More Business Articles

  • New videogame set in Wyoming wilderness

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Two former Wyoming residents have created a videogame that centers around a park ranger stationed in a watchtower in the Shoshone National Forest wilderness with plot and dialogue based on real places within the state. "Firewatch" is the first video game to be released by a...

  • Reward offered for former billionaire's assets

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The trustee representing Montana's Yellowstone Club creditors is offering a reward to anyone who can help uncover assets the luxury resort's co-founder might have hidden from bankruptcy proceedings. Attorney Brian Glasser with West Virginia-based Bailey & Glasser LLP says...

  • Argentina to pay creditors, avoid US courts

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month. Under legislation that...

  • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates...

  • B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The move had been expected since Barnes &...

  • Brine hauler sues over biblical fracking billboard

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing local deep-injection gas wells is facing a legal threat from the well's Texas operator. Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges in a July lawsuit that the...

  • Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They're valued at $3.2 billion; only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among...

  • Warren Buffett's firm to pay $896,000 penalty

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has agreed to an $896,000 penalty for failing to tell regulators about a December 2013 investment in wallboard maker USG Corp. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. should have notified the Justice Department before...

  • Women small business owners struggle to get loans

    NEW YORK (AP) — Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank. Carrie Charlick and Marcia Cubitt have $4 million in sales but have been rejected for $500,000 credit lines since 2012. Their 11-year-old company,...

  • Revel shutdown OKd as prayer service nears

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hours before hundreds of workers were to hold a prayer rally as three casinos are set to close, New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for another one. The state Gaming Enforcement Division gave final approval to Revel's shutdown on Sept. 1 and 2, signing...

  • Mandatory Pa. casino theft fine ruled tossed out

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips. The unanimous ruling Tuesday by the state's highest court called the fine "strikingly...

  • US: Slow growth seen in Conn., Maine economies

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New federal statistics show economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the recession in 2009. The Commerce Department released statistics of quarterly gross domestic product — the measure of all goods and services — between...

  • Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his...

  • Global cruise lines set sail for China

    HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. What's also a surprise is the vessel's intended home...

  • Trading in US stocks subdued ahead of Fed minutes

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in midday trading as traders wait for the latest news from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,950 as of noon Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Liebsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

    Read More...
  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

    Read More...
  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

    Read More...