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Pickup trucks drive US auto sales to 3-year high

September 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sunday, July 8, 2012, photo, Chrysler’s Fiat cars are seen at an auto dealership in Springfield, Ill. Chrysler’s U.S. sales rose 14 percent in August on strong demand for Ram pickup trucks. The Ram, which had its best August in five years, helped Chrysler sell more than 148,000 vehicles last month. (AP Photo/Seth [&hellip...

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Gadget makers jockey for edge in holiday lineups

September 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Monday, June 11, 2012, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook walks on stage during the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco. Makers of consumer electronics are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season. Apple’s rivals are...

ECB chief is wielding even more sway than Bernanke

September 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Friday, April 11, 2008, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, and Mario Draghi arrive for a group photo with G7 finance ministers and central bank governors at the Treasury Department in Washington. Draghi, the European...

Global manufacturing weakness hurts US factories

September 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Tuesday, July 24, 2012, photo, tire inspector Buddy Rice checks for defects in the tire verification area at a Michelin manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C. U.S. factory activity shrank for the third straight month in August as new orders,...

Stocks end mixed on weak US economic reports

September 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, file photo, a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. The dull days are almost over. For the last couple of weeks, markets slipped into a late summer lull, but September is brimming with...

C-B Laboratory has provided excellent customer service for 49 years!

September 4, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The professional staff at C-B Lab includes (sitting front, left to right) Linda Wilson, Office Manager; Deborah Vance, Medical Technologist & Owner; Margaret Campos, Phlebotomist; Danette Hamilton, Receptionist; and Peigh McCreary, Receptionist and Front...

Analysis: 4-year progress query puts Obama in box

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Obama campaign logo is seen under the scoreboard hanging from the ceiling inside of Time Warner Cable Arena at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s a...

Oil and gas production ramping up after Isaac

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A truck is stranded from receding flood waters from Hurricane Isaac along Louisiana Hwy 23 near Port Sulphur, La., in Plaquemines Parish, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The nation’s oil and gas hub is slowly coming back to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac....

4 shot at South African gold mine in latest unrest

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Released mine workers celebrate their release at Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court, Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The miners were among those arrested for public violence after the police opened fire on a group of striking mineworkers...

In Chicago, lifeline schools brace for strike

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 photo, Vicky Kleros, principal of the Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School in Chicago’s predominantly Hispanic Pilsen neighborhood, just southwest of downtown, poses outside her school. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...