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Obama pitches tourism, campaign on East coast

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Maxine Vaughn, right, stands behind barricades set up for protesters across the street from Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater where President Barack Obama held one of several fundraisers he attended in New York, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — From the Magic Kingdom to the Apollo Theater, President Barack Obama on...

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US Attorney Walsh: Pot letters are not a bluff

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

US Attorney John Walsh speaks during a news conference in his office in Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Walsh sent letters last week to 23 dispensaries near schools telling them to shut down or else. The warnings are the strongest message to date that...

Nike unveils wristband that measures motion

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Oklahoma City Thunder’s star player Kevin Durant, far left, television talk show host Jimmy Fallon, second from left, the world’s fastest woman Carmelita Jeter, second from right, and Tour De France great Lance Armstrong, pose with Nike’s...

Minn. GOP agenda mostly features familiar ideas

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, is joined by Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, left, and Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R-Rochester, as they brief members of the media on the upcoming legislative session during a meeting at the State...

Experts see tough road for Kodak to reinvent self

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

An unidentified person enters Kodak Headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Eastman Kodak Co. said early Thursday Jan. 19, 2012 it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it seeks to boost its cash position and stay in business....

Popular file-sharing website Megaupload shut down

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated image obtained by The Associated Press shows the homepage of the website Megaupload.com. Federal prosecutors in Virginia have shut down one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, and charged its founder and others with...

Google’s 4Q disappoints as advertising prices sink

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Jan. 17, 2012 photo, a sign for Google is displayed behind the Google android robot, at the National Retail Federation, in New York. Google Inc., releases quarterly financial results Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Mark...

Snyder focus on jobs in 2nd State of State address

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

F;anked by Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville R-Monroe, left, and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, right, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, prepares to deliver his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Jan....

Williams-Sonoma must jump hurdles to return home

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 20, 2007 file photo Chuck Williams, center, founder of Williams-Sonoma Inc., stands outside his very first storefront as a plaque, lower left, is unveiled to mark his company’s 50th anniversary in Sonoma, Calif. High-end...

7 charged in $78M record-setting inside trade case

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Anthony Chiasson, Level Global Investors LP co-founder leaves Manhattan Federal Court after being released on bail on charges of insider trading Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in New York. Greed on Wall Street set a record, authorities said Wednesday as they...