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Lawyer: ‘Bullying’ led to Hawaii shooting by agent

November 18, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A closed McDonald’s restaurant where a federal agent has been charged with killing a man is shown on Kuhio Ave. in Honolulu, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. A federal agent charged with killing a man inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Waikiki was in Hawaii to help with security at this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, officials...

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Panetta in Conn.: US must protect industrial base

November 18, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, center, speaks with Electric Boat president John Casey, left, as they board the Virginia-class submarine Mississippi, as Panetta visits Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Electric Boat, a division of...

Congress OKs bill averting government shutdown

November 18, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) WASHINGTON (AP) — A weekend government shutdown that neither party wanted was averted...

Police begin making arrests at LA B of A tower

November 18, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Police officers arrests a protester during a rally in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Occupy Wall Street demonstrators held modestly sized, but energetic rallies around the country Thursday to celebrate two months since the movementís birth and signal...

Online reviews site Yelp to go public

November 18, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken Oct. 26, 2011, Yelp CEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman is shown at the new Manhattan offices of the online reviews website in New York. Yelp is hoping investors give it a five-star rating, as the popular online review...

Music museum key to Atlantic City Hard Rock casino

November 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

James Allen, CEO of Hard Rock International, speaks to reporters about his company’s plan for a new “boutique” casino-hotel in Atlantic City N.J. that would also include a museum on the history of music, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. The New...

Gas line explodes in Ohio, destroys 3 homes, barn

November 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Flames shoot into the air following a gasline explosion near the Athens-Morgan County line in Southeastern Ohio on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Authorities say the fire from the natural gas line rupture and explosion is under control. Houston-based Tennessee Gas...

Higher costs, Europe weigh on Abercrombie results

November 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 14, 2011 photo, Abercrombie & Fitch clothing is displayed at a store in Phoenix. Abercrombie & Fitch said Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, its third-quarter net income edged up nearly 2 percent as higher costs for commodities such as cotton...

Deal would settle OHA crown land revenue claim

November 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chairwoman Collette Machado, left, speaks at a news conference with OHA attorney Bill Meheula, center, and Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, right, in Honolulu on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. The state and OHA have agreed in principle to a...

Group wants changes to state tax credit law

November 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Ron Holmstrom, left, Screen Actors Guild representative for Alaska, is shown during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is a member of the Alaska Film Alliance, a group that formed to seek changes in the state’s film...