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Apple juice made in America? Think again.

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2008 file photo, a Vietnamese woman works at a fish market in Nha Trang, Vietnam. It might have surprised you to learn in recent news that Brazil tops Florida as the world’s largest orange juice producer. You probably also didn’t know most of our apple juice comes from China. [&hellip...

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Standard & Poor’s defends mass European downgrade

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks at a press conference in Kiel, northern Germany, Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 after a meeting with Christian Democratic (CDU) party leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Standard & Poor’s downgrades of nine...

Ship aground off Italy; 3 bodies found

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo released by the Guardia di Finanza (border Police), the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. The luxury cruise ship ran aground off the...

Court: Release Mich. bridge executives from jail

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Detroit International Bridge Company owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun stands next to a sheriff’s deputy before being led to jail, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in Detroit. Wayne County Circuit Judge Prentis Edwards sent Moroun and DIBC President Dan...

Tricky transfer awaits tanker inching to Alaska

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Coast Guard Cmdr. James Houck, the Forward Operating Base Nome Ice Boss, assists Scott O’Shea, with Vitus Marine, outline a safe path across the ice for fuel transfer hose in the Nome harbor Jan. 12, 2012. The path is being prepared for fuel hoses to...

Lions Gate buying ‘Twilight’ maker Summit

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from “The Hunger Games,” set for release on March 23, 2012. Movie and TV studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is buying Summit Entertainment, the maker of...

ND tourism director: Ad wasn’t meant to be racy

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo provided by the North Dakota Tourism Division, taken in the late summer of 2011 in the lounge of the Hotel Donaldson in downtown Fargo, N.D., caused an uproar when North Dakota’s tourism division advertised it this week as one of the photos...

Housing bust still haunts the banks

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 12, 2011 file photo shows the J.P. Morgan Chase logo at the base of one of the bank’s larger Lower Manhattan buildings in New York. JPMorgan Chase said Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, its income fell 23 percent in the fourth quarter of...

In bankruptcy, AMR suddenly becomes hot topic

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This June 29, 2011 file photo, shows an American Airlines aircraft at a Terminal D gate at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, in Grapevine, Texas. Rival airlines are looking at the carrier, now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as a takeover...

Obama takes on big government: ‘It has to change’

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on government reform, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking more power to shrink the government, President Barack Obama on...