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In Calif., more Latinos among strawberry growers.

July 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken July 9, 2012, Rogelio Ponce Sr., center, and his two sons, Rogelio Ponce Jr., left, and Steven Ponce, right, pose for a photo on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the family’s ranch in Watsonville, Calif., where the Ponces grow nearly 200 acres of strawberries. Ponce Sr., whose father migrated from Mexico [&hellip...

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Is it just the economy? Other issues may play role

July 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama holds a re-election campaign rally despite the heavy rain at the historic Walkerton Tavern & Gardens in Glen Allen, Va., near Richmond Saturday, July 14, 2012. It is in the Congressional district represented by House Majority Leader...

Private jet crash kills 3 Americans in France

July 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Police Officers work near plane that crashed on landing at Le Castellet airport, near Toulon, southern France, Friday, July, 13, 2012. Three US citizen died in the accident. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — A French official says a...

Who will replace Lopez, Tyler on 'American Idol'?

July 15, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

In this June 30, 2012 file photo, Adam Lambert and the rock group Queen perform in a fan zone during the Euro 2012 soccer championship tournament in Kiev, Ukraine. Lambert is among the various names being tossed around as an “American Idol”...

GE signs Myanmar deals after US eases sanctions

July 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S ambassador to Myanmar, Derek Mitchell speaks during the signing ceremony between Sea Lion Co. Ltd., General Electric Healthcare and Bahosi and Pun Hlaing Hospitals in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, July. 14, 2012. General Electric became the first American...

Colorado cantaloupes return; growers push safety

July 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Produce manager Nate Codina holds a cut Rocky Ford cantaloupes at a Denver Kings Soopers market on Friday, July 13, 2012. Colorado cantaloupes are back in supermarkets Friday, and growers of the Rocky Ford melons are going on the offensive to restore the...

With slower growth, China can't play economic hero

July 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A security guard tries a bicycle near exhibited furniture during a consumer products exhibition in Beijing Friday, July 13, 2012. China’s economic growth slowed to a new three-year low in the latest quarter as exports and consumer spending weakened. (AP...

The noisiest shareholder activist takes a break

July 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 11, 1971 file photo, Evelyn Y. Davis wears hotpants as she speaks at the annual stockholders meeting of the Communications Satellite Corp. in Washington. For decades, Davis, who has been buying a few shares of big companies, attends...

After 24 years of toil, SE Ark. gets 4-lane US 65

July 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this August 4, 2010, file photo, traffic begins crossing the newly opened U.S. 82 River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Greenville, Miss., and Lake Village, Ark. Twenty-four years and $200 million later, drivers can motor through...

JPMorgan Chase launches a stock market rally

July 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In a Tuesday, July 10, 2012, file photo, traders work at the start of early trading at the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slid for a sixth day Thursday, July 12, 2012, as concern spread that weaker global economic growth and the European debt...