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No elegant technical fixes for distracted driving

June 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Dylan Young, 18, poses for The Associated Press as a vehicle cruises by, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in North Arlington, N.J. Young, a senior at North Arlington High, was in a fender-bender accident caused by being distracted while texting and driving. More than half of high school seniors say they text or email while driving, [&hellip...

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Poll: Americans know how to save energy, but balk

June 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Cindy Shriner, a retired teacher, poses for a portrait with her 2009 Subaru Impreza in Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, June 9, 2012. Shriner buys energy-efficient light bulbs and her car gets nearly 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Still, she keeps her house at...

Plans for Oreo's historic NYC home drawing fire

June 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this May 30, 2012 photo, Michael Phillips, Jamestown Properties Chief Executive Officer, sits during an interview at his office inside Chelsea Market in New York. One hundred years after the introduction of the Oreo, the complex that was once the former...

Obama pushes Congress to help states hire teachers

June 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama talks about the economy, Friday, June 8, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants Congress to help states rehire teachers and act on a key...

SKoreans head to Peru to help search for chopper

June 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provide by Andina Agency, police gather to continue searching for a missing helicopter in the department of Cuzco, Peru, Friday, June 8, 2012. Poor weather continues to impede the search for a helicopter that went missing on Wednesday in...

Activists jab Obama and Romney on economy

June 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters following a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Separated at rival conferences by 1,000 miles...

China's inflation eases, giving room for stimulus

June 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A clerk counts Chinese banknotes at a bank in Huaibei, in central China’s Anhui province, Friday June 8, 2012. China cut state-set gasoline and diesel prices for the second time in a month on Friday amid mounting government efforts to reverse a sharp...

Miss Universe pageant fights back on rigging claim

June 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by the Miss Universe Organization, Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin competes during the 2012 Miss USA Presentation Show on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Las Vegas. Monnin resigned her crown claiming the contest is rigged, but according to...

Rift over political spending divides huge union

June 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 6, 2012 file photo AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee A. Saunders speaks in Albany, N.Y. A heated battle is taking place inside the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees after its failed effort this week to oust...

Spain's ailing banks threaten country's finances

June 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, adjust his glasses before a meeting with Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Moncloa Palace, in Madrid, Thursday, June 7, 2012. Spain’s Prime Minister appeared Thursday to have abandoned his...