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Cuba's next step on capitalist road: advertising

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this June 9, 2012 photo, employee Claudia Montano opens a logo-covered window to the kitchen at the private cafeteria “La Pachanga” in Havana. For decades, Communist-run Cuba has essentially been free of commercial advertising. But it’s a knotty problem for thousands of budding entrepreneurs who have embraced President Raul...

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Calif. lawmakers pass budget, but work unfinished

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Battery-powered lights shaped like candles are displayed at the state Capitol rotunda as a protest against budget cuts for funding of in-home health care providers in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2012. Both houses of the Legislature approved the...

50 AC casino union members arrested during protest

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 5, 2012, photo, casino workers stage a protest outside the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The Unite-HERE casino workers are protesting the lack of a contract and the termination of employee pension accounts. (AP Photo/Wayne...

Former Goldman Sachs director convicted in NYC

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, left, and his attorney Gary P. Naftalis, leave federal court in New York, Friday, June 15, 2012. Gupta, accused of feeding confidential information to a corrupt hedge fund manager, has been convicted of conspiracy...

How shock waves will hit US if Greece drops euro

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 17 2012, file photo, immigrants holding placards that read “Nazis Out – Workers United Never Defied” march during a protest against racist attacks in Athens. Bankers, governments and investors are starting to...

Phones gain ability to learn by touching

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated image provided by Samsung on Friday, June 15, 2012 shows TecTiles stickers for use with certain near field communications-enabled mobile phones. The big push behind the technology comes from companies that see the phone as the wallet of the...

MGM strikes agreement for casino near Washington

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A group of people cross the street in the National Harbor Friday, June 15, 2012 in Oxon Hill, Md. Officials with Las Vegas casino operator MGM are scheduled to meet with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley about plans for a potential casino near the...

Roswell Rapid Wash – ‘touch-free’ car wash The upgrade is completed. Try it… You’ll like it!

June 15, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Roswell Rapid Wash, located at 1108 North Main Street, uses modern technology to thoroughly clean the outside of your vehicle. 24 hour surveillance and modern technology offer service with convenience. The landscaping has been opened up for better visibility....

Air Force cites progress on F-22 oxygen mystery

June 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 30, 2012, file photo, an Air Force F-22 Raptor displays it’s weapons bays as it goes through maneuvers during a demonstration at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., Monday, April 30, 2012. Two members of Congress said...

Make 'em laugh: Emmy marketing campaigns try humor

June 15, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

This undated image released by IFC shows Carrie Brownstein, left, and Fred Armisen as “Gil & Merrill” in a scene from “Portlandia.” Movie campaigns for Oscar nominations tend toward earnest snoozers, but not so pleas for Emmy...