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Locked-out American Crystal workers alter plans

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A pro-labor sign is posted outside the entrance of the American Crystal Sugar Co. plant in Moorhead, Minn., Monday, April 2, 2012. About 1,300 employees in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa have been locked out since Aug. 1, after union workers rejected a company contract offer. Union protesters no longer take turns picketing, as was [&hellip...

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Flying car gets closer to reality with test flight

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This March 23, 2012 photo provided by Terrafugia Inc. shows the company’s prototype flying car, dubbed the Transition, during its first flight. The vehicle has two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, and flew at...

Interest in 1940 US census paralyzes website

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This file photo provided by the University of Texas at Arlington Library shows an image of a poster used for promotional efforts during the 1940 Census. Interest in the newly released 1940 U.S. census is so great that the government website with...

Bug hunters fan across LA to stop citrus disease

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File – In this Jan. 24, 2012 file photo, citrus entomologist Mamoudou Setamou, holds an orange that is showing signs of citrus greening disease in a grove in San Juan, Texas. The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced Friday that citrus...

S.Sudan: Sudan bombing country to scare investors

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

South Sudan Minister of Information, Barnaba Marial Benjamin speaks to journalists in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, April 2, 2012. The government of South Sudan says it is not satisfied with the mediation role of the African Union in resolving its disputes with...

Hail to the new NYC taxi; Nissan cab unveiled

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Nissan Model Relations Manager Kengo Yoneda tests the instrument panel in the driver’s compartment of the prototype of a Nissan NV 200 New York City taxi, in New York, Monday, April 2, 2012. The iconic New York City taxi has gotten a passenger-friendly...

NKorea rocket, Myanmar to dominate ASEAN summit

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin arrives at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting ahead of the ASEAN Summit at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong) PHNOM...

Coming up with a new menu is a whopper of a task

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 28, 2012 photo, patrons dine at a Burger King restaurant in Miami. On Monday, April 2, 2012, Burger King launches 10 menu items including smoothies, frappes, specialty salads and snack wraps in a star-studded TV ad campaign. It’s the...

Survey shows Japan manufacturers still pessimistic

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2007 file photo, Japanese businessmen wait at a street crossing in Tokyo. Japanese manufacturers remain gloomy over high oil prices, the strong yen and weaker growth in Asia, according to a quarterly central bank survey released...

Wife: JetBlue pilot wasn't 'intentionally violent'

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A home owned by JetBlue captain Clayton Osbon is seen in Richmond Hill, Ga. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Passengers aboard an early morning flight from New York bound for Las Vegas first noticed something wrong when Osbon came out of the cockpit,...