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Japan back to trade deficit, $6.5 billion in July

August 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 25, 2012 file photo, containers pack a container terminal at a pier in Tokyo. Japan slipped back into a trade deficit in July, as exports languished and imports of gas and generating equipment surged, the Ministry of Finance reported Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File) TOKYO (AP) — [&hellip...

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USDA eyes whether tainted beef entered food supply

August 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This still image made from video provided by Compassion Over Killing, appears to show workers at a Central California slaughterhouse bungling the slaughter of cows. Federal regulators shut down the slaughterhouse Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, after receiving the...

Epic patent trial over iPhone technology wraps up

August 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People wait in line to get inside for the Apple and Samsung trial during a lunch break at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives...

Barnes & Noble sees 'Fifty Shades' of green

August 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Monday, June 18, 2012, file photo customers enter the Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Hoover, Ala. Barnes & Noble says its fiscal first-quarter loss narrowed, lifted by sales of e-books and other digital content as well as sales of the...

Europe's leaders face post-holiday blues

August 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A man talking on the phone looks at the departure information board announcing canceled trains during a train drivers strike at Lisbon’s Santa Apolonia station, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Portuguese train drivers are striking to protest against economic...

Best Buy 2Q profit drops 90 pct, misses estimates

August 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday, June 21, 2012, file photo, customers walk in and out of Best Buy in Danvers, Mass. Best Buy Co. is reporting Monday, Aug. 21, 2012, a 90 percent drop in net income during the second quarter, dragged down by restructuring charges and weak...

S&P touches highest level since 2008, then falls

August 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks slipped Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in one of the quietest trading sessions of the year. Worries about European debt crept up again, and...

USDA: Corn harvest ahead of schedule

August 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Farmer Tom Albaugh holds drought impacted ears of corn in a field on his farm, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Ankeny, Iowa. Albaugh expects to be harvesting by the middle of September, ahead of the usual end of September or early October schedule. The harvest is...

Apple sets record for company value at $624B

August 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People walk into Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. On Monday, Apple set a new record for the most valuable company at $621 billion, beating Microsoft’s 1999 high. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is Wall...

Summertime blues for drivers: Gas at August record

August 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, gas prices are advertised at a Sunoco gas station and market in Lapeer, Mich. U.S. drivers are paying an average of $3.72 per gallon on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. That’s the highest price ever on this date,...