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Judge sets hearing on CBS bid to block ABC series

June 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This June 2012 photo released by ABC shows a sitting area for “The Glass House,” an interactive real-time reality competition, where 14 contestants will live and compete for a quarter million dollars. The series, which relies on audience participation, premieres Monday, June 18, on ABC. CBS is asking a federal judge to block the ABC [&hellip...

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Petitions would put union measure on Mich. ballot

June 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Adam Knott, left, and RaFael Mojica, center, volunteers with the Protect Our Jobs Coalition, deliver boxes of petitions for a proposal to add collective bargaining rights for workers into the Michigan Constitution as Carol Pierce, right, election specialist...

Why should you get your air ducts cleaned?

June 13, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Fulkerson Services is in their new location at 1600 West Second (which is directly across the street from their old location). Fulkerson Services has 24-hour emergency service for any plumbing, heating or air conditioning need you may encounter. Call 622-1600...

Times-Picayune cuts half of newsroom staff

June 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Time-Picayune reporter Ramon Vargas sits on the front steps of the newspaper’s offices as he reads his job offer packet after being retained by the newspaper in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The Times-Picayune is laying off 200 employees as one...

NYC health board likes big drink ban proposal

June 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

McDonald’s employees serve a meal containing a large soda, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban large sugary drinks from New York City eateries is moving forward. The health board voted unanimously Tuesday...

Only woman to get Nobel Prize for economics dies

June 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In an Oct. 12, 2009, file photo, Elinor Ostrom poses for a portrait in Bloomington, Indiana, after becoming the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics. A university spokesman said Ostrom died from cancer Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at a...

Kansas students win national auto skills contest

June 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo provided by Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills shows the Newton High School team, of Newton, Kan., from left, Jedediah Redger, instructor Cory Unruh and Bryce Banks posing with the trophy after taking top honors in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills...

New pediatric specialty facility opens in Detroit

June 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Matthew Fitzsimons, 14, trains with robotic legs on the Lokomat partial weight-bearing treadmill in the fitness center during the grand opening of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Detroit. The five-story...

Questions and answers about Verizon's new plans

June 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Two Verizon workers take orders at a Verizon store in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest cellphone company, announced Tuesday that is dropping nearly all of its phone plans in favor of pricing schemes...

Hope for Fed help powers US stocks to big gain

June 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Monday, June 11, 2012, file photo, Trader George Ettinger, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew/File) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staged one of their strongest rallies of the year Tuesday, erasing a big...