southtownstar.suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT webmaster@suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/southtownstar.gif Southtown Star logo http://southtownstar.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Can you avoid Amazon and still get deals? ]]> Lead story image

If you’re searching online for anything from beauty products to books, it is hard to avoid Amazon. Still, it can be done. Here are ways to have an Amazon-like shopping experience while avoiding the behemoth itself. ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:40:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30747364-420/can-you-avoid-amazon-and-still-get-deals.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30747364-420/can-you-avoid-amazon-and-still-get-deals.html <![CDATA[ Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher ]]>

U.S. stock indexes closed higher as big companies turn in encouraging quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 200 points Thursday, thanks in large part to a big gain in Visa, the Dow’s highest-priced stock. ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:37:09 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30740769-420/big-gain-in-visa-drives-dow-average-higher.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30740769-420/big-gain-in-visa-drives-dow-average-higher.html <![CDATA[ US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in 3rd quarter ]]>

The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:01:13 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30740085-420/us-economy-grew-at-35-percent-rate-in-3rd-quarter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30740085-420/us-economy-grew-at-35-percent-rate-in-3rd-quarter.html <![CDATA[ Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’ ]]> Lead story image

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:59:35 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30740091-420/tim-cook-im-proud-to-be-gay.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30740091-420/tim-cook-im-proud-to-be-gay.html <![CDATA[ Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges ]]> Lead story image

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:52:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30740098-420/samsung-vows-changes-after-mobile-profit-plunges.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30740098-420/samsung-vows-changes-after-mobile-profit-plunges.html <![CDATA[ LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales ]]> Lead story image

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high. ]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:10:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30717200-420/lg-electronics-profit-surges-on-smartphone-sales.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30717200-420/lg-electronics-profit-surges-on-smartphone-sales.html <![CDATA[ Chrysler recalls over 566,000 trucks, SUVs ]]>

Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 SUVs and trucks because malfunctioning fuel heaters can cause fires, or a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control. ]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:12:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30717151-420/chrysler-recalls-over-566000-trucks-suvs.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30717151-420/chrysler-recalls-over-566000-trucks-suvs.html <![CDATA[ Hyatt 3Q results hurt by climbing expenses ]]>

Hyatt Hotels Corp. said Wednesday its third-quarter net income dropped 42 percent, hindered by rising expenses. ]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:12:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30717150-420/hyatt-3q-results-hurt-by-climbing-expenses.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30717150-420/hyatt-3q-results-hurt-by-climbing-expenses.html <![CDATA[ Macy’s to head overseas with branch in Abu Dhabi ]]>

The Middle East will be getting the world’s first Macy’s department store outside the United States, and just for good measure, its second Bloomingdale’s, too. ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:32:32 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30699646-420/macys-to-head-overseas-with-branch-in-abu-dhabi.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30699646-420/macys-to-head-overseas-with-branch-in-abu-dhabi.html <![CDATA[ Honda lowers earnings forecast ]]> Lead story image

Honda’s net profit for the July-September quarter surged nearly 18 percent but the Japanese automaker lowered its earnings forecast for the full year Tuesday, pointing to difficulties in China and its home Japan market. ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:04:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30699659-420/honda-lowers-earnings-forecast.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30699659-420/honda-lowers-earnings-forecast.html <![CDATA[ BP profits hit by drop in oil prices ]]>

British oil company BP says its earnings have fallen in the third quarter as the price of crude oil dropped globally. ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:04:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30699642-420/bp-profits-hit-by-drop-in-oil-prices.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30699642-420/bp-profits-hit-by-drop-in-oil-prices.html <![CDATA[ GM to move production of Volt part to US ]]>

General Motors is moving production of the Chevrolet Volt’s electric drive unit from Mexico to a Detroit-area factory as it updates the slow-selling car to increase its electric range and make it perform better. ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:07:12 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30699674-420/gm-to-move-production-of-volt-part-to-us.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30699674-420/gm-to-move-production-of-volt-part-to-us.html <![CDATA[ United begins direct South Bend-Newark flights ]]>

Northern Indiana officials are celebrating the start of direct air service between South Bend International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:01:47 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30687436-420/united-begins-direct-south-bend-newark-flights.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30687436-420/united-begins-direct-south-bend-newark-flights.html <![CDATA[ Valeant: We’ll lift offer for Botox maker ]]>

The Canadian drugmaker Valeant said it would be willing to raise its takeover bid for Allergan by almost 12 percent, which would mean $200 or more per share for the maker of Botox. ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:48:01 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30678167-420/valeant-well-lift-offer-for-botox-maker.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30678167-420/valeant-well-lift-offer-for-botox-maker.html <![CDATA[ Toyota at top in global vehicle sales over VW, GM ]]>

Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world’s top-selling automaker in the first three quarters of the year. ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:28:32 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30678184-420/toyota-at-top-in-global-vehicle-sales-over-vw-gm.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30678184-420/toyota-at-top-in-global-vehicle-sales-over-vw-gm.html <![CDATA[ Obama taking action to push manufacturing ]]>

President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers. ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:05:22 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30678171-420/obama-taking-action-to-push-manufacturing.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/business/30678171-420/obama-taking-action-to-push-manufacturing.html