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Italian president tries to calm anxious markets

November 10, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 18, 2004 file photo, European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. Italy’s president moved swiftly Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, to reassure anxious markets, promising that Silvio Berlusconi would soon be vacating the premier’s office and unexpectedly...

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Locked-out ND workers press for jobless benefits

November 10, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

More than 100 people rally in the North Dakota Capitol’s Memorial Hall in Bismarck, N.D., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, to support American Crystal Sugar Co. workers, who have been locked out of the company’s sugar beet processing plants since Aug....

Review: Motorola revives Razr name with smartphone

November 10, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This photo taken Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011 shows the Motorola Droid Razr smartphone sold by Verizon Wireless in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With its super-slim, stylish frame, Motorola’s Razr phone became incredibly popular...

Govt to expand tests of risk-based screening

November 10, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing to report on efforts to secure the nation’s transit systems ten years...

UN reports Iran work ‘specific’ to nuke arms

November 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE -This Sept. 26, 2009 satellite image provided by GeoEye shows a suspected nuclear enrichment facility under construction inside a mountain located about 20 miles north northeast of Qom, Iran. The U.N. nuclear atomic energy agency said Tuesday, Nov. 8,...

CEO leaves legacy of big coasters at Cedar Point

November 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 7, 2008 file photo, Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. chief executive Richard Kinzel poses for a picture at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. Under the watch of the retiring Kinzel, the nation’s third biggest amusement...

Kan. gov.’s aide hears skepticism on ed funding

November 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Kansas State Board of Education member Walt Chappell, a Wichita Democrat, questions Gov. Sam Brownback’s policy director about the governor’s plan for revising the state’s school funding formula, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Topeka, Kan....

Bill would give Neb. gov pipeline routing power

November 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Nebraska State Senator Chris Langemeier of Schuyler testifies at a public hearing, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Lincoln, Neb. Langemeier said Tuesday that Nebraska lawmakers should hand pipeline-routing authority to Gov. Dave Heineman to address concerns over...

Treasurer: Family who hike NYC trip costs must pay

November 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane is shown in his office at the state Capitol in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. Crane plans to ask family members of government officials who go along on annual trips to New York City in the future to reimburse the state for their...

Secret Service will tweet info during APEC meeting

November 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Military personnel work at the Multi-Agency Communications Center (MACC) on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Honolulu, set up for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting at an undisclosed location. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)...