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Asia-Pacific leaders seeks ways to foster growth

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

An Indonesian special forces soldier patrols on his armored vehicle outside the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara) BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is urging Asian business and political leaders to do more to counter the...

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102-year-old Bryan hardware store to close

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 photo, customers walk from the Parker-Astin Harware in Bryan,Texas. Parker-Astin Hardware that had served the Bryan-College Station area for more than a century is closing its doors for the last time. (AP Photo/Bryan-College...

LA students get iPads, crack firewall, play games

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Oct. 1, 2013 photo showing Roosevelt High School students Carlos Espinoza and Maria Aguilera talk during an interview in Los Angeles. They were among two of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 650,000 students to receive iPads under a...

Law shields churches, leaves pensions unprotected

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Armantina Pelaez, a former crisis counselor at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Paterson, N.J., sits in Paterson’s Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Federal law requires most private employers with pension plans to contribute to them...

Obama to public: Don’t give up on health sign-ups

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, President Barack Obama poses for a photo prior to an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in the White House library in Washington four days into a partial shutdown of the government. Obama, who successfully...

‘League of Legends’ champs win in legendary venue

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Members of South Korea’s SK Telecom T1, below, compete in the third round at the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship Final as a member of China’s Royal Club team is seen above, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Los Angeles. The SK Telecom T1 team...

Greenpeace: Russia actions among worst ‘assaults’

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo provided by Greenpeace and taken Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, members of the Russian Investigative Committee accompanied by Peter Willcox, the U.S. captain of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise inspect the vessel, in back, near Murmansk, Russia....

Cheap razor made after P&G watches Indians shave

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, an Indian man gets a shave during the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. In October 2013, Procter & Gamble has introduced Gillette Guard, a low-cost razor designed for emerging markets...

Feds set repairs on glitchy health care website

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo provided by HHS shows the main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. Bedeviled by technology glitches that frustrated millions of consumers, the Obama administration is taking down its health overhaul website for repairs this weekend. Enrollment...

You say Twitter, I say Tweeter: Investor mix-up?

October 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany, Twitter unsealed the documents Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, for its planned initial public offering of stock and says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion....