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UPMC, Highmark announce contract extension to 2015

May 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Tom Corbett announces an agreement between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and insurer Highmark Inc. to extend in-network coverage for about 2.5 million western Pennsylvania health insurance customers during a Capitol news conference, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Harrisburg, Pa. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Inc....

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Wyoming tourism director anticipates good summer

May 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated image provided by the Wyoming Office of Tourism depicts one of the advertisements that the state of Wyoming is running in magazines around the country to entice travelers to spend their summer vacation in the state this year. The state tourism...

Calif. lawmakers: No repeal of foie gras ban

May 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

State Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said he would not get involved in the attempt by a group of California chefs to overturn an impending ban on foie gras, while talking with reporters at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday,...

Surveyed CEOs find Illinois business climate poor

May 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to members of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. Illinois’ economic image has been battered by budget deficits, tax increases and very public campaigns to lure the...

BlackBerry-maker RIM unveils prototype

May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Thorsten Heins, president and CEO of Research In Motion, the company that makes BlackBerry, delivers the keynote speech during the BlackBerry World conference, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Orlando Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay) TORONTO (AP) — Research In...

Bolivia’s president nationalizes electrical grid

May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

An effigy of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales flames after demonstrators set it on fire at a May Day event in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Morales announced Tuesday his government is completing the nationalization of the country’s...

AP PHOTOS: May Day protests around the world

May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Protesters run through a flooded street from tear gas fired by police after a May Day march ended in clashes in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Activists staged May Day demonstrations around the world Tuesday to...

Workers express anger, gloom, elation on May Day

May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A protester gets sprayed by a water canon during a May Day march in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Clashes with security forces and riots marred the rally to mark International Labor Day. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) MADRID (AP) — On the front lines of...

Avon Products 1Q profit, shares skid

May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A Wednesday, July 28, 2010 file photo shows a container and brush of Super Full mascara by Avon, in North Andover, Mass. Avon Products Inc. says Tuesday, May 1, 2012 that its first-quarter profit tumbled 82 percent, hurt by a bigger restructuring charge,...

Ex-Detroit, Wayne Co. finance chief Marshall dies

May 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 25, 2008 photo, Don Barden and his wife Bella Marshall Barden pose for a photo during a reception at the Townsend Hotel for Kronk Gym–the legendary boxing venue in Birmingham, Mich. Marshall, an ex-Detroit and Wayne County financial chief...