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UN conference adopts extension of Kyoto accord

December 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Seeking to control global warming, nearly 200 countries agreed Saturday to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that limits the greenhouse gas output of some rich countries, but will only cover about 15 percent of global emissions. The extension was adopted by a U.N. climate conference after hard-fought sessions and despite [&hellip...

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‘Borderlands 2,’ ‘Dishonored’ win at Spike VGAs

December 8, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

Host Samuel L. Jackson speaks onstage at Spike’s 10th Annual Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cartoony post-apocalyptic shoot-’em-up...

IBM shifts 401(k) policy to once-a-year matches

December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, a car passes the IBM offices in San Jose, Calif. IBM will begin making lump-sum matching contributions to employees’ 401(k) accounts on an annual basis, rather than contributing each time a worker gets a...

Pilots approve new contract with American Airlines

December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Keith Wilson, president of the Allied Pilots Association, announces results of the vote on a new contract with American Airlines in the lobby of the union headquarters on Friday, Dec., 7, 2012 in Dallas. Pilots at American Airlines approved a new labor...

Bus driver not guilty of manslaughter in NY crash

December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE–In this photo from Saturday, March 12, 2011, emergency personnel investigate the scene of a bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx borough of New York. A verdict has been reached in a manslaughter case against the bus driver Ophadell Williams,...

Academy Award maker plans layoffs in Chicago

December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2009 file photo, an Oscar statue is sanded and buffed at R.S. Owens & Co., in Chicago. The company said it will be laying off 95 workers on Dec. 17, 2012. The cuts come a month after R.S. Owens announced it was being...

Legal pot complicates drug-free work policies

December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Brandon Coats works on his computer at his home in Denver on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The Colorado case of Brandon Coats is giving employers pause. Coats, 33, was a telephone operator for Dish Network. Paralyzed as a teenager in a car crash, he’s also...

Cozzens Tax Service is ready to give you excellent tax service

December 7, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

  Marilyn Cozzens started her tax business in 1982 in California and has been an “Enrolled Agent” since 1985. Marilyn returned to Roswell in 2003 and has operated Cozzens Tax Service since that time. Marilyn keeps abreast of all changes in tax law by...

AP Exclusive: Japan scientists took utility money

December 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 18, 2011 file photo, workers in white radiation protective suits, go through an operation to decontaminate radiation from the roof of Yasawa Kindergarten in Minami-Soma, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) away from the tsunami-crippled...

Crystal CEO says company still willing to talk

December 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

John Riskey, BCTGM Local 167G President, Heidi Durand, Moorhead City Council, and Reverend John Anderson wait for permission to deliver more than 80,000 petitions from across the country to shareholders and growers at the annual American Crystal Sugar Company...