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Dr. Oz urges California state workers to get fit

May 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Emmy Award-winning talk show host waves to fans at a news conference where joined in announcing a new pilot workplace wellness program for state employees in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 30, 2012. Oz, accompanied by Yvonne R. Walker, president of the Service Employees International Union Local 1000, right, Michelle Bouchard,...

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US consumer spending slowed in March, income rose

May 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 25, 2011 file photo, shoppers scramble for door buster deals at Target, in Bowling Green, Ky. Americans increased their spending more slowly in March 2012, suggesting some could be worried about the economy. The Commerce Department...

World Trade Center is back on top in NYC

May 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A torn safety net on One World Trade Center provides a window view of the Manhattan skyline, Monday, April 30, 2012 in New York. One World Trade Center is being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks. It reached just over 1,250...

Humana reports 21 percent drop in 1Q profit

May 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Aug. 8, 2011 file photo, shows the entrance to the Humana building, in Louisville, Ky. Humana Inc. says its first-quarter net income in 2012 fell 21 percent as the health insurer’s retail and employer group segments had lower profit as...

Dow, S&P 500 slip as Spain enters recession

May 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Specialists Peter Giacchi, left, and John Parisi confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, April 25, 2012. U.S. stocks were headed for a neutral opening, with Dow Jones industrial futures nearly unchanged. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK...

Hearings scheduled on reopening Cheboygan hospital

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In a Monday, April 23, 2012 photo, Lisa Craig Brisson speaks during a community rally at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan, Mich. A crowd estimated at 2,500 attended the rally in response to the hospital being closed unexpectedly on April 3 after a...

Brazil oil platform evacuated as precaution

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A Transocean Ltd. offshore oil rig is titled to one side in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 29, 2012. Rio de Janeiro’s port captain says that an inclination of three degrees prompted a Saturday night evacuation of about 100...

More families building their own tornado shelters

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This April 27, 2012, photo provided by Betty Harryman shows Betty her daughter Linda Harryman with the safe room they installed in the garage of their new home following last years tornado in Joplin, Mo. Harryman, 76, was in a Joplin hospital about to have...

Facebook billionaire shuns luxury for startup life

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday April 26, 2012, Dustin Moskovitz, left, and Justin Rosenstein, right, co-founders of the collaborative software company Asana, pose outside of their offices in San Francisco. Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate...

Porpoise problems have fishermen facing shutdown

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a porpoise leaps out of the water holding a fish while feeding in the Indian River in Titusville, Fla. Federal regulators say far too many porpoises in the Gulf of Maine are drowning in fishing gear, specifically...