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USDA announces $308M for disaster-stricken states

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This June, 10, 2011 file photo shows water flowing along West Warren’s 5900 West after it was cut to try to relieve some of the pressure created when a levee broke along the Weber River in West Warren, Utah. Utah and Missouri stand to receive more than one-third of $308 million in federal [&hellip...

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Gov. Brown asks Calif to dream big, approve taxes

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Jerry Brown, right, talks with Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardenia after he delivered his State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Brown urged legislators to...

Obama rejects Canada-Texas oil pipeline _ for now

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a politically explosive decision, President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected...

EBay reports higher 4Q earnings, revenue

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 22, 2011 file photo, two pedestrians pass eBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif. EBay Inc. reports quarterly financial results Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — EBay...

Mo. governor proposes higher ed cut, touts economy

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, left, delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate as Speaker of the House Steven Tilley, center, and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, right, listen Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the capitol in...

Wikipedia editors question site’s planned blackout

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2011 file photo, Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia speaks during the opening session at the London Cyberspace Conference in London. Wikipedia will black out the English language version of its website Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, to...

Asia stocks mixed after uneven US bank earnings

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

CORRECTS CURRENCY TO EURO AGAINST YEN – Passers-by are reflected on an electronic stock board displaying the euro’s quotation against the Japanese yen at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) BANGKOK (AP) —...

Southern California home sales see seasonal rise

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

New homes are under construction in a development in Carlsbad, Calif. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Home sales in Southern California jumped 14 percent in December over the previous month — a usual seasonal jump — but the sales price bottomed out as investors...

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang leaving company

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2008 file photo of Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang gestures in the Yahoo booth after he gave his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Yang announced Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, that he is leaving Yahoo. The...

Coast Guard to Italian captain: Go back aboard!

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A scuba diver recovers a body from the cruise ship Costa Concordia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Italian media say five bodies have been found aboard a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Tuscany, raising the official death toll to 11. Teams have been searching...