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Google opens music store to US, challenge to Apple

November 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Senior product manager Michael Siliski introduces Google’s digital music store in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. For the first time, Google Inc. will sell songs on the Android Market, its online store for apps, movies and books. Some songs are free, while others were priced at 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29. Some examples [&hellip...

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Target’s 3Q profits up 3.7 percent

November 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This Nov. 15, 2011 photo, shows a Target store sign, in Miami. Target Corp. is reporting a 3.7 percent increase in third-quarter profits Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, helped by solid spending and improvement in its credit card business. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)...

Workers push back against earlier holiday openings

November 17, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Anthony Hardwick, a part-time employee at a north Omaha Target store, poses for a photo in front of his place of employment, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Hardwick launched a petition asking Target department stores to drop plans to open at midnight...

Witnesses ask for leniency for self-help author

November 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Self-help author James Arthur Ray, left, sits with one of his attorneys Thomas Kelly during a pre-sentencing hearing at Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott, Ariz. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Prosecutors want the maximum punishment for the deaths they say were...

Home Depot’s 3Q net rises on storm boost

November 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

An employee at the Home Depot wears an apron in Irving, Texas, Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Spending on home projects and storm-related repairs helped boost Home Depot Inc.’s third-quarter net income 12 percent, the home-improvement retailer said Tuesday,...

Asia stocks lower as Italy borrowing costs rise

November 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A trader makes a phone call at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, where the curve of the German stock index went down in the morning but went up again in the afternoon.(AP Photo/Michael Probst) BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets...

Jesse Jackson joins 200 protesters at Ohio rally

November 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Rev. Jesse Jackson gives a speech to protesters at an Occupy Cincinnati protest at Piatt Park in downtown Cincinnati, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman) CINCINNATI (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined demonstrators at a rally Tuesday protesting...

Apple names Arthur Levinson non-exec chair

November 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 31, 2006 file photo, Genentech Chairman Arthur Levinson is shown at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. Apple on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 named Levinson, a board member since 2000, as its chairman. (AP Photo/Kimberly...

Recall effort against Wisconsin Gov. Walker begins

November 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Carla Koykkari, right, of Madison, signs a petition to force a recall election against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as petition circulator Sue Breckenridge observes on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer) MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

Pipelines at risk of failure in Montana, Wyoming

November 16, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 11,2011 file photo oil swirls in a small eddy in a back channel of the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Mont. Federal safety regulators are due to disclose to a state panel whether any more oil or gas pipelines crossing beneath streams...