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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 were given federal approval in December when the U.S. Department of [&hellip...

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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...

Amid woes, NY comptroller talking like candidate

March 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

New York City Comptroller John Liu speaks to a reporter in New York, Monday, March 19, 2012. The embattled Democrat, for weeks reluctant to provide details of his campaign workings, is now laying out an extensive defense of his fundraising and even speaking...

Say Hello! to Pakistan's glamorous side

March 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The editorial staff of Hello magazine address a news conference during its launching ceremony at National Press Club in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Pakistan is better known for bombs than bombshells, militant compounds than opulent...

Michigan's steadier job growth reason for optimism

March 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 28, 2011 photo, a Dodge Durango is assembled at Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. Michigan has regained more than 151,000 jobs since the number of working residents fell to a recessionary low in mid-2009, a steady climb...

Decibel alert: Partisans dial up health care noise

March 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo taken on March 14, 2012 shows volunteer Anita McIntyre, left, and staff member Angela Grills making calls on a phone bank at an Obama campaign office in Lakewood, Colo. A handful of nurses and other volunteers took up their cell phones last week to...

Exxon Valdez likely headed for scrap heap in India

March 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – Tugboats pull the crippled tanker Exxon Valdez towards Naked Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska, seen in this April 5, 1989, file photo after the ship was pulled from Bligh Reef. Best Oasis’, an Indian company that dismantles old ships,...