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Chile bans marketing of toys in children's food

August 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 8, 2010 file photo shows a Happy Meal at a McDonald’s restaurant in San Francisco, Ca. McDonald’s, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other fast-food companies are being sued in Chile for violating the country’s new law against including toys with children’s meals. The law took effect in July 2012 and...

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Atlanta region shoots down transportation tax

August 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party, sets out signs and waits for returns where T-SPLOST opposition groups gather for a election night watch at Hudson Grille in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed...

Food trucks provide on-the-go training for owners

August 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Monday, July 30, 2012 photo, a pedestrian walks past the Flirty Cupcakes Dessert Garage in Chicago. Owner Tiffany Kurtz also operates a Flirty Cupcakes food truck. Food trucks have been around for generations but have flourished in a weak economy...

Tinted windows offer comfort from heat and glare – Pro Tinting offers the best, guaranteed for life

August 1, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Gonzalo “El Men” Garcia (left), Adrian “Janitor” Contreras (inside vehicle) and Edwardo “Lalo” Hermosillo make up the crew at Pro Tinting. Pro Tinting is located at 101 North Sycamore, Suite C in west Roswell. The phone number is 575-420-6784....

Steve McQueen watch auctioned for nearly $800,000

August 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 7, 1972 file photo, actor, Steve McQueen, and actress, Ali MacGraw, are shown at a press screening of their movie, “The Getaway,” in Hollywood. This movie is a crime melodrama directed by Sam Peckinpah. A watch worn by...

Apple claims Samsung copied iPhone technology

August 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 7, 2010, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds a new iPhone at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Two tech titans are squaring off in federal court Monday in a closely watched trial over control of the...

Ailing Calif. nuke plant cost: $165 million so far

August 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, June 30, 2011 file photo, a steady flow of traffic on Interstate 5 runs past the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Clemente, Calif. Corporate offiicials are expected to release Q2 financials for Edison International,...

Electricity grids fail across half of India

August 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Indian people crowd a door of a train as they wait for the train services to resume following a power outage at a railway station in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. India’s energy crisis cascaded over half the country Tuesday when three of its...

Defense cuts, layoff notice dispute sets off tiff

August 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., announces to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, that he and GOP House Speaker John Boehner have reached an agreement to keep the government running on autopilot for six months when the...

Gas hits $3.50 a gallon after 5 pct. jump in July

August 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 10, 2012 file photo, Suzanne Meredith, of Walpole, Mass., gases up her car at a Gulf station in Brookline, Mass. Gasoline is at $3.50 per gallon for the first time this summer after a sharp run-up in July. The price of gas rose 17...