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Central Americans flood north through Mexico to US

July 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this May 12, 2012 photo, Central American migrants walk on a railway in Lecheria, on the outskirts of Mexico City. While the number of Mexicans heading to the U.S. has dropped dramatically, a surge of Central American migrants is making the 1,000-mile northbound journey this year, fueled in large part by the rising violence [&hellip...

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Meridian Insurance Services

July 12, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Meridian Insurance Service’s professional staff includes (left to right): Carolyn Hardwick, life, health and commercial lines agent; Loretta Bolton, personal lines agent; Lori Mann, commercial lines agent; Gena Fredrickson, office manager and commercial...

Merger Dance: Rating American Airlines' options

July 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Oct. 29, 2010 file photo, an American Airlines jet airplane approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. American Airlines is weighing various merger options, but most analysts say the nation’s No. 3 airline only has one...

Merchant prince Marvin Traub dead at 87

July 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This April 11, 1989 photo shows former Bloomingdale’s Chief Executive Officer Marvin Traub in front of a display of women’s sportswear by California designers in New York. Traub, who transformed the department store chain into an international...

Official says health law will aid 3M Californians

July 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Peter Lee, executive director of the California Health Benefit Exchange, discusses California’s implantation of the federal health care overhaul law at the Sacramento Press Club on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. California was the first state in the country...

US eases sanctions, allowing investment in Myanmar

July 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Myanmar Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi registers on attendee book before a regular session of the parliament at Myanmar’s Lower House in Naypyitaw Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama...

Electric rates not falling along with fuel costs

July 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Monday June 9, 2008, file photo, Charles Brinkley, left, and John Lerro, with Great American Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., install an air conditioner in Chevy Chase, Md. A sharp decline in the price of natural gas makes it much cheaper for...

Stocks close lower for fifth day straight

July 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012, file photo, traders prepare for the start of early trading at the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market mostly recovered from an afternoon slump to end with slight...

Coal foes warn of Northwest rail traffic spike

July 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This March 7, 2012 photo shows a coal train passing the North 27th Street intersection in downtown Billings, Mont. Opponents of the coal industry’s ambitious Asian export plans say a projected spike in cargo trains passing through the Northwest could...

Marriott profit grows, but growth slowing in Asia

July 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Monday, July 9, 2012, photo, shows the exterior of the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston. Marriott International says its second-quarter net income rose 6 percent on higher bookings and rates despite a revenue decline due to the spin-off of its timeshare...