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Feet of sand leave farms wasteland after flooding

June 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This May 22, 2012, photo shows irrigation equipment surrounded by sand on the Mason Hansen farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Hundreds of farmers in Iowa and Nebraska are still struggling to remove sand and fill holes gouged by the Missouri River, which swelled last summer with rain and snowmelt and overflowed onto thousands of acres [&hellip...

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Rousseff: Europe must act in unison facing crisis

June 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Spain’s King Juan Carlos, right, talks with Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, during a lunch with businessmen in the Itamaraty palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 4, 2012. King Juan Carlos in on a one-day visit to Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo...

Carr Automotive offers complete vehicle repair service

June 4, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Dennis Carr corrects a rough-running engine problem. Carr Automotive, located at 316 East McGaffey Street, offers complete vehicle repair service, including tune ups; heating system and air conditioning service; engine repairs; complete engine overhauls;...

New farm bill would end direct payments to farmers

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2010, file photo, combines, costing several hundred thousand dollars each, harvest a field during a corn harvesting demonstration at the Husker Harvest Days fair, in Grand Island, Neb. A program that puts billions of dollars in...

Japan Cabinet reshuffle expected over tax bill

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks to reporters after meeting with ruling party legislator Ichiro Ozawa, who opposes a proposed tax increase, Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Tokyo. Noda was expected to reshuffle his Cabinet as he tries to woo the...

Global economy at risk as US, Europe and Asia slow

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday, May 31, 2012, file photo, job seekers gather for employment opportunities at the 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair at the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles. The global economy’s foundations are weakening, one by one. Already hobbled by...

Romney campaign criticizes Obama’s experience

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama walks through his Hyde Park neighborhood with senior advisor Valerie Jarrett to Marty Nesbitt’s home, Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — A weak labor market provided energy Sunday for...

Clinton: US needs Europe ‘operating at full speed’

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks to media at a press conference at the Swedish government offices Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Erik Martensson) SWEDEN OUT STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary...

Annual Warren Buffett lunch auction begins Sunday

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo from May 7 2012, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, gestures in Omaha, Neb. Buffett is again auctioning off a private lunch, and the California charity that benefits is hoping the winning bid will top $2...

CEO: Ala. pension fund investments have big impact

June 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this May 31, 2012 photo, Retirement Systems of Alabama Executive Director David Bronner poses for a photo in his Montgomery, Ala., office. One study of the state pension program shows it has put about 10 percent of its investments in Alabama, and those...