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Ex-Groupon CEO working 9 to 5 on business album

May 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 file photo, Andrew Mason, founder and CEO of Groupon, attends his company’s IPO at Nasdaq, in New York. Former Groupon CEO Mason announced several new ventures Friday, May 17, 2013, including indulging his inner rock star with an album of “motivational business music.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)...

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AP Interview: Calley says Brazil key for Michigan

May 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In a Feb. 7, 2013 file photo Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley sits with Gov. Rick Snyder as Snyder proposes his third state budget before the state Legislature in Lansing, Mich. Calley, who is currently on a trade mission to Brazil says the country and its...

Falling yen to make Japan’s goods more affordable

May 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, March 21, 2013, file photo, Cars for export are parked at a quay to be loaded on a freighter in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. The weaker yen could hurt sales of European companies already struggling from the continent’s recession. In...

Enjoy the benefits of a highly trained insurance agent

May 17, 2013 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Gina Dwyer (left) consults with client Hope Ramirez about her auto coverage at the Dwyer Farmers Insurance Agency. Hope encourages others to go by and talk to Gina or Micaela for a quote on their home and auto insurance with the possibility of saving a lot of...

Asia stocks mixed as holidays thin trade

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday following dour European economic data that dampened hopes of a recovery there anytime soon. However, losses were limited...

Famed ‘hatchet hitchhiker’ arrested in NJ homicide

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME – In this undated photo downloaded from the Union County Prosecutor’s website, Caleb “Kai’ Lawrence McGillvary is shown. McGillvary, 24, is being sought by New Jersey authorities on a murder warrant in the beating...

Obama picks budget official to run troubled IRS

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday May 15, 2013. Obama announced the resignation of Acting IRS Commissioner...

Mining tax cap repeal clears Nev. Assembly panel

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Mining lobbyist James Wadhams answers media questions following a hearing at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The Assembly Taxation Committee approved a measure Thursday to repeal the constitutional tax cap on net...

Agency to consider listing for Alaska lake seals

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this June 2011 photo released by NOAA Fisheries, harbor seals lie in the sun on a sandbar on Iliamna Lake, Alaska, during a summer survey. The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Thursday May 16, 2013 it will consider listing a population of harbor...

Venezuelans scrambling to find scarce toilet paper

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A customer leaves a private super market with her purchases, including toilet paper, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities _ toilet...