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Dems slam Ryan over Social Security privatization

August 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 19, 2012 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Columbus, Ohio. Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. It was a fight that didnít go well for the GOP back when [&hellip...

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Sawmills move out of the forest, into the city

August 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 photo, Andre Scott, of Jersey City, N.J., throws a piece of trimmed wood cut from discarded tree trunk at Citilog in Newark, N.J. The Newark company takes unwanted trees from the so-called urban forest — parks, yards,...

Kid Rock helps wounded Afghan war vet get house

August 20, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

In this Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 photo, Kid Rock surprises Sgt. Davin Dumar, center, as Dumar’s wife, Dana Dumar, right, begins to cry in the great room of the model house similar to the one that will be built for the Dumars in Macomb Township, Mich. Kid...

Ranchers lose hope drought aid will come in time

August 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo from Aug. 1, 2012, cattle belonging to Todd Eggerling, of Martell, Neb., walk single-file through thin pasture to a water source beyond the hill. Due to the summer’s record drought and heat his cattle operation is in bad shape. Eggerling...

NY regulator has friends, foes after bank deal

August 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 7, 2012 photo, Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, speaks in Albany, N.Y. Although he endures sniping from banks, other regulators and the financial media, ex-colleagues say that the top...

Fisker recalling Karma sedans to fix fans

August 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2010 file photo, Fisker Automotive’s Fisker Karma, a sports luxury plug-in hybrid car, sits on display at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles. Fisker says Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, it is recalling the Karma sedan...

Intrusion embarrasses 'Fort Knox of uranium'

August 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Signs warn against trespassing onto the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The plant recently resumed operations put on hold after three anti-war protesters, including an 82-year-old nun, cut their way through three...

The Tonight Show cuts staff; Leno trims pay

August 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 13, 2011 file photo, Jay Leno presents the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Published reports say The Tonight Show has laid off about two dozen workers and host Jay Leno has taken a large...

GM, Isuzu recall 258,000 SUVs to fix power windows

August 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NUMBER OF VEHICLES RECALLED TO 258,000 – FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2006 file photo, a trio of unsold 2006 Buick Rainier sports utility vehicles sits in front of a Buick dealership in the southeast Denver suburb of Lone...

UK, Ecuador seek solution to deadlock over Assange

August 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up a placard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London, London, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange entered the embassy in June in an attempt to gain political asylum to...