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Iran bans ‘luxury’ imports as sanctions bite

November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Iranian shopkeeper Masoud Hatami works at a home appliance store in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Sanctions-hit Iran has banned the import of foreign-made cars, laptops, and other ‘luxury’ goods in the hope of saving billions of dollars in hard currency, a state-owned newspaper reported Thursday. IRAN daily listed 75 products, from...

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Montana considers elk reductions to curb disease

November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

An undated photo shows a bull elk bugling north of Gardiner, Mont. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists have begun capturing and testing elk for brucellosis. (AP Photo/Bozeman Daily Chronicle,Sean Sperry ) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A broad plan to...

Duke Energy 3Q earnings hurt by mild weather

November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 14, 2012 photo, a Duke Energy employee works on power lines in Charlotte, N.C. : Duke Energy reported its first quarterly earnings as the nation’s biggest electric utility after completing its acquisition of Progress Energy in late June....

McDonald’s sales drop for first time since 2003

November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, Carlos Gonzalez and Elsa Guzman eat breakfast at a McDonald’s restaurant, in New York. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, that a key sales figure fell for the first...

What financial reports reveal about movie studios

November 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 31, 2012 file photo, a firework display lights up the castle of Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland’s theme park in Marne-la-Vallee, east of Paris. The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday Nov. 8, 2012, that its net income in the latest...

House of Flowers hosting their Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 17

November 8, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Holidays are quickly approaching. Let House of Flowers help you with all your gift giving needs. House of Flowers has a new look – “crisp green” paint with black trim and hot pink accents.  A MUST TO SEE!!!! House of Flowers is located at 405 West...

Insurance broker charged with defrauding Tom Hanks

November 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April, 3 ,2012 file photo actor Tom Hanks attends the Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund dinner in New York. A Southern California insurance broker was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, on allegations he overcharged Hanks, musician...

With win, Calif governor takes next step in pledge

November 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Jerry Brown discusses the passage of his tax initiative, Proposition 30 in Tuesday’s election during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Brown called the voter approved measure, that will place a temporary...

Oil cos. bid $15M on Alaska state, federal leases

November 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Alaska Division of Oil and Gas Director Bill Barron reads bids for petroleum leases on state land in the Beaufort Sea on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. High bids for the Beaufort, North Slope...

Apple shares drop 20 percent from peak

November 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, file photo, An Apple specialist hands over the new Apple iPad mini to be purchased at an Apple store, in San Francisco. Apple’s stock is falling along with a sell-off in the broader market on Wednesday, Nov. 7,...