrance to Los Angeles International Airport, where Thanksgiving travelers were warned to arrive early in case of traffic...

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Toshiba shows off robot meant to help at nuke site

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Toshiba Corp.’s nuclear inspection robot is set on stairs before climbing stairs during a demonstration at a Toshiba factory in Yokohama, west of Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The four-legged robot is designed to help at the meltdown-crippled...

Economy makes for tougher Thanksgiving journeys

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Fred Errington, left, and Deborah Gewertz of Amherst, Mass., wait for an Amtrak train to arrive at Union Station in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. They planned to travel to New York City on the busiest travel day of the year to meet friends for...

Twinkie maker Hostess to close down, sell brands

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

The head of Twinkie The Kid poster remains on the Wonder Hostess Bakery Outlet store in Victorville, Calif, where a posted sign displays “closed permanently,” at the empty commercial property on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. The store’s last day...

US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Empty shells rest on the cracked bed of a dried lake, the outcome of severe drought, in Waterloo, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of...

Small businesses step out of Black Friday’s shadow

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, photo, Adrienne Sherard relaxes as she gets a spa treatment at Eden Organix spa from owner Valerie Mason-Robinson, in Highland Park, N.J. After the crowds have shopped at large stores and sprawling malls on Black Friday, many...

Elmo actor resigns amid underage-sex allegations

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash poses with the “Sesame Street” muppet in the Fender Music Lodge during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Sesame Workshop says Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash...

HP’s Autonomy deal highlights pattern of bad ideas

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Aug. 21, 2012 photo, the Hewlett-Packard Co. logo is seen outside the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. HP said Autonomy Corporation PLC, a British company it bought for $10 billion last year, lied about its finances, resulting in a...

Hostess says talks to stave off shutdown fail

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, Dan Curry, the superintendent of Liberty Christian in buys HoHos, at the Hostess Outlet store in Redding, Calif., shortly after it was announced Hostess was going out of business. “This is how I keep my office staff...

Calif pickets disrupts activity at Port of Oakland

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Port workers represented by SEIU Local 1021 take part in a 24-hour strike at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 (AP Photo/The Tribune,Laura Oda ) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Custodial and maintenance...