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Web comic helps fuel donations to Tesla's NY lab

August 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, the exterior of a Shoreham, N.Y. building that once housed the laboratory of physicist/inventor Nicola Tesla is shown. In little more than a week, donors from more than 100 countries have kicked in about $1 million through a social media website to pay [&hellip...

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Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids?

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Sandra Payes Chacon, wife of Rony Molina, pauses while talking about her children to the Associated Press at a friends home in Atlixco, Mexico, Thursday, June 7, 2012. Sandra, who lived in the U.S. illegally, was deported to Guatemala a year and a half ago....

After the rain: Irene's lessons to the East Coast

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2011, file photo, people walk along a washed out section of Route 12 in Berlin, Vt. A year ago, Vermont was devastated by Tropical Storm Irene. Hard lessons have been learned in the year since Irene sent sedans bobbing down...

Armstrong called humble hero who served country

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Visitors gather around the Apollo 11 command module “Columbia” that carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on their historic voyage to the Moon and back on July 16 to 24, 1969, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Aiur...

Isaac drenches Haiti, Cuba, heads toward Florida

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A home that was built twice within the last two years is left in ruins during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac near the seawall in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti’s...

Refinery blast kills 26 in Venezuela, dozens hurt

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Fire rises over the Amuay oil refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. A huge explosion rocked Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire Saturday, killing over 20 people and injuring dozens in the deadliest...

Apple's $1B patent verdict could corner market

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADDITION FOR CLARIFICATION ON WHERE RULING WAS MADE – Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S III, right, and Apple’s iPhone 4S are displayed at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. After a year of scorched-earth...

Smart meter movement stirs rowdy debate in Texas

August 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, photo, Thelma Taormina poses next to her old electric meter at her home in Houston. Taormina was involved in a confrontation last summer when a contractor for CenterPoint Energy had refused to leave her property without first...

Best Buy pays up to lure new CEO

August 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This undated photo provided by Carlson Cos. shows Hubert Joly. Best Buy is paying up for a turnaround. Incoming President and CEO Hubert Joly will take home more than $15 million next year and stands to earn another $16.5 million in stock grants...

Isaac nears Haiti with homeless quake population

August 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People run over a bridge covered by debris as waves hit the seawall, caused by Tropical Storm Isaac in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened slightly as it spun toward the Dominican Republic and vulnerable...