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California wades into national labor debate

October 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE — In this May 13, 2011 file photo, teachers,. students and supporters demonstrated against proposed budget cuts to education, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, May 13, 2011. If approved by voters in November, Proposition 32 would prohibit corporations and unions, like the California Teachers Association, from collecting money for...

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Burned-out Conn. bell factory resumes production

October 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Austin Gardner works in a tool and die room where dies recovered from the Bevin Bros. manufacturing factory fire are refurbished in East Hampton, Conn., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The 180-year-old New England company that made the tiny bell that tinkles every...

Chanel heads up imaginative, spirited day of shows

October 3, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

A model wears a creation by British designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen as part of the ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) PARIS (AP) — “Don’t take things too...

HK firm says ferry in tragedy passed inspection

October 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Relatives of the victims cry Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 as they pay tribute to the ill-fated people aboard a boat that sank Monday night near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island. The boat packed with revelers on a long holiday weekend...

Calif. sporting groups leery of dept. name change

October 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Andy Heape of the California Department of Fish and Game replaces one of retaining boards on a fish screen at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Gold River, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation replacing “Game” with...

Oracle CEO to experiment on his Hawaiian island

October 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison gestures while giving a keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Ellison says he plans to turn the Hawaiian island that he recently bought into a laboratory for experimenting with more...

American says installation job caused seat snafu

October 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by WBZ-TV and WFXT-TV seats from an American Airlines 757 are carried before receiving “Main Cabin Extra Refurbishment” Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Logan International Airport in Boston. American Airlines says passenger seats...

Warm spring, late freeze crimps Mass. apple crop

October 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Worker Eustes Francis, of Jamaica, picks apples at Carlson Orchards, in Harvard, Mass., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Many orchards across New England are facing shortages after a warm spring and late April freeze killed early blossoms. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)...

Hallmark Cards to close Topeka, Kan., plant

October 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Pete Burney, a senior Hallmark Cards Inc. vice president, discusses the company’s plan to close its manufacturing plant in Topeka, Kan. during a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at the plant. The company expects to shrink its total Kansas work...

Cash-strapped states weigh tax policy on drilling

October 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012, AND THEREAFTER – This photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, shows a drill rig in Carrollton, Ohio. Rural Carroll County boasts more active oil and gas wells than any other county in Ohio, and the tax dollars are...