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Isaac drenches Haiti, Cuba, heads toward Florida

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A home that was built twice within the last two years is left in ruins during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac near the seawall in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti’s southern peninsula. Isaac’s center made landfall just before midday near the [&hellip...

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Refinery blast kills 26 in Venezuela, dozens hurt

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Fire rises over the Amuay oil refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. A huge explosion rocked Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire Saturday, killing over 20 people and injuring dozens in the deadliest...

Apple's $1B patent verdict could corner market

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADDITION FOR CLARIFICATION ON WHERE RULING WAS MADE – Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S III, right, and Apple’s iPhone 4S are displayed at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. After a year of scorched-earth...

Smart meter movement stirs rowdy debate in Texas

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, photo, Thelma Taormina poses next to her old electric meter at her home in Houston. Taormina was involved in a confrontation last summer when a contractor for CenterPoint Energy had refused to leave her property without first...

Best Buy pays up to lure new CEO

August 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This undated photo provided by Carlson Cos. shows Hubert Joly. Best Buy is paying up for a turnaround. Incoming President and CEO Hubert Joly will take home more than $15 million next year and stands to earn another $16.5 million in stock grants...

Isaac nears Haiti with homeless quake population

August 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People run over a bridge covered by debris as waves hit the seawall, caused by Tropical Storm Isaac in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened slightly as it spun toward the Dominican Republic and vulnerable...

Jerry Nelson, Count of 'Sesame Street,' dies at 78

August 25, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

In this June 2012 publicity photo released by “Sesame Street,” puppeteer Jerry Nelson is shown in New York. Sesame Workshop announced that Nelson, who suffered from emphysema, died at age 78 on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in his Massachusetts home on...

Mexico scrambles to cope with egg shortage

August 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People line up outside a large city truck to buy eggs at government subsidized prices in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage and hoarding that have caused prices to spike in a country with the highest...

Green energy for Cape Cod Community College

August 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

AP MEMBER FEATURE EXCHANGE FOR AUG. 25 – In this July 17, 2012 photo, work crews from Turning Mill Energy install 245-watt solar panels from the ET energy company, made in China, in West Barnstable, Mass. The array is being installed on the campus of...

Court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings

August 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This file combination photo made from file images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows two of nine cigarette warning labels from the FDA. A federal appeals court on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, upheld a decision barring the federal...