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Informal business incubators spring up in Detroit

August 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Randy Lewarchik the developer of The Elevator Building poses on roof with the solar panels on Aug. 20, 2012. The Elevator Building is an informal incubator where as many as 25 entrepreneurial businesses and non profit organizations rent space. Randy Lewarchik is the developer. (AP Photo/ Detroit Free Press, Jessica J. Trevino) DETROIT (AP) — [&hellip...

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A year after Irene, RI utility rate hike is sought

August 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Aug. 27, 2011 photo, Sarah Pease-Kerr and Chris Barrett of South Kingstown, R.I., watch waves from Hurricane Irene crash onto the shore on in Narragansett, R.I. (AP Photo/David Klepper) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A year after the remnants of Hurricane...

German minister rejects more time for Greece

August 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler, left, arrive for the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s economy...

In royal photo scandal, some see Murdoch message

August 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch, speaks during a forum on The Economics and Politics of Immigration in Boston at which Murdoch and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds) LONDON (AP) — By letting his...

Web comic helps fuel donations to Tesla's NY lab

August 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, the exterior of a Shoreham, N.Y. building that once housed the laboratory of physicist/inventor Nicola Tesla is shown. In little more than a week, donors from more than 100 countries...

Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids?

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Sandra Payes Chacon, wife of Rony Molina, pauses while talking about her children to the Associated Press at a friends home in Atlixco, Mexico, Thursday, June 7, 2012. Sandra, who lived in the U.S. illegally, was deported to Guatemala a year and a half ago....

After the rain: Irene's lessons to the East Coast

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2011, file photo, people walk along a washed out section of Route 12 in Berlin, Vt. A year ago, Vermont was devastated by Tropical Storm Irene. Hard lessons have been learned in the year since Irene sent sedans bobbing down...

Armstrong called humble hero who served country

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Visitors gather around the Apollo 11 command module “Columbia” that carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on their historic voyage to the Moon and back on July 16 to 24, 1969, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Aiur...

Isaac drenches Haiti, Cuba, heads toward Florida

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A home that was built twice within the last two years is left in ruins during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac near the seawall in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti’s...

Refinery blast kills 26 in Venezuela, dozens hurt

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Fire rises over the Amuay oil refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. A huge explosion rocked Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire Saturday, killing over 20 people and injuring dozens in the deadliest...