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Japan leader points to disaster response failures

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks during a news conference with foreign media at his official residence in Tokyo Saturday, March 3, 2012. Noda acknowledged Saturday the government failed in its response to last year’s earthquake and tsunami, being too slow in relaying key information and believing too much in “a myth of safety”...

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Wynn details casino envisioned near Patriots' home

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This image released Friday, March 2, 2012 by Wynn Resorts shows an artist’s rendering of a proposed resort casino in Foxborough, Mass. Wynn sent a mailing Friday to thousands of Foxborough residents, which included a brochure and a 20-minute DVD...

NJ officials charge 29 in counterfeit goods ring

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Homeland Security Investigations Associate Director James A. Dinkins speaks at a news conference announcing the uncovering of one of the largest counterfeit goods smuggling operations ever charged Friday, March 2, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill...

NM agrees to protect habitat in Permian Basin

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Land Commissioner Ray Powell, left, signs a conservation agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard on state trust lands, during a ceremony in Albuquerque, N.M., on...

Mass. court arguments in case of 351-year-old will

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo of Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, shows the entrance to Little Neck in Ipswich, Mass. The dying wish of William Payne, one of the state’s earliest settlers, created the nation’s oldest charitable trust and eventually led tenants to build 167...

Annual pet spending passes $50 billion mark

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2011 photo, groomer Sara Ingram streaks the fur of Yorkshire terrier Betsey Johnson during a spa session at the Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa in Westlake Village, Calif. Americans spent $50.96 billion on their pets in 2011....

GM to suspend production of Chevrolet Volt

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 photo, a 2012 Volt priced at more than $45,000 is displayed for sale outside at a Chevrolet dealership in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. General Motors is suspending production of its Chevrolet Volt electric car for...

Mariah Carey helps christen new Disney ship in NYC

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by the Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Thomas O. Staggs poses for photos aboard the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, at a star-studded christening gala held Thursday, March 1, 2012 in...

Questions loom as Yelp prices IPO at $15 a share

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, the logo of the online reviews website Yelp is shown in neon on a wall at the company’s new Manhattan offices in New York. Online reviews site Yelp is expected to price its initial public offering of stock...

UAW chief: Unions seek Mich. 'right-to-work' ban

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

United Auto Workers union President Bob King applauds at the 2012 UAW National Community Action Program Conference, in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Bob King said Thursday that...