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Victims jockey to maximize refunds in PFGBest case

January 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Monday, April 4, 2011 file photo shows Russ Wasendorf, Sr., CEO of failed Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wasendorf is expected to be sentenced Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 to prison for embezzling up to $215 million in funds that were supposed to be held separately to protect investors. (AP [&hellip...

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Facebook 4Q results surpass estimates, stock falls

January 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) NEW YORK (AP) —...

GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as leverage

January 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., meets with reporters following a weekly Democratic strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a growing sense of...

Brewers want last call on beer tax growth in Tenn.

January 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A worker attends to a beer bottling machine at the Yazoo Brewing Co. in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Yazoo is among the brewers who are calling for an overhaul of Tennessee’s taxes on beer, which are the nation’s highest. (AP...

Mayo vies for public money for Minnesota expansion

January 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo, shows the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic, Minnesota’s largest private employer, pressed state lawmakers Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 to commit more than $500 million toward an ambitious development project tied to the renowned medical...

Billionaire (not that one) announces NYC mayor bid

January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Surrounded by supporters, John Catsimatidis talks to the media during a news conference on the steps of City Hall in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Catsimatidis announced his intention to run for New York City mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Gore hits corporate media, defends Current TV sale

January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore talks during an interview, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in New York. Gore, who takes aim in his new book at the corporate media for “suffocating the free flow of ideas,” on Tuesday defended the sale of his own...

Ticketmaster makes online ‘CAPTCHA’ puzzles easier

January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided by Ticketmaster shows the newly designed program for ticket purchases. Ticketmaster, often the subject of fan anger when tickets to popular concerts get sold out in seconds, is removing an annoyance that can slow down the buying process:...

Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, Web use

January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided bu Microsoft shows the company’s new version of its Office software. The software became available to consumers as an online subscription service for the first time in an attempt to extend one of the company’s key franchises beyond...

Amazon posts lower 4Q net income but stock jumps

January 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 photo, amazon shipments are packaged in Koblenz, Germany. Amazon’s fourth-quarter net income fell 45 percent, as sharply higher revenue failed to keep pace with increased spending on order fulfillment and digital content, a...