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FACT CHECK: Obama off on thrifty spending claim

May 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign grassroots event at the Iowa state fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, May 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is aggressively pushing the idea that, contrary to widespread belief, President Barack Obama is tightfisted with taxpayer dollars. To back it up, the...

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For something so simple, pasta is serious business

May 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A group of women taste pasta in a hotel conference room in Rome, Friday, May 18, 2012. Pasta sales worldwide have grown steadily over the past three years. Pasta is serious business in Italy, and a recent blind taste test organized by the world’s...

IMF chief Lagarde: Little sympathy for Greece

May 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A European Union flag flies outside the Stock Exchange in Athens on Friday, May 25, 2012. Uncertainty over Greece’s future in the eurozone has hammered markets ahead of June 17 general elections in the crisis-hit country. The Greek share index touched...

Bud weakens to tropical storm off Mexico’s coast

May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A woman pushes her dog in a baby stroller along the beach in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Friday, May 25, 2012. Hurricane Bud lost a little of its sting early Friday, but remained a potent Category 2 storm as it headed toward a string of...

NRC chief: Progress being made at Mich. nuke plant

May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Outgoing Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko speaks at a news conference Friday, May 25, 2012 in South Haven, Mich. The Palisades nuclear plant in southwestern Michigan is making progress on fixing its myriad of problems but still has many...

Is China poor? Key question at climate talks

May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- Smoke billows from a chimney of a heating plant as the sun sets in Beijing in this file photo dated Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. U.N. climate talks being held in Bonn, Germany, are in gridlock Thursday May 24, 2012, as a rift between rich and poor countries...

Spain’s Bankia asks for $24B in state aid

May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A woman uses an ATM cash point machine at a branch of the Bankia bank in Madrid Thursday May 17, 2012. A recently nationalized Spanish bank’s shares plummeted Thursday after a newspaper said depositors were rushing to withdraw money, while the country...

Barbara Graves, wife of prominent publisher, dies

May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo provided by her family shows Barbara Kydd Graves, wife of Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr. Mrs. Graves, who aided in the growth of the publication and media company, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Howard University Hospital in...

Shell nearly finished modifying Arctic drill ship

May 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A visitor walks up a ramp to the arctic oil drilling rig “Kulluk,” as it sits at the Vigor Shipyards, Friday, May 25, 2012, while undergoing extensive work in Seattle. Shell Oil hopes to use the rig to tap vast oil reserves below the Beaufort Sea...

Paul’s Veterinary Supply is ‘More than just vet supplies’

May 25, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The staff at Paul’s Vet Supply includes (left to right) Paul Bierwirth, Belinda Bierwirth and Adrian Ruiz. They are ready to fix you up with whatever you need for your ranch, farm, or for your pets at home. Paul’s Veterinary Supply, 2005 S.E. Main...