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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson set for WWE return

March 23, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MARCH 24-25 – FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, World Wrestling Entertainment personality Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson speaks at a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. The Rock returns to the WWE for his first WrestleMania match since 2004 when he headlines the April 1 card against John [&hellip...

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Lawsuits bring scrutiny to Trinity Broadcasting

March 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This March 19, 1998 photo shows the gardens and fountains on the grounds of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s international headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., showing the newly romodled building. Doug Marsh, art director of TBN, designed the remodeling...

Stuck with high gas prices, drivers just pump less

March 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Feb. 23, 2012 photo shows a diesel pump at a gas station, in Lake Oswego, Ore. Americans have pumped less gas every week for the past year. It’s a slide that’s now longer than the decline seen during the recession. Soaring pump prices have...

APNewsBreak: Tourism spending up $1 billion in SC

March 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Carriages line up in the popular City Market district in Charleston, S.C., on Friday, March 23, 2012. Officials said that tourism spending was up $1 billion to $15 billion in the state in 2010 as South Carolina emerged from the Great Recession. (AP...

Highway bill becomes House Republican headache

March 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., left, accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2012, to urge the...

Wendy's changes treatment of chicken and pigs

March 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Jan. 29, 2012 photo, shows a Wendy’s sign at a restaurant in Culver City, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Fast-food chain Wendy’s Co. is changing the way it treats chickens and pigs used in its food in an effort to be more humane. The company’s...

Air Canada ground crew strike in Toronto ends

March 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Air Canada baggage handlers hold a wildcat strike at Toronto Pearson International Airport early Friday, March 23, 2012, in Toronto. Air Canada canceled more than two dozen flights to Canadian and U.S. destinations early Friday as a wildcat strike by its...

Stocks enjoy late rally at end of troubled week

March 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Tokyo Stock Exchange employees work at the computer terminal in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, March 23, 2012. Asian stock markets fell Friday, dragged down by reports of a manufacturing slowdown in China and a deepening economic malaise in Europe. Japan’s...

Banks see an opportunity in Africa

March 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 6, 2012 photo, children run through a taxi rank in the Zandspruit township, north of Johannesburg. Not so long ago banks wouldn’t have been concerned about providing services for poor people who want their children educated well. Now banks...

Review: New iPad screen is eye-opening upgrade

March 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Japanese Ryota Musha, 41, right, and Hisanori Kogure, 31, show off new iPad tablet computers they purchased, in Tokyo Friday, March 16, 2012. Sales of the third version of Apple’s iPad began Friday morning in Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) NEW YORK...