Boeing boosted CEO’s 2012 pay 15 percent

March 16, 2013

Boeing CEO Jim McNerney’s compensation rose 15 percent last year to $21.1 million, as the company rewarded him for better-than-expected profits and faster airplane production. McNerney’s pay was disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday and analyzed by The Associated Press. It covered 2012, before problems emerged with Boeing’s new 787 that have grounded the plane Read More

Boss at ailing Calif. nuke plant made $2M in 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The top executive overseeing the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant on the California coast received compensation valued at nearly $2 million last year, according to a regulatory filing released Friday. The seaside reactors between San Diego and Los Angeles haven’t produced electricity since January 2012, when a tiny radiation leak Read More

House passes GOP bill to streamline job training

March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House on Friday passed Republican legislation that would end or consolidate dozens of duplicative job training programs with the objective of making it easier for people to gain the skills they need in a changing job market. It’s a goal that President Barack Obama says he shares while disagreeing with Read More

Ex-JPMorgan exec says Dimon withheld data from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon held back showing federal regulators reports in May that revealed the bank had accumulated billions of dollars in trading losses, according to congressional testimony Friday from the firm’s former chief financial officer. Douglas Braunstein, who is now a vice chairman at the bank, told the Senate Permanent Read More

Maine school laptop contract to be open to others

March 14, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The only state to provide laptops to public school students statewide said Thursday the contract it’s negotiating for new devices can be used by other states if they’re interested in following suit. Maine has zeroed in on five different laptops and tablets as it prepares to replace more than 35,000 Apple Read More

Bankruptcy expert named Detroit emergency manager

DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy expert who represented automaker Chrysler LLC during its successful restructuring has been chosen to steer Detroit out of its financial abyss. The distressed city, which was once one of the nation’s most prosperous manufacturing centers, is now the largest U.S. city to have its finances placed under state control. Gov. Read More

USDA suspends some ag reports due to budget cuts

March 13, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s statistical arm said it won’t issue some agricultural reports this year because of automatic federal budget cuts, alarming some in the dairy industry who fear the information void could wreak havoc with milk prices. The National Agricultural Statistics Service keeps tabs on a wide range of Read More

Netflix’s US customers get Facebook-sharing tool

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-awaited coming attraction has finally arrived for Netflix’s U.S. subscribers. They will now be able to automatically see what their Facebook friends have been watching on the Internet video service, as long as they are willing to open a peephole into their viewing habits, too. The sharing tool announced Wednesday Read More

General: Detection deters major cyber attacks

March 12, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders are deterred from launching a major electronic attack on vital infrastructure in the United States because they know such a strike could be traced to its source and would generate a robust response, the military’s top cyber warrior said during congressional testimony Tuesday. But Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of Read More

Purenergy celebrating one year

SHERIDAN — Purenergy Fitness is celebrating its one year anniversary this week with special offers for new and existing members. “We have come a long way in one year,” owner Nolan Moxey said in a press release. “We have increased our number of employees to nine, increased our class offerings to 21 classes per week Read More

Business Briefcase

Landon’s workshops scheduled for Saturday, Tuesday SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery invites the public to two free workshops on Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery. At 10 a.m. nursery staff will present “What’s New, What’s Hot.” Participants will be introduced to some of the new annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that Landon’s will have available Read More

Plans moving forward on proposed First People’s Center for Education

  SHERIDAN — The effort to build a new center for improving educational opportunities in Native American communities is set to move forward this week. After nearly a year of planning, the public unveiling of a feasibility study for a proposed institute and think tank at the north end of Sheridan will take place today. Read More

Algeria’s security forces to protect energy plants

March 11, 2013

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian official says that the country’s security forces will take over the job of securing the country’s oil and gas sites following a spectacular terrorist attack and mass hostage-taking on a gas installation in January. An inquiry into the Ain Amenas plant assault blasted private companies currently responsible for site Read More

America’s new love: Water

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country’s heart.As New York City’s ban on the sale of large cups of soda and other sugary drinks at some businesses starts on Tuesday, one thing is clear: soda’s run as the Read More

U.S. service firms grow at fastest pace in a year

March 5, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies grew in February at the fastest pace in a year, buoyed by higher sales, more new orders and solid job growth. The gain suggests higher taxes have yet to slow consumer spending on services. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to Read More

Expo highlights students and programs in technology department

SHERIDAN — After an absence of several years, the Sheridan College Technology Expo and Open House is set to return Wednesday at the SC campus tech center and the SC Construction Technology Shop at 244 N. Brooks St. The event aims to showcase both students and programs of the SC Technology Department.

Sheridan alumnus makes waves in national business competition

March 4, 2013

SHERIDAN — Just weeks after they won $13,500 in start-up capital and a great deal of exposure in a national entrepreneurship competition, Sheridan High School graduate Alex Lowe and two of his classmates at Massachusetts’ Babson College have incorporated a new company set to specialize in live-roasted craft coffee. “We’re well on our way to Read More

Building a business, making it a success

March 1, 2013

  SHERIDAN — The Chief Operating Officer of a Laramie-based product manufacturing company told a packed house at The Black Tooth Brewing Company Thursday that having a good idea isn’t enough when it comes to owning a business. Tony Nevshemal, COO of Raman Spectrometer specialists DeltaNu, said the ability to competently run the company is Read More

‘e2e’ business presentation at Black Tooth

February 26, 2013

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Technology Business Center’s “e2e” educational networking program will offer a business presentation titled “Transforming Your Startup Into a Process Driven Company.” Tony Nevshemal will talk about his experiences, including guiding a small University of Wyoming invention spinoff company to its acquisition by a Nasdaq listed company.

Landon’s hosting free workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery is hosting several free workshops Saturday. At 10 a.m. Phil Gilmore will present “Compost — the Soil Miracle.” Attendees can learn how to turn table scraps and lawn leavings into rich black compost to nourish gardens.

Thriving with a low profile: Hard work key for owners of businesses in Story community

STORY — For a business to survive in an isolated area like Story, its owners need to be driven. That’s a lesson Andrea and Dick Phillips learned quickly after purchasing the longstanding Wagon Box Inn and relocating from Casper in 2004.

CrossFit crew takes first at state competition

February 19, 2013

SHERIDAN — Cloud Peak CrossFit took first place honors at a statewide CrossFit competition this past weekend. The Second Annual CrossFit Affiliate Competition was held in Casper and featured 17 teams from CrossFit gyms around Wyoming. This year’s first place finish is far cry from the gym’s showing at last year’s event.

SMH Auxiliary gifts $40k

February 5, 2013

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented donations to the hospital totaling $40,000 at the organization’s annual meeting Feb. 1. The Auxiliary has now provided the hospital with more than $413,000 over the years.

Nominations being accepted for seniors Valentine’s Day gift

January 29, 2013

SHERIDAN – Senior living community Emeritus at Sugarland Ridge is encouraging Sheridan residents to nominate an area senior who might be alone this Valentine’s Day to receive a free dinner at home with presents and friends. One local senior will be chosen among those nominated by the public to receive the prize.

Ahlstrom named RENEW president, CEO

SHERIDAN – Rehabilitation Enterprises of Northeastern Wyoming has announced that Chris Ahlstrom has been named as the new CEO and president of the nonprofit organization. Ahlstrom who has been serving as RENEW’s chief financial officer will continue on as CFO while now also serving as RENEW’s president and CEO. He had been the nonprofit’s acting president Read More

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