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Hurricane Isaac sends US jobless claims up to 382K

September 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, photo, Melina Abrey sits at a computer station, doing job applications, at WorkForce One in Hollywood, Fla. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped to 382,000 last week, the highest level in two months. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits...

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Review: iPhone 5 blends beauty with versatility

September 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The new Apple iPhone 5 is displayed Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012 following the introduction of new products in San Francisco. The iPhone 5 is a blend of beauty, utility and versatility. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As I played around with the...

Asian casino boom aims to lure region’s new rich

September 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 22, 2012 file photo, attendants learn poker at a gambling table at Gaming Expo Asia in Macau. In the Philippines, a $4 billion casino project will soon rise from reclaimed land on Manila Bay. In South Korea, foreign investors will...

ABC News sued for defamation over ‘pink slime’

September 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This September 2012 photo provided by Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based meat processor Beef Products Inc., shows a sample of their lean, finely-textured beef. BPI filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday, Sept, 13, 2012 against ABC News for what it alleges was misleading...

Let’s catch some criminals… and pick up a few bucks too!

September 13, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Members of the Crime Stoppers Board include (left to right) Don Bullock, Charles Shannon, Det. Albert Aldana, Susie Snyder, Toni Pemberton, Richard Lucero and Steve Wolfe.  Not shown are: Det. Keith Rightsell, Deputy Bill Daleske, Capt. Tom Moody, Bill...

Destructive ash-eating beetle found in Mass.

September 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, forester Jeff Wiegert, of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, removes emerald ash borer larvae from an ash tree at Esopus Bend Nature Preserve in Saugerties, N.Y. They said they are...

Common type of rail car has dangerous design flaw

September 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 19, 2009 file photo, a vehicle burns near a train derailment near Rockford, Ill. Residents were forced to evacuate after the fiery freight train derailment northwest of Chicago. For two decades, one of the nation’s most common...

At Ford, questions remain about life after Mulally

September 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, gestures during a presentation of fresh Ford models in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mulally, 67, joined Ford six years ago and appears close to retirement....

Louisville asks liquor warehouse to control vapors

September 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Chester Holloway points to a black, sooty substance on the awning in front of his Louisville, Ky. home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Holloway lives across the street from a bourbon warehouse that city officials say must control the vapors coming from its...

A day many feared turns into a great one for EU

September 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A man holding a voter registration card for parliamentary elections walks into a polling station at Amsterdam Centraal railway station, Netherlands, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. The elections are seen as a test of support for stringent austerity measures which...