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Detroit council to study state financial proposal

March 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Councilman Kwame Kenyatta discusses a financial stability agreement at a 4 p.m. council meeting in Detroit on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Recently negotiated labor contracts could be nullified under terms of a financial stability agreement between the city of Detroit and the state that was being debated Thursday by the City Council. (AP Photo/Detroit Free...

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APNewsBreak: $7M spaceport runway extension OK'd

March 30, 2012 • Business, State NewsComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 22, 2010, image shows Virgin Galactic’s White Knight Two mothership on the runway at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. The nearly two-mile-long runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico will have to be extended to...

Vt. lawmakers protest plan for utility refunds

March 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Department of Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller testifies at the Statehouse Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Montpelier, Vt. Miller spoke to the Senate Economic Development Committee on Thursday about the $21 million in extra payments CVPS ratepayers...

Govs tour Neb. beef plant to see 'pink slime'

March 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Craig Letch, director of food quality and assurance for Beef Products Inc. (BPI), left, leads a tour of governors from left: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy and Texas Gov....

Illinois sells lottery online as jackpot soars

March 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased in Chicago, Thursday, March 29, 2012, shows the drawing date of Friday, March 30, 2012. With the Mega Millions jackpot over $500 million, Illinois picked the right week to become the first state in the nation to sell...

Protesters: Village Voice helps sell kids for sex

March 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

New York City Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito places a child’s shoes onto a stack children’s shoes, used as a symbol for child sex trafficking, during a protest rally outside the Village Voice on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in New York. A...

Thank You Chaves and Eddy Counties!

March 29, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The Roswell Comfort Keepers office staff includes: (front row, left to right) Vanessa Kermode, Shay Norfor, Cindy Lewis, Paula Wilks, Christina Lasiter, Rosalie Duran, Betty Smith and Renee Campbell. Back Row (l to r) Ashley Nowak, Marina Lopez, Adis...

Gambling starts for real at AC's newest casino

March 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Guests play electronic table games on the casino floor during the first of three invitation-only “play days,” as a dress rehearsal for the April 2 opening, at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. (AP Photo/The...

Organic pasta maker Annie's shares soar in debut

March 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated product illustration provided by Haberman shows boxes of Annie’s pasta. Investors are gobbling up shares of pasta maker Annie’s Inc., the latest sign of the pull of natural and organic foods for consumers. The initial public offering...

NY fight over Astor's estate ends; millions freed

March 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 1, 1997 file photo, the late socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor is seen at the Merchant’s House Museum in New York. The long dispute over the estate of socialite philanthropist Brooke Astor ended Wednesday, March 28, 2012...