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Visa 1Q profit rises 16 percent as card use rises

February 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The VISA logo and hologram are shown imprinted on a VISA credit card in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Visa Inc., reports quarterly financial results Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes) NEW YORK (AP) — Visa Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 16 percent, as card use [&hellip...

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Greek debt talks drag on but banks signal progress

February 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Riot Police push back protestors who try to enter at the Parliament building at Athens’ main Syntagma square, during a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. A general strike against the impending cutbacks stopped train and ferry services nationwide,...

Chairman, 3 others out in Yahoo board shake-up

February 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2012 file photo, the company logo is displayed at Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 announced that Chairman Roy Bostock and three longtime board members are stepping down, fulfilling the...

Gov concerned natural gas prices could go lower

February 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead addresses reporters Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at the State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wyo. Mead discussed the state’s biannual budget which will be the main subject of the legislative session which begins next week. (AP Photo/Ben Neary)...

AP Enterprise: Brown bank regulator an insider

February 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Monday Jan. 9, 2012, Jan Owen, Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointee to head the Department of Corporations, testifies before the Assembly Banking Committee in Sacramento, Calif. Consumer groups say Owen’s background working for...

BPA proposes compromise in wind power halt

February 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File–This file photo taken May 18, 2011, shows a wind turbine near Arlington, Ore. The federal agency that regulates much of the electrical transmission in the Northwest has proposed a compromise in a dispute with wind producers that boils down to who...

Disney 1Q revenue misses estimates but profits up

February 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 6, 2012 photo, Sa-Nye, 1, and Amya, 3 (only first name provided) pose with Mickey Mouse outside The Disney Soda Fountain & Studio Store on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Walt Disney Co. releases quarterly financial earnings Tuesday, Feb....

A Farmers® agent can help you save hundreds on all your insurance needs

February 7, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Gina Dwyer (standing) and Rocio (“Rose”) Borunda invite everyone to come in for a free quote on their homeowners, auto, life and business insurance. The Gina Dwyer Farmers Insurance Agency is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Mon. through Fri....

2nd wave of evictions is sweeping away Occupiers

February 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Park Police officers take down a tent where they found evidence of sleeping materials and live rats, on one of the nation’s last remaining Occupy sites on McPherson Square in Washington, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Two encampments of Occupy demonstrators...

NY legislators cite tax-records privacy concerns

February 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner Thomas Mattox testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on taxes in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A quiet decision by Gov. Andrew...