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Americans frustrated by congressional stalemates

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

David Kaiser, 46, of Miami, is shown as he speaks to the Associated Press about his thoughts on the possible extension of the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) CHICAGO (AP) — As Americans watch yet another political drama play out on Capitol Hill — this [&hellip...

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Apple’s late boss Steve Jobs to receive Grammy

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 6, 2011 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is shown during a keynote address to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Jobs is receiving a posthumous Grammy for his technological innovations in the arts. Jobs, who...

Stocks close higher on better job market news

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo, traders John Panin, center, and Robert Charmay, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. European markets bounced back Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, as the traditional holiday slowdown began in...

You can help solve Crime in Roswell!!

December 22, 2011 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Steve Wolfe, Chaves County Crime Stoppers Board President, explains the mission of Crime Stoppers at a recent meeting of the Roswell Optimist Club. Crime Stoppers is located in the Roswell SAFE Coalition Building at 426 N. Main Street. Both Crime Stoppers and...

Family hopes $150B civil award prompts charges

December 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This undated family photo shows Robbie Middleton, who was allegedly doused with gasoline and set on fire on his eighth birthday on June 28, 1998. An attorney who persuaded a Texas jury to award one of the largest civil verdicts ever says he and his clients...

BLM to re-offer lease on coal near Roundup

December 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this 2009 photo, coal is loaded on to a nearly mile-long BNSF train at Signal Peak Energy’s Bull Mountain mine south of Roundup, Mont. Another lease sale is planned for 35.5 million tons of publicly-owned coal near Roundup after an earlier bid on the...

White Castle burger chain considers alcohol sales

December 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This June 21, 2004 file photo shows a White Castle restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. White Castle, the 90-year-old hamburger chain known for its square “slider” burgers, is considering the idea of offering alcoholic beverages. (AP...

Obama to Boehner: Two-month tax cut only option

December 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama greets people outside of Del Ray Pizzeria, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Careening toward a politically toxic tax hike, President Barack Obama implored House Speaker John...

Stocks end mixed; Oracle miss drags down tech

December 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Dec. 20, 2011 photo, Steven Marcus, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. European stock markets extended gains Wednesday, Dec. 21, on a wave of pre-holiday optimism after the European Central Bank loaned a...

Report: Cause of furniture store blast unknown

December 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In a Dec. 29, 2010 photo, the scene of a suspected natural gas explosion at the William C. Franks Furniture store in Wayne, Mich. is seen. A nearly yearlong investigation into the explosion that killed two employees couldn’t determine the cause....