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Fast-food workers stage largest protests yet

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Protestors demonstrate outside a fast food restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. Fast-food protests were under way Thursday in U.S. cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers expecting the biggest national walkouts yet in a demand for higher wages. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and their...

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Midwest hot, dry spell brings back drought worries

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this Aug. 27, 2013, file photo an ear of corn hangs on a withered stalk in Farmingdale, Ill., corn field. A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and the impact it...

Cotton growers see bugs, disease ahead of harvest

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Sept. 5, 2012, cotton grows in a field near Coy, Ark. Arkansas cotton acreage is down sharply in 2013, putting pressure on the state’s cotton gins. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas cotton growers have...

J&J launches new cap to curb Tylenol overdoses

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated product image provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a bottle of Extra Strength Tylenol bearing a new warning label on the cap alerting users to potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the pain reliever. Johnson & Johnson, the company...

Liberace’s one-time Vegas mansion sells for $500K

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This June 24, 2013 photo shows the main room in Liberace’s former home in Las Vegas. The nearly 15,000-square-foot mansion has sold for a mere half-million dollars. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reports the all-cash sale...

Stocks post mild gains following economic data

August 29, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 photo, trader Michael Hagis works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures rose on an improving employment landscape and new figures released Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, that show that U.S. economic growth has been...

Fukushima crisis new blow to fishermen’s hopes

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 photo, fisherman Fumio Suzuki stands on his boat Ebisu Maru before the start of fishing in the waters off Iwaki, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Japan....

Ackman loses half his investment in Penney sale

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 6, 2012 file photo shows William Ackman, of Pershing Square Capital Management, in Toronto. Ackman, J.C. Penney’s biggest investor and former board member, has sold his nearly 18 percent stake to Citigroup for $12.60 per share, a...

Argentine high court considers media monopoly law

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Government supporters gather in front of the Courts’ building to watch on screens a hearing on the country’s media law in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The future of broadcast television and other news media in Argentina is at...

Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 30, 2013 file photo, demonstrators walk through downtown St. Louis to demand a better minimum wage. On Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, organizers say thousands of workers are set to stage walkouts in at least 50 cities around the...