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iPhone, iPad app rewards being a couch potato

January 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This product image provided by Function Inc., shows the Viggle App for iPhone. When you tap the screen, Viggle’s software for iPhones and iPads listens to what’s on, recognizes what you’re watching and gives you credit at roughly two points per minute. It even works for shows you’ve saved on a digital video recorder. Rack [&hellip...

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Yahoo delivers another listless performance in 4Q

January 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Jan. 4, 2012 photo, the Yahoo company logo is displayed at their headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo Inc., reports quarterly financial earnings Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, after the market close.(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo...

Speaker Madigan discusses Illinois budget deficit

January 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan gives the keynote address at Elmhurst College’s Annual Governmental Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Elmhurst, Ill. In a rare public speech, Madigan said the state of Illinois is in for a long haul to pull...

Apple doubles iPhone sales in 1Q

January 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Jan. 19, 2012 photo, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, discusses iBooks 2 for iPad, in New York. Apple Inc., reports quarterly financial results Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Mark...

Trial over Globes broadcast rights opens in LA

January 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2009 file photo, celebrities arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A trial is scheduled to begin in a Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday to determine whether the Globes’ organizers, the...

Prosecutor: Stanford stole investors’ money

January 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2010 file photo, R. Allen Stanford arrives in custody at the federal courthouse for a hearing in Houston. On Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, after much delay, federal prosecutors in Houston are due to begin laying out their case against...

Rising costs push Kimberly-Clark 4Q profit lower

January 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2011 file photo, packages of Huggies and Pull-Ups, both Kimberly-Clark brands, are displayed at a store in San Francisco. Kimberly-Clark Corp., which makes Kleenex, Huggies and other household goods, said Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012,...

Verizon posts $2B 4Q loss on pension adjustment

January 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, lineman for Verizon shields himself from the rain as he works on phone line on East Broad Street in West Hazleton, Pa. Verizon posted a large loss for its latest quarter on an adjustment for the value of its...

Ind. House Dems lose right-to-work referendum vote

January 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Speaker of the House Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, listens to the debate on the right-to-work bill at the Statehouse in Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Democrats walked off the floor Monday...

ND’s Clark nominated for federal regulatory board

January 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Tony Clark, chairman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission, poses for a photo in his office in the North Dakota state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, after he learned President Barack Obama planned to nominate him for a seat on...