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Australia vote set for Sept. 7; PM runs on economy

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks during a press conference at the Parliament House in Canberra, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Prime Minister Rudd called an election on Sept. 7 and said Sunday that it will be fought over who can be trusted to manage the Australian economy as it transitions from a decade-old mining boom [&hellip...

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Japan launches talking humanoid robot into space

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Japan’s H-2B rocket lifts off from a launch pad at the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima, southern Japan, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Japan successfully launched the un-manned cargo transporter Sunday carrying close to five and a half tons of supplies...

4-day bus strike in suburbs east of Phoenix ends

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433 strike in front of the First Transit Inc., bus depot on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 in Tempe, Ariz, after hundreds of bus operators overwhelming rejected a proposed labor contract Wednesday. The strike has...

BART labor talks continue as planned strike looms

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this file photo from Monday, July 1, 2013, striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers picket as they close the intersection of 14th & Broadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, in downtown Oakland, Calif. San Francisco Bay Area commuters braced for the possibility...

New jobs disproportionately low-pay or part-time

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This July 15, 2013 photo, people line up at the job fair in South Burlington, Vt. The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate number of the added jobs were part-time...

16-year Conn. bridge, road project in final stages

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this July 27, 2013 photo, traffic moves along southbound Interstate 95 in New Haven, Conn., after the traffic pattern was diverted from the old Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge approach, right, to the new span. Thirteen years into the $2 billion, 16-year...

Obama administration overrules Apple import ban

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 27, 2011, file photo, a salesperson at a mobile phone shop displays an Apple iPhone 4 to a customer in New Delhi. U.S. President Obama’s trade representative on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, vetoed a ban on imports of the iPhone 4 and...

Democratic governors nervous about health plan

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin gives a thumbs up after riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle to the motorcycle museum Friday, August, 2, 2013 in Milwaukee. The National Governors Association is meeting in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) MILWAUKEE (AP) —...

From soybeans to baseball, Henry has had success

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – Boston Red Sox owner John Henry stands on the field before a baseball game in Boston, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. The principal owner of the Boston Red Sox has entered into an agreement to buy The Boston Globe. The Globe says the impending...

Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 2nd day

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided by CBS shows a CBS advertisement in Times Square in New York on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas lost access to CBS programming in a fee dispute Friday, threatening their...