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Argentina sees grains windfall from US drought

July 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Saturday, July 14, 2012 photo, trucker Miguel Gospodneich, slightly obscured by grain dust, watches as soybeans shoot from the shaft of a grain harvester into his truck to be transported for sale, near Pergamino, Argentina. Record soy prices due to the punishing drought in America’s heartland has been a boon for Argentina, where [&hellip...

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Texas GOP leaders vow to keep fighting feds

July 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

T. Boone Pickens smiles as he speaks during the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute Irving Energy Summit Thursday, July 19, 2012, in Irving, Texas. The TCCRI has held meetings throughout the state to discuss developing Texas’ natural...

American Airlines lauds NY worker's 70-year career

July 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photograph provided by American Airlines shows Azriel “Al” Blackman posing with an airplane while serving in the army during the Korean war. American Airlines is celebrating the 70-year service of a New York City mechanic who says he...

Environmentalists stage Capitol 'human oil spill'

July 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

CORRECTS CREDIT TO GRAND RAPIDS PRESS INSTEAD OF STATE JOURNAL – Environmental activists stage a “human oil spill” at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. to protest plans to replace and expand a pipeline that fouled the Kalamazoo River...

Officials track down assets of disgraced Iowa CEO

July 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former employees of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. and other companies owned by Russ Wasendorf Sr. pick up information about benefits that could be available to them during a meeting in Waterloo, Iowa on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Wasendorf’s business...

Google takes aim at Mexico's drug cartels

July 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks Tuesday, July 17, 2012, during the Illicit Networks Forces in Opposition conference organized by Google Inc.’s think tank Google Ideas, in partnership with the Council of Foreign Relations, in Westlake Village,...

Vegas mogul fires back at China prostitution claim

July 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 12, 2012 file photo, Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at a news conference for the Sands Cotai Central in Macau. Adelson is firing back at his former Macau casino executive’s claim that Adelson approved...

US home construction makes slow, steady comeback

July 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012, photo, workers finish up a house under construction in Wylie, Texas. U.S. builders broke ground on the most new homes and apartments in nearly four years last month, the latest evidence of a slow housing recovery. The...

Delta passenger thought needle was a toothpick

July 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, file photo, a Delta Airlines plane taxis past a gate at Logan Airport in Boston. Police at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport have opened a criminal investigation into how needles got into turkey sandwiches served to...

Bernanke: Recession likely if Congress doesn't act

July 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke pauses as he arrives to give a semiannual report to the Senate Banking Committee, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Bernanke’s testimony comes as job growth has slumped, manufacturing has...