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Windstorm knocks out power in Reno-Tahoe area

December 13, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 1:00 p,m., EST shows a large storm system over the Pacific Northwest with its associated cold front over California. Heavy rain and strong winds will continue to batter the region while the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada will see very heavy snow. A stationary [&hellip...

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Can Amy Pascal’s career survive Sony cyberattack?

December 13, 2014 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

FILE –In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman, arrives at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Pascal is under fire...

Restaurant, woman who drank toxic tea reach deal

December 13, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, shows the exterior of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in South Jordan, Utah. Jan Harding has reached a settlement with the barbecue chain restaurant where she unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals and nearly...

Grand Canyon contract offer fails to attract bids

December 13, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 22, 2012 file photo shows a view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Officials have given up for now on soliciting bids for one of the Park Service’s largest and most lucrative contracts, to run iconic...

Studio head, producer apologize for Jolie, Obama remarks

December 12, 2014 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, director Angelina Jolie poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film “Unbroken” in London. Scott Rudin, the high-powered producer at the center of the latest embarrassment stemming...

Governor’s budget: education, police cameras

December 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Granite Park Jr. High student Muna Abdullah, 13, takes a photo with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert following his announcement of his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Herbert wants to see lawmakers pay for body cameras for...

Ex-TV pitchman disrupts hearing on owl allegations

December 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

In this May 10, 2006 photo, Dell Schanze watches the proceedings during his trial in West Jordan, Utah. The TV pitchman accused of chasing a barn owl in flight on his motorized paraglider is expected to appear in federal court Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The...

Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally

December 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 17, 2007 file photo, exhibitors work on laptop computers in front of an illuminated Google logo at the industrial fair Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany. Google said Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 it will shut down its Google News service...

CBS extends CEO Moonves’ contract another 2 years

December 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 29, 2013 file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS is extending the contract of President and CEO Moonves for another two years, through June 2019. CBS...

An early stock market rally fizzles as oil sinks

December 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Trader Daniel Kryger works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Stocks are rising in midday trading after the U.S. government reported a pickup in retail sales last month.(AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — A rally on the...