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Fewer US layoffs no longer suggest strong hiring

October 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Applicants attend a Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant Open House as company representatives address the group Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Dallas. The airline announced that it is hiring 250 positions that include flight attendants, pilots and mechanics to be based out of its newly announced crew base at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. (AP Photo/Tony...

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Softbank in talks to invest in Sprint

October 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this combination of Associated Press file photo, a woman walks by a SoftBank shop in Tokyo Thursday, April 26, 2012, and a man walks past a Sprint store, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in New York. Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. was in...

End of the line for returnable Coca-Cola bottle

October 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, photo, Darvin Peterson loads glass bottles into a washer before they are filled up for the last time at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Winona, Minn. Nearly 6,000 6.5-ounce returnable glass bottles were filled for...

Iranian minister woos Indian businesses

October 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Iranian Ambassador to India Sayed Mehdi Nabizadeh listens as Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjoo unseen, speaks during an interactive business meeting with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry members in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct....

Huge window switch recall hampers Toyota comeback

October 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2007 file photo, an unidentified buyer searches through long lines of unsold 2007 Corolla and Camry sedans at a Toyota dealership in Boulder, Colo. Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe...

Review: Tablet apps fill in gap, won’t replace PCs

October 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated screen shot shows quickoffice, a program designed to make Apple and Android mobile devices compatible with Microsoft Office even if the software isn’t installed on them. Google Inc. bought the company making it this summer as part of its...

Finance leaders to address global economic threats

October 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, file photo, a man walks in front of the venue of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting. When global finance ministers meet this week in Tokyo, they’ll confront a triple challenge: Economic...

Could pepperoni spoil presidential debate?

October 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this combination of file photos, Republican presidential candidate former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, left, takes a bite of pizza during lunch with his wife Ann while campaigning at Village Pizza in Newport, N.H., Dec. 20, 2011, and then-Senator Barack Obama,...

Heating costs to rise this winter as cold returns

October 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 2, 2008, file photo, Wayne Holland of the Suburban Propane company delivers oil in Barre, Vt. Americans will pay more to heat their homes during the 2012-2013 winter season as they feel something they didn’t feel much of last...

US sues Wells Fargo over FHA-insured loan defaults

October 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this May 6, 2012, file photo, a Wells Fargo sign is displayed at a branch in New York. The federal government sued Wells Fargo Bank in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, blaming the nation’s largest originator of home mortgages for thousands of...