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Barbara Graves, wife of prominent publisher, dies

May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo provided by her family shows Barbara Kydd Graves, wife of Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr. Mrs. Graves, who aided in the growth of the publication and media company, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Howard University Hospital in Washington after a more than three-year struggle with gall bladder cancer. She [&hellip...

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Shell nearly finished modifying Arctic drill ship

May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A visitor walks up a ramp to the arctic oil drilling rig “Kulluk,” as it sits at the Vigor Shipyards, Friday, May 25, 2012, while undergoing extensive work in Seattle. Shell Oil hopes to use the rig to tap vast oil reserves below the Beaufort Sea...

Paul’s Veterinary Supply is ‘More than just vet supplies’

May 25, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The staff at Paul’s Vet Supply includes (left to right) Paul Bierwirth, Belinda Bierwirth and Adrian Ruiz. They are ready to fix you up with whatever you need for your ranch, farm, or for your pets at home. Paul’s Veterinary Supply, 2005 S.E. Main...

Argentina drops train operator after deadly crash

May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, firemen rescue wounded passengers from a commuter train after a collision in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina’s government is revoking the concession of the company whose commuter train ran crashed in...

Facebook launches iPhone camera app

May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

an undated image provided by Facebook shows Facebook’s new camera app, unveiled Thursday, May 24, 2012. The app, made for the iPhone, can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store. It works like most other camera applications for smart phones. To take...

Broadcasters sue Dish over ad-skipping DVR service

May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This image provided by Dish Network shows a screen message of the AutoHop feature, that allows customers to skip over commercials. Broadcasters Fox, NBC and CBS sued Dish Network Corp. on Thursday May 24, 2012, over the service. Dish, the nation’s...

Nearly 21M viewers for ‘Idol’ finale a new low

May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Finalists Jessica Sanchez, left, and Phillip Phillips, center, listen as host Ryan Seacrest announces the winner onstage at the “American Idol” finale on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) —...

A smoke-free country? New Zealand taxes aim for it

May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Jan. 18, 2012 photo, a smoker puffs on a cigarette in the central business district in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand’s government on Thursday, May 24, 2012, squeezed smokers more than ever by announcing a 40 percent hike in tobacco taxes...

Vatican bank chief ousted in no-confidence vote

May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

** FILE ** In this Dec. 21, 2011, file photo, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, head of the Vatican bank I.O.R., leaves after greeting Pope Benedict XVI at the end of a weekly general audience at the Vatican. Gotti Tedeschi was ousted after a no-confidence vote of the...

Senate rejects GOP, Dem plans on student loans

May 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 24, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Senate has rejected Democratic and Republican plans for averting a doubling of interest rates on federal college...