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Calif high speed rail drops Anaheim from $68B plan

April 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This image provided by the California High Speed Rail Authority shows an artist’s rendering of a high-speed train station. State rail officials say they’re going to shorten the route of this planned Bay Area-to-Southern California high speed train system, saying the $68 billion project won’t build a train line from San...

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Apple's 'iPad' is the only tablet people know

April 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Companies trip over themselves to make their brands household names. But only a few brands become so engrained in the lexicon that they’re synonymous with the products themselves. This so-called “genericization” can be both good and bad for companies...

Neb. nuke plant improving but won't restart soon

April 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Officials from the Omaha Public Power District, left, and officials from the NRC, right, hold a public hearing in Blair, Neb., Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Federal regulators said it’s unlikely the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant will restart before fall...

NRC chief pledges tough probe at Calif. nuke plant

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Ca., left, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, third from left, listen to San Onofre Nuclear Generator Station Plant manager Tom McCool, right, as they discuss the issues of the steam generators at the plant, where...

Dodgers say bankruptcy case is on track

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former Lakers star Magic Johnson, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt watch the Dodgers play the against the San Diego Padres on opening day for the two baseball teams on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) DOVER,...

Marines seek DOD guidance on social media use

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo released courtesy of Gary Stein shows the Camp Pendleton U.S. Marine, Stein, who has been criticizing President Obama on his Facebook page. Stein started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party to encourage fellow service members to...

US job market takes a break after hiring binge

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 7, 2012, file photo shows job seekers standing line during the Career Expo job fair, in Portland, Ore. Employers pulled back sharply on hiring last month, a reminder that the U.S. economy may not be growing fast enough to sustain...

Jobs report leaves Obama, Romney campaigns wary

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets people in the crowd following a campaign event at an energy services company in Tunkhannock, Pa.., Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Matt Lauer tells viewers he's staying at 'Today'

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

“Today” show co-host Matt Lauer and guest co-host, Sarah Palin, talk on the show’s set in New York on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Palin was the much-hyped guest co-host on NBC’s “Today,” going head-to-head against former...

Current TV countersues Olbermann, seeks damages

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2011 file photo, political pundit Keith Olbermann leaves a taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” in New York. Current TV says it has ejected Keith Olbermann from its talk-show lineup after less than a year....