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Va. Senate passes a budget plan for next 2 years

March 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Senators, from left, Richard H. Black, R-Loudoun, Bryce E. Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, George Barker, D-Fairfax, and R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, listen during a budget briefing in the Old Senate Chamber inside the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, March 26, 2012, before the legislature convened to deal with the budget bills. (AP Photo/Richmond...

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'Pink slime' maker suspends some plant operations

March 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo provided by Beef Products Inc., shows the company’s ammonia-treated filler, known in the industry as “lean, finely textured beef,” a lower-cost ingredient made from fatty bits of meat left over from other...

Justices moving to heart of health care overhaul

March 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This artist rendering shows attorney Robert A. Long speaks in front of the Supreme Court Justice in Washington, Monday, March 26, 2012, as the court began three days of arguments on the health care law signed by President Barack Obama. Justices seated, from...

Cameron: Earth's deepest spot desolate, foreboding

March 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In a photo provided by National Geographic filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron holds the National Geographic Society flag after he successfully completed the first ever solo dive to the Mariana Trench Monday March 26, 2012....

Immunity in spotlight in NYC suit vs. Strauss-Kahn

March 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2010 file photo, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaks during a news conference at the annual IMF and World Bank meetings in Washington. A maid in an upscale New York hotel, who accused...

Hundreds buy lottery tickets online in Illinois

March 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 22, 2005 file photo, a woman buys a lottery ticket from a vending machine at a convenience store in Springfield, Ill. On Sunday, March 25, 2012, Illinois officially became the first state to sell lottery tickets online. Online sales...

Calif. Hmong community launches online translator

March 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 22, 2012, Phong Yang, a teacher at California State University Fresno, poses for a photo in Fresno, Calif. Yang has worked with Hmong community members and Microsoft researchers to create the first online Hmong translator. The technology will...

Battle over Obama health law reaches high court

March 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, right, prior to his State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington....

Senators ask feds to probe requests for passwords

March 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Troubled by reports of the practice of employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews, Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, left, and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said they are calling on the Department of Justice and the U.S. Equal...

Mich. lawmakers, business leaders fight Guard cuts

March 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MARCH 26- in a March 21, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, a crew chief from the 127th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron performs a visual inspection of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during pre-flight operations at Selfridge Air...