RadioShack files for bankruptcy protection, to sell stores

...to find a long-term plan to stay in business.RadioShack worked hard on its turnaround efforts, hiring Walgreen Co. executive Joe Magnacca as its CEO and former Treasury Department adviser Harry J. Wilson as chief revitalization officer. It also...

Grant through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation moves up GRU cancer trials for kids

...exactly what the foundation was hoping for in creating the grants this year, said Jay Scott, Alex's father and Co-Executive Director of the foundation."If you think of cutting out a couple of years, there are going to be kids that have...

Promises of easier nuclear power plant construction fall short in new round of building

...more than the originally budgeted $6.1 billion on its share of the project.Joseph "Buzz" Miller, a Southern Co. executive tasked with building the nuclear plant, thinks building in modules can still work, despite the recent trouble...

'Homegrown' research at GRU gets award grant of $375,000

...stood out from all of the ones that we received as being potentially impactful to kids with cancer," said Jay Scott, co-executive director of the foundation. "One of the things we like to do with our grants is, could this project impact a kid with...

Business news

...boost stock prices, and encourage more spending.Ford predicts profits will fall in 2nd quarter A top Ford Motor Co. executive said Wednesday that the company's second-quarter pretax profits could fall below the first quarter because of rising...

State cuts to Medicaid affect patients, providers

...according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.Critics say the moves are shortsighted.Joan Alker, the co-executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, said slashing Medicaid will not stop...

CEO: Synovus at turning point

...sage words of advice offered up a couple of years ago from longtime company board member and retired W.C. Bradley Co. executive Bill Turner."He said: Whenever you start making money, that will solve a lot of problems," Stelling remarked...

Cheap reality shows work to trim costs

...courtesy of Absolut Vodka and MAC Cosmetics." "There's just less money around," said Michael Hirschorn, co-executive producer of the Hilton show, as he sat outside its sun-drenched set in a modernistic building overlooking the San...

Life & style
FORT WORTH, Texas - The president of Tandy Corp.'s ailing Computer City unit is out, just five months after he was hired to turn around the chain of computer stores. Matt Howard, 55 resigned Monday for "personal and family reasons," said Louann Blaylock,

...company chairman and chief executive, will become the unit's acting president. Howard, a Sears, Roebuck and Co. executive, arrived at Computer City following the unit's estimated $12 million last year. He replaced Alan Bush, who resigned...

Candy maker Necco has change of heart

...competition from abroad. Also part of Necco's transformation are new CEO Richard Krause, a former Procter & Gamble Co. executive who arrived in August, and other new managers, including Hague. Krause said Necco - which he called the nation's...