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Movies, TV and yes, toys, draw fans to Comic-Con

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this July 5, 2012 photo, the Marvel Universe S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Helicarrier, at center with a Captain America figure on the foredeck, is seen with, from left background, a DC Comics Vertigo Death figurine, the Polly Pocket DC Comics Villain set, a Dana as Zuul “Ghostbusters” figure, and a golden Domo bobblehead figure and T-shirt, [&hellip...

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Boeing hopes for year of the Max at air show

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this June 14, 2012 photo, Beverly Wyse, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ 737 vice president and general manager, talks to reporters in Renton, Wash., as she stands in front of a projected image of the new 737 MAX airplane during a briefing ahead of the...

California OKs funding for high-speed rail line

July 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

State Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Willows, urged lawmakers to reject a bill authorizing about $4.5 billion in funding for a high-speed rail system at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, July 6, 2012. The bill, which would allow the state to begin selling $2.6...

NY gov's office monitors Con Edison labor talks

July 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Con Edison workers Nick Yakimov, left, and Emilio Delgado picket in front of Con Edison’s Manhattan headquarters, near Union Square. Friday, July 6, 2012. Con Edison has been using managers in the field after a lock out of union workers during a...

GreenTech marks start of output with Clinton visit

July 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former President Bill Clinton speaks to attendees of GreenTech Automotive’s unveiling of their new electric MyCar at their manufacturing facility in Horn Lake, Miss., Friday, July 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) — GreenTech...

Yahoo, Facebook strike patent truce, ad alliance

July 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 20, 2012 file photo, a Yahoo sign stands outside the company’s offices in Santa Clara, Calif. A report in the tech blog AllThingsD says Facebook and Yahoo have reached a deal that settles their patent squabbles and expands their...

US economy adds 80,000 jobs in another weak month

July 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Tuesday, June 26, 2012, file photo, Tressa Miller, right, helps military veteran Roger Porter, of Detroit, with resume career counseling in Detroit. U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows...

Eyman initiative aims to limit tax hikes in Wash.

July 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman, right, and his partner, Jack Fagan, arrive at the state Elections Division office to turn in more than 318,000 signatures for an initiative to reinforce a rule that makes it more difficult for lawmakers to raise taxes, on...

Fire erupts at Pa. arena, site of 100-point game

July 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Fire shoots out of the roof of the Hershey Park Arena as fire crews battle a five-alarm blaze Thursday, July 5, 2012. Hershey spokesman Jim Shellenberger says workers were putting a new roof on the domed building, but it’s unclear if the work had...

US hiring outlook improves, but economy still weak

July 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this June 13, 2012 file photo, Jose Canales, left, talks to a recruiter as he is accompanied by his wife, Magdel, and daughter Alexamarie at a job fair expo in Anaheim, Calif. A private survey released Thursday, July 5, 2012, shows U.S. businesses...