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AP IMPACT: Evacs and drills pared near nuke plants

May 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 file photo, disaster response team members Ben Olson, left, and Charles Benefield work inside a decontamination tent set up outside Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix, during a state-wide drill for a nuclear disaster. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is about [&hellip...

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Anger, drama at Ratko Mladic’s genocide trial

May 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. Ratko Mladic, right, and a UN security guard, left, are seen at the start of his trial at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday May 16, 2012. Twenty years after the opening shots of...

Biden attacks Romney tenure as venture capitalist

May 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Vice President Joe Biden and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland hug before Biden spoke at M-7 Technologies Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Youngstown, Ohio. Biden is pouncing on Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney in swing state Ohio, casting him as a...

Activision, EA settle lawsuit over execs’ leaving

May 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo of a video game image released by Activision shows a scene from “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.” Activision on Wednesday May 16, 2012 announced in a Los Angeles court that it had settled its claims against...

J.C. Penney’s shares in free-fall after 1Q loss

May 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, shoppers visit a J.C. Penney store in New York. J.C. Penney’s stock plunged 18 percent on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 — the biggest drop by percentage since the market crash in 1987. The decline comes...

Montana looks for more Exxon oil from 2011 spill

May 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This July 4, 2011 file photo shows Jim Swanson surveying the oil impact on his property in Laurel, Mont. Swanson had contacted the DEQ after seeing oil sheens along the river. His property suffered extensive contamination last year that Exxon...

Lack of trust in Facebook may hold back ad sales

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A worker sits in the Facebook office in Menlo Park, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2012. The company Mark Zuckerberg created as a Harvard student eight years ago is preparing for what looks to be the biggest Internet IPO ever. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Deficit summit brings about more talk, no answers

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2012 Fiscal Summit, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Government leaders past and present gathered in Washington on...

Former Ford exec. Harold ‘Red’ Poling dies at 86

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan 6, 1993 file photo, then-Ford Motor Co. chief Harold “Red” Poling, left, walks outside with then-president-elect Bill Clinton and vice president-elect Al Gore after a meeting between the incoming U.S. leaders and auto industry...

Haiti’s new PM: Mining laws being drafted

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Haiti’s new Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe speaks during an interview in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian government is drafting legislation for the newly emerging...