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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 on a rocky outcropping near the Lonmin late afternoon, firing unknown ammunition. [&hellip...

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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...

Grounded coal freighter freed, channel still shut

August 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by Lake Superior State University, tugboats work next to the Paul R. Tregurtha, a 1,000-foot coal freighter that is grounded on the outbound channel of the St. Marys River, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 in Chippewa County, Mich. The Coast...

NY FBI field office boss, highest woman, retiring

August 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 7, 2011, photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Janice K. Fedarcyk, the current head of the FBI filed office in New York City, is shown. Fedarcyk, who led the FBI’s largest field office for two years has announced that she...

Merkel: "committed to do everything we can"

August 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after a joint news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Patrick Doyle) OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — German...