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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 Free Press, William Archie) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES ANN [&hellip...

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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...

The tax man cometh to police you on health care

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 21, 2011 file photo House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee Chairman Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama’s health care law...

Movies, TV and yes, toys, draw fans to Comic-Con

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this July 5, 2012 photo, the Marvel Universe S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Helicarrier, at center with a Captain America figure on the foredeck, is seen with, from left background, a DC Comics Vertigo Death figurine, the Polly Pocket DC Comics Villain set, a Dana as...

Boeing hopes for year of the Max at air show

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this June 14, 2012 photo, Beverly Wyse, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ 737 vice president and general manager, talks to reporters in Renton, Wash., as she stands in front of a projected image of the new 737 MAX airplane during a briefing ahead of the...

California OKs funding for high-speed rail line

July 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

State Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Willows, urged lawmakers to reject a bill authorizing about $4.5 billion in funding for a high-speed rail system at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, July 6, 2012. The bill, which would allow the state to begin selling $2.6...