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Australian PM, at APEC, learns of father’s death

September 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard gestures as she talks to reporters soon after her arrival at the APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Baker) VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s father died Saturday while the Australian leader was in Vladivostok for an APEC summit. “He has...

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Review: Kindle Fire HD screen is a big improvement

September 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

An Amazon Kindle Fire HD is seen on introduction in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Buying movies and TV shows to watch on the Kindle Fire will be a lot more appealing now that Amazon’s...

China, Russia pledge support for Asia growth

September 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo released by APEC 2012, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao during the APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, . (AP Photo/APEC2012) VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — China will ensure...

Coca-Cola’s newest drink is just a few drops

September 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo provided by Coca-Cola via Fast Horse marketing agency shows all four Dasani Drops flavors. Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, is introducing its Dasani Drops in coming weeks, which can be squeezed into water for some on-the-spot...

Steve Wynn seeking $12 million in slander trial

September 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Casino mogul Steve Wynn arrives at court for his slander trial Thursday Sept. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles. Wynn is contesting accusations made by “Girls Gone Wild” creator, Joe Francis. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn producer Joe Francis...

Hiring slows in August, putting pressure on Fed

September 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 file photo, job seekers wait in line at a construction job fair in New York. U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, a weak figure that could slow any momentum...

Feds: Love triangle feud led to false jet threat

September 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Kenneth W. Smith Jr., exits the U.S. Courthouse, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Philadelphia. Smith was arrested and is charged with making a hoax threat that led authorities to recall a plane in midair to the Philadelphia airport. Federal authorities charged...

Kroger profit dips as costs rise

September 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This March 1, 2011 photo shows a customer walking down the bread and pastry aisle at a Kroger Co. supermarket. The Kroger Co. reported a second-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, as the supermarket operator said its...

What a birthday: Hoax removes man from Philly jet

September 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Law enforcement officials work around a US Airways flight at Philadelphia International Airport, after the plane returned to the airport, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Philadelphia. A security scare that prompted authorities to recall an airborne U.S. flight...

Review: Kindle Fire HD screen is a big improvement

September 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

An Amazon Kindle Fire HD is seen on introduction in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD boasts a much more vibrant screen than the original tablet that came out...