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Stocks edge lower after weak manufacturing report

December 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, file photo, Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, following European markets higher, following news that China’s manufacturing sector grew last month for the first time in more than a [&hellip...

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Why should you get your air ducts cleaned?

December 3, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

You can tell if your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system needs cleaning by one of two easy ways. To inspect your air ducts, first, with a screwdriver, remove a floor or wall register. Then, 1) Use a small mirror and flashlight      -or-...

Spain’s disabled protest austerity cuts

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

People march on wheelchairs as they carry banners reading, “SOS, disability” during a protest against government austerity measures affecting disabled people by reducing services, closing disability centers and forcing care workers from their jobs...

Spain’s disabled protest austerity cuts

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

People march on wheelchairs as they carry banners reading, “SOS, disability” during a protest against government austerity measures affecting disabled people by reducing services, closing disability centers and forcing care workers from their jobs...

New Zealand: forget Kyoto, write new climate deal

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Local and international activists march to demand urgent action to address climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, Saturday , Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal) DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Highlighting a rift between the rich countries and...

Maine scallop season begins under new regulations

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this photo from Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, scallop meat is shucked at sea off Harpswell, Maine. Maine’s scallop fishermen are operating under new regulations that divide the state into three zones and establish a rotational management...

‘Cliff’ talks: White House waiting on GOP move

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Nov. 30, 2012, photo provided by CBS News shows Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner answering questions about averting the “fiscal cliff” on the December 2nd edition of “Face the Nation.” Geithner said Republicans have to stop using fuzzy...

Prospects brighten for wine in Tenn. groceries

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, a sign in a Kroger supermarket in Nashville, Tenn., urges shoppers to sign up for a group urging lawmakers to change state law that limits wine sales to liquor stores. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)...

MSU: Catching waste energy with common materials

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo released by Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., shows doctoral student Xu Lu, who is part of a team that has developed a new thermoelectric material designed to more cheaply capture waste heat energy produced by car engines...

Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expansion for poor

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2010 file photo, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. Bill Hazel speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Conservative opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care law are...