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Analysis: Compromise in Congress very unlikely

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 28, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans and Democrats in Congress who congratulated themselves for passing relatively routine legislation before July 4 are returning to the Capitol for a summer stocked with political show votes and no serious role for [&hellip...

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NYC asking developers to test tiny apartments

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by the New York Mayor’s office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, stands with Amanda Burden, left, Department of City Planning Director, and Commissioner Mathew Wambua, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, in the...

Southwest Power Pool opening new Little Rock HQ

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A man walks to the entrance of the Southwest Power Pool building in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, July 9, 2012, which parcels out electricity for dozens of utilities across nine states. SPP opened its new $62 million headquarters Monday. (AP Photo/Danny...

China boosts state firms as entrepreneurs struggle

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken on June 29, 2012, a worker assembles a massage bed at a local furniture manufacturing factory in Zhanjiang, China. Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the heart of China’s export-driven manufacturing industries, reflects the conflict...

Michigan sellers watch Europe's economic struggles

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, June 22, 2012, photo, Charles Mitchell,46, works on the T-5 XR assembly line at the NuStep plant in Ann Arbor, Mich. NuSteps exports some of its exercise machines to Europe and has seen a slowdown in European sales this year. (AP Photo/Detroit...

Owner drops price for San Francisco Bay island

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 15, 2007 file photo, Red Rock Island with Mount Tamalpais in the background is seen in this view taken from Point Richmond, Calif. Red Rock, the island offering a secluded beach, promises of great fishing and stunning views of the...

Mickey Mouse takes NKorean stage in show for Kim

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this image made off North Korea’s KRT video footage, North Korea’s new Moranbong band and performers dressed as America’s cartoon characters perform in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 6, 2012. Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took...

States fight 'tourists' trafficking painkillers

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo made April 19, 2012, Gerald Dixon, 53, serving a four-year sentence for transporting prescription painkillers from Florida back to Ohio for illegal sale, describes his drug dealing activities during an interview at Lebanon Correctional...

Minister: Privatizations are Greece's top priority

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Greece’s new Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras, talks to a colleague after speaking at the Parliament in Athens Saturday, July 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s three-party coalition government will try to get...

More mega projects turning to private investors

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday, July 5, 2012 photo, plaster crumbles from a wall in a classroom at the 88-year-old Charles E. Gorton High School in Yonkers, N.Y. The Yonkers school district is looking for investors to pay for a $1.7 billion overhaul of dozens of schools...