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Summertime blues for drivers: Gas at August record

August 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, gas prices are advertised at a Sunoco gas station and market in Lapeer, Mich. U.S. drivers are paying an average of $3.72 per gallon on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. That’s the highest price ever on this date, according to auto club AAA, a shade above the [&hellip...

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Lowe's 2Q results miss expectations, cuts outlook

August 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Tuesday, June 19, 2012 photo, Lauren Jonker, opens up a dishwasher on display at a Lowe’s store in Atlanta. Unlike its no. 1 rival Home Depot, Lowe’s isn’t sharing in an improving housing market. The nation’s second largest...

Stocks slip, but Apple sets a record

August 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, specialists Thomas Bishop, left, and Michael Pistillo work at their post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are ending the Monday, just lower as Apple became the most valuable company ever, with...

Patton Construction Co.: Foundation Repair – Remodeling – Additions

August 20, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Gordon Patton (left) and Manuel Renteria are determining the new walls for an enclosed patio. Also seen are the new patio concrete and the new seven foot high yard fence. You can see from the photos and job histories, that Patton Construction’s work is...

Dems slam Ryan over Social Security privatization

August 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 19, 2012 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Columbus, Ohio. Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan as...

Sawmills move out of the forest, into the city

August 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 photo, Andre Scott, of Jersey City, N.J., throws a piece of trimmed wood cut from discarded tree trunk at Citilog in Newark, N.J. The Newark company takes unwanted trees from the so-called urban forest — parks, yards,...

Kid Rock helps wounded Afghan war vet get house

August 20, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

In this Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 photo, Kid Rock surprises Sgt. Davin Dumar, center, as Dumar’s wife, Dana Dumar, right, begins to cry in the great room of the model house similar to the one that will be built for the Dumars in Macomb Township, Mich. Kid...

Ranchers lose hope drought aid will come in time

August 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo from Aug. 1, 2012, cattle belonging to Todd Eggerling, of Martell, Neb., walk single-file through thin pasture to a water source beyond the hill. Due to the summer’s record drought and heat his cattle operation is in bad shape. Eggerling...

NY regulator has friends, foes after bank deal

August 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 7, 2012 photo, Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, speaks in Albany, N.Y. Although he endures sniping from banks, other regulators and the financial media, ex-colleagues say that the top...

Fisker recalling Karma sedans to fix fans

August 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2010 file photo, Fisker Automotive’s Fisker Karma, a sports luxury plug-in hybrid car, sits on display at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles. Fisker says Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, it is recalling the Karma sedan...