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Durable goods orders drop by most in 3 years

February 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 27, 2012 photo, Chris Kraft loads a new mattress set that he purchased at Costco Wholesale store in Glendale, Calif. The Commerce Department said Tuesday, Feb. 28, orders for durable goods _ products that are expected to last at least three years _ fell 4 percent last month. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) WASHINGTON [&hellip...

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Pecos Diamond Pecans is a full service custom pecan shelling plant and retail store

February 28, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Lisa Chavez (left) and Maria Wilkinson work at the final inspection table where any shell fragments are removed by hand prior to packaging. Pecos Diamond Pecans’ services include: custom retail and custom wholesale shelling; and custom cracking, with fully...

Obama welcomes TransCanada plan for new pipeline

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2005 file photo, the marker that welcomes commuters to Cushing, Okla. is seen. Canadian company TransCanada says it will build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack Obama blocked the larger Keystone XL...

Proview seeks to regain global rights to iPad name

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A customer tries out Apple’s iPad 2 at a retail shop in Chongqing, China, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. The Taiwan-based maker Proview Electronics said Monday it is now seeking to regain worldwide rights to the iPad name and is suing Apple Inc. for alleged...

Detroit automakers race to keep up with sales

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FOR RELEASE AT 3:01 A.M EST MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012. THIS PHOTO MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED IN PRINT, ONLINE OR FOR BROADCAST UNTIL 3:01 A.M. EST. In this Feb. 8, 2012 photo, Laurie Schmald Moncrieff president of Schmald Tool and Die in Burton, Mich., sits in her...

OR considers banning job ads excluding unemployed

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Legislative chamber is shown Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at the capitol, in Salem, Ore. Oregon legislators came to Salem with a long list of big-ticket items to tackle during a short February session. The month’s almost over, but their list is still...

Work underway on planning for Susitna dam project

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Wayne Dyok, project manager of the proposed Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, discusses work that’s been done on the project in a speech to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dyok says the latest cost...

W. Pa. wells had casing failures in complaint area

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 file photo, Kimberlie McEvoy collects discolored well water as it comes from her kitchen sink at her home in Evans City, Pa. McEvoy and other residents say the water problems started about a year ago, after Rex...

Argentine leader hints at renationalizing trains

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this picture released by Argentina’s Press Office, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez, right, waves to supporters as she attends a ceremony marking the bicentennial of the creation of the Argentinean flag in Rosario, Argentina, Monday,...

G-20 linking IMF hike to bigger EU 'firewall' fund

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivers a speech during a conference at a so-called Group of 20 meeting in Mexico City, Sunday Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The G-20 nations are conditioning additional money for the...