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Oil boom brings scarcity of workers in small towns

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, July 20, 2012 photo, a drilling rig is pictured near Calumet, Okla. Oklahoma is one of several states, including North and South Dakota, that has enjoyed a boom in the energy sector driven in large part by new and improved drilling techniques such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, which cracks open [&hellip...

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Knuth named Press-Gazette executive editor

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo shows Mike Knuth, who on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 was named the new executive editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The newspaper reports the 48-year-old becomes the 11th executive editor in the newspaper’s 93-year history. Knuth is...

Weak European economy hurts Groupon in 2Q

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2011 file photo, the Groupon logo etched in glass is shown in the lobby of the online coupon company’s Chicago offices. Groupon Inc., said Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, that its second-quarter earnings beat Wall Street’s...

Phone cos. lose broadband subscribers for 1st time

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this 2006 file photo, a Verizon lineman connects fiber optic cable that will serve a home in North Bellmore, N.Y. Phone companies are losing the high-speed Internet game. In the second quarter, the landline phone industry lost broadband...

Sen. Murkowski criticizes petroleum reserve plan

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. On the left is Mike Pool, acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, and Bud Cribley, right, Alaska director for the BLM. Salazar said the...

FedEx to offer US staff buyouts in cost cut effort

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 21, 2011 file photo, a FedEx employee climbs aboard a delivery truck as he makes his rounds in Springfield, Ill. FedEx Corp., said Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, they will soon begin offering buyouts to U.S. employees in an effort to cut...

Google cutting 4,000 jobs at Motorola unit

August 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2011 file photo, a Motorola Mobility Xoom tablet is shown at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. On Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, Google announced it is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility cellphone business and...

Master Clean, a family business, offers honesty, integrity and value

August 13, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Fermin Sosa, owner of  Master Clean. Master Clean is licensed, bonded and insured. Please call 420-0965 or 622-5376 for more information.   Master Clean, a family business, offers quality residential and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning. They...

Social media proves a force in consuming Olympics

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Performers wave the British flag during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) NEW YORK (AP) — The London Olympics may well be remembered as the event that drove home the power of social...

Northeast apple growers optimistic about crop

August 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, ripening apples hang from a tree at Burtt’s apple orchard in Cabot, Vt. Apple orchards in Northern New England dodged a bullet this spring when trees got an early start and then were hit with frost that decimated...