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Deere earnings hit by slowing economic growth

August 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 2, 2012 photo, Derek Long uses a John Deere tractor to disk and cultivate a field in preparation for planting corn in Loami, Ill. A slowing global economy and the effects of a prolonged U.S. drought caught up to Deere & Co. in its fiscal third quarter, as its net income rose [&hellip...

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Asia stock markets retreat on confusing US data

August 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A woman walks past a screen showing the China Composite Stock Price Index at a brokerage house in Shenyang in northeast China’s Liaoning province Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. World stock markets fell Monday after a slowdown in Japan’s growth gave...

Bloomberg wants election debate on immigration

August 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley, left, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg take part in a discussion economics and politics of immigration during a meeting of The Chicago Economic Club Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M....

US Coast Guard transfers fish piracy case to China

August 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Saturday Aug. 11, 2012 and released by the U.S. Coast Guard, members of the Coast Guard and China Fishery Law Enforcement Command review the records on board the suspected high seas drift net fishing vessel Da Cheng in the North Pacific...

NY Times Co. hires BBC chief as next CEO

August 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 12, 2007 file photo, British Broadcasting Corporation Director-General Mark Thompson pauses during a news conference calling for the release of kidnapped BBC journalist Alan Johnston, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The New York...

Job cuts to cost Motorola tax credits in Illinois

August 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 6, 2011 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announces to Motorola employees that the Motorola Mobility Inc. corporate headquarters will stay in Libertyville, Ill. Google Inc. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs...

New geek chic: Mohawks in, pocket protectors out

August 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE -In this Sunday Aug. 5, 2012 file photo, flight director for the Mars rover Curiosity Bobak Ferdowsi, who cuts his hair differently for each mission, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity...

Warm seawater forces Conn. nuclear plant shutdown

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This March 18, 2003 aerial file photo shows the Millstone nuclear power facility in Waterford, Conn. Federal energy regulators said Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 that the nuclear power plant shut down one of two units Sunday because water from Long...

Oil boom brings scarcity of workers in small towns

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, July 20, 2012 photo, a drilling rig is pictured near Calumet, Okla. Oklahoma is one of several states, including North and South Dakota, that has enjoyed a boom in the energy sector driven in large part by new and improved drilling techniques...

Knuth named Press-Gazette executive editor

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo shows Mike Knuth, who on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 was named the new executive editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The newspaper reports the 48-year-old becomes the 11th executive editor in the newspaper’s 93-year history. Knuth is...