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NY’s Pratt marks 125 years with 125 cultural icons

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This April 4, 2012 photo shows the Chrysler Building in New York. The art deco landmark was designed by William Van Alen who studied at New York’s Pratt Institute. The renowned college of art, design and architecture, is marking its 125th birthday by putting 125 iconic designs, including this one, on public view from Nov. [&hellip...

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Entergy power plant purchases stalled by inquiry

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Oct. 3, 2012 photograph shows cooling towers at the KGen Power Corporation natural gas-fired plant in Jackson, Miss. The plant may one day be owned by the New Orleans-based utility, Energy Corporation, as part of larger purchase, if allowed by the U.S....

Rural outsourcer brings hope to remote village

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Aug. 23, 2012 photo shows the B2R offices across the street from a new eatery that has sprung up to cater to its employees in Simayal, India. While workers in the Delhi suburbs make about 8,000 rupees (US$160) a month, B2R’s start at about 4,700...

Foxconn denies worker unrest slows iPhone assembly

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken on May 22, 2010, visitors to a job fair walk past the Foxconn recruitment area in Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong province. The New York-based China Labor Watch has reported that 3,000 to 4,000 workers at the...

Bond memorabilia goes under hammer in London

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This publicity file photo released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, “Skyfall.” Agent 007 is real to millions of moviegoers, and once again they will flock to see Bond battle for queen...

US consumer credit up $18.1 billion in August

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 9, 2012 file photo, a Visa credit card is tendered at opening of the Superdry store in New York’s Times Square. Americans boosted their borrowing in August by the largest amount in three months with strong gains in the category...

American says it has fixed seats on 42 planes

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Two unidentified American Airlines passengers talk to a customer service representative, center, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in Miami, as they try to make arrangements for a flight, after their flight was cancelled. American Airlines says a combination of wear, poor...

Steep drop in unemployment rate spawns conspiracy

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2006 file photo, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch addresses students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass. Conspiracy theorists came out in force Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, after the government...

Stocks mixed after US unemployment rate drops

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Jonathan Corpina, left, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported that the U.S. unemployment rate fell below 8 percent for the...

Avon Products chairman to step down

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung arrives for The Avon Foundation for Women benefit gala at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in New York. The beauty products company said Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 that Jung, who was...