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Iowa town serves up support for Beef Products

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Saturday, March 31, 2012 photo, Ted Paulsrud, left, and Kevin Carstensen with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association cook hamburger patties made with lean finely textured beef, also known as “pink slime,” produced by Beef Products Inc. at the Tyson Events Center parking lot in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Sioux City Journal, Jim Lee)...

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Congress gets rough treatment at Supreme Court

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 28, 2012, file photo Paul Clement, the lawyer representing states opposed to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, talks to media outside the Supreme Court in Washington at the end of arguments on the law’s...

Valley Forge Casino opens for business

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 27, 2012 file photo, cocktail waitresses Chelsea Venezia, left, of Norristown, Pa., and Becky Metz, of Philadelphia, carry trays of drinks in Seven, a night club in the Valley Forge Casino Resort, during a media availability in King...

Obama pushes Congress on millionaires' tax

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama, center, greets supporters before speaking a fundraiser at Southern Maine Community College, Friday, March, 30, 2012 in Portland, Maine. Obama traveling to both Maine and Vermont on campaign fundraisers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez...

Pittsburgh college opens pharmacy to aid neighbors

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Jan. 24, 2012 photo, Terri Kroh, the director of pharmacy services at Duquesne University’s Center for Pharmacy Services fills a prescription at the store in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Duquesne has stepped in to fill a difficult role —...

Health impact studies taking hold, with challenges

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 26, 2012 file photo, author Sandra Steingraber speaks during a “New Yorkers Against Fracking” news conference in Albany, N.Y. While New York regulators have spent four years mulling the environmental impacts of shale gas...

Ireland faces popular revolt over new property tax

April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Phyllis O’Toole joins an estimated 5,000 demonstrators in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, Saturday March 31, 2012, during protests against Ireland’s new property tax. Ireland faces a public revolt as more than 1 million of Ireland’s 1.6...

Lawmakers give final passage to lean state budget

March 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo talks to the media following the passage of the budget Friday March 30, 2012, at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Lawmakers have given final approval to a two-year, $19 billion state budget that will require sharp cuts to most...

Detroit unions face challenges in consent deal

March 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Rick Snyder discusses the city consent agreement with the media Monday, March 26, 2012 at his office in Detroit. A deal aimed at rescuing Detroit before it goes broke appeared imminent Monday after city and state negotiators reported major progress in...

Etch A Sketch launches ad campaign

March 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated image provided by the Ohio Art Company, makers of Etch A Sketch, shows a detail of one of the ads for a new politics-themed ad campaign. The company is launching the campaign after making headlines nationwide when an aide for Mitt Romney compared...