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Romney campaign criticizes Obama’s experience

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama walks through his Hyde Park neighborhood with senior advisor Valerie Jarrett to Marty Nesbitt’s home, Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — A weak labor market provided energy Sunday for criticism of President Barack Obama, with the campaign of presumptive Republican challenger Mitt...

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Clinton: US needs Europe ‘operating at full speed’

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to media at a press conference at the Swedish government offices Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Erik Martensson) SWEDEN OUT STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary...

Annual Warren Buffett lunch auction begins Sunday

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo from May 7 2012, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, gestures in Omaha, Neb. Buffett is again auctioning off a private lunch, and the California charity that benefits is hoping the winning bid will top $2...

CEO: Ala. pension fund investments have big impact

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 31, 2012 photo, Retirement Systems of Alabama Executive Director David Bronner poses for a photo in his Montgomery, Ala., office. One study of the state pension program shows it has put about 10 percent of its investments in Alabama, and those...

Bleak US jobs report a danger to global economy

June 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Michael Liloia, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, June 1, 2012. The stock market suffered its worst day of the year Friday after a surprisingly weak report about hiring and employment cast a pall of gloom over the U.S....

Spain PM insists on sticking to austerity measures

June 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Brokers talk, while screens display Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speech, at the Stock Exchange in Madrid, Monday, May 28, 2012. Shares in Spanish bank Bankia, one of the banks hardest hit by Spain’s real estate collapse over the past four...

Obama to Congress: Act now on bills to aid economy

June 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama waves to a small crowd after arriving at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, June, 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants Congress to act on bills he says will accelerate the...

Bentonite industry booms in Wyoming and Montana

June 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Geologist Gretchen Hurley with the Bureau of Land Management walks through a bentonite bed east of Greybull on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Applications to BLM to mine bentonite are increasing. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Martin Kidston) GREYBULL, Wyo. (AP) —...

Clinton urges cooperation in resource-rich Arctic

June 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Stoere, right, talk together onboard the Arctic Research vessel Helmer Hanssen on a fjord, near the northern Norwegian city of Tromso, Norway, Saturday June...

Outcry over Romney’s Mass. affirmative action move

June 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 23, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition’s 2012 Small Business Summit in Washington. With a few strokes of his pen on a sleepy holiday six...