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Rich toddlers draw fashion designers' eyes

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this July 19, 2012 photo, girls dresses appear on display at the Gucci children’s boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York. Gucci’s two-level children’s boutique on New York’s Fifth Avenue, next door to its adult flagship, may have brass teddy bears on the walls and plush child-sized furniture, but the prices for the miniature...

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FACT CHECK: Social Security adds to budget deficit

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael J. Astrue participates in a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington. As millions of baby boomers flood Social Security with applications for...

NH town still reeling but on cusp of a comeback

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, Larry Lombardi walks dogs at his kennel in Milan, N.H. Lombardi has been taking in pets as employees arrive to work at the new federal prison in Berlin, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — Erik Guilbeault...

Coveted monkfish is long on rules, short on data

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this January 2010 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Larry Alade, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s†Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods...

AP NewsBreak: Refinery probe focuses on corrosion

August 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, white smoke rises from the Chevron refinery during a controlled burn, the morning after Monday’s toxic fire in Richmond, Calif. Federal investigators probing the cause of a massive Chevron oil refinery fire are focusing on...

Iranian pilot campaigns to lift airliner sanctions

August 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo provided by Captain Hooshang Shahbazi, shows him in a flight simulator at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran. Shahbazi, an Iranian pilot who guided an Iran Air Boeing passenger plane to a safe emergency landing last year has launched an...

Putin promises to boost Russian air force

August 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Viktor Bondarev watch as they attend the Russian air force’s 100th anniversary in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. (AP...

Obama pledges all-out response to drought

August 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken July 16, 2012, harvested corn is dumped from a combine, left, into a hopper being towed by a tractor near Altheimer, Ark. The U.S. Agriculture Department Friday, Aug. 10, cut its projected U.S. corn production by 17 percent from its...

Thousands file claims after Chevron refinery fire

August 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Tauleah Cooper, a Richmond resident, holds a stack of receipts for medication that she is hoping to make a claim for as she waits in line with her 6-month old, Anthony Cooper III, and Messiah Howard, 7, her friend’s child, outside the Nevin Community...

Beastie Boys rapper's will bars ad use of his work

August 12, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 12, 2009 file photo, musician Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys, attends a special evening to honor artist Ross Bleckner’s appointment as Goodwill Ambassador at the United Nations. Yauch rapped that he wouldn’t “sell...