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In UK threat to Ecuador, experts see mistake

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, second from left, gestures after giving a news conference where he announced that Ecuador would grant asylum to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The announcement comes two months after Assange took refuge in its London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden...

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Moody's: More Calif. cities at risk of bankruptcy

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this June 26, 2012 file photo, Engine 20 is seen locked up at the closed fire house station 1 in Stockton, Calif. Stockton is one of three California cities to file for bankruptcy this year, which has led Moody’s Investors Service to begin a...

Facebook falls to half of public offering price

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German tourists who use Facebook, take pictures outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Facebook stock is trading at $19 and has lost half its market value since its May public offering. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) NEW YORK...

S. African leader vows probe into police shootings

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Police surround the bodies of striking miners after opening fire on a crowd at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. An unknown number of people have been killed and injured. Police moved in on workers who gathered...

Caterpillar's striking Joliet workers ratify deal

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Local Lodge 851 leave International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall after they voted to approve a tentative six-year agreement with Caterpillar Friday August 17, 2012. in Joliet, IL....

Cities dispute redevelopment money sought by state

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE– In this Feb. 29, 2012 file photo a view of the Stockton waterfront, built with redevelopment funds is seen from the Waterfront Hotel in Stockton, Calif. Stockton is one of 27 local governments that state finance officials claim have either failed...

Savedra’s-imports from Mexico and Musica Latina

August 17, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The seven Saints: (left to right) St. Barchiel, St. Gabriel, St. Jofiel, St. Michael, St. Rafael, St. Uriel and St. Zadquiel statues at Savedra’s, conveniently located at 114 East Bland Street.   Locally owned and operated, Savedra’s has a large...

Smart Spending: Finding back-to-school deals

August 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, Wesley Brooks, 7, of Huntsville, Ala., has his hair cut by Melinda Gilbert at the J.C. Penney styling salon in Huntsville, Ala. J.C. Penney is running a nationwide program giving kids ages 5-12 free back-to-school...

Forecast: US drought lingering but leveling off

August 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A combine harvests corn in a field near Coy, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Federal weather forecasters say drought conditions appear to be leveling off, although it is likely to continue at least through November. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) ST. LOUIS (AP) —...

Movie riffs making comeback from theaters to clubs

August 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Aug. 17, 2011 photo provided by producer Josh Gemma shows RiffTrax members, from left: Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy crack wise on stage during a screening of the 1962 movie “Jack the Giant Killer” at a Nashville, Tenn. More than a...