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Stocks fall for a fourth day as tech profits slump

July 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Friday, June 29, 2012, file photo, specialists Frank Masello, left, and John T. O’Hara, right, work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York shortly before the closing bell. Stock markets in Asia declined Tuesday July 10, 2012, after China said the growth rate for its imports fell [&hellip...

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3 more Michigan groups hand in ballot signatures

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Gabrielle Theis, 11, of Brighton, helps deliver petition signatures to the Secretary of State Monday, July 9, 2012 for campaign to block state tax hikes. Her mother, Lana Theis, is president of the Michigan Alliance for Prosperity, the campaign’s...

NYC rally against proposed super-sized drinks ban

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A protester holds a sign during a “Million Gulp” demonstration against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to prohibit licensed food establishments from using containers larger than 16 ounces to serve high-calorie drinks like colas at City...

Oil markets breathe easier after Norway deal

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Monday, July 2, 2012, photo, tanker trucks take on loads of gasoline and diesel fuel at Arkansas Terminaling and Trading Inc., in North Little Rock, Ark., before making daily deliveries to retailers. The price of oil climbed nearly 2 percent Monday,...

Analysis: Compromise in Congress very unlikely

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 28, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans and Democrats in Congress who congratulated themselves for passing relatively routine legislation before July 4 are returning...

NYC asking developers to test tiny apartments

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by the New York Mayor’s office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, stands with Amanda Burden, left, Department of City Planning Director, and Commissioner Mathew Wambua, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, in the...

Southwest Power Pool opening new Little Rock HQ

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A man walks to the entrance of the Southwest Power Pool building in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, July 9, 2012, which parcels out electricity for dozens of utilities across nine states. SPP opened its new $62 million headquarters Monday. (AP Photo/Danny...

China boosts state firms as entrepreneurs struggle

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken on June 29, 2012, a worker assembles a massage bed at a local furniture manufacturing factory in Zhanjiang, China. Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the heart of China’s export-driven manufacturing industries, reflects the conflict...

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...

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...