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In CA city, mixed picture of life after bankruptcy

July 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday, July 19, 2012, the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard is seen in the background across from the Vallejo water front in Vallejo, Calif. After the 1996 closure of the naval yard and the burst of the housing bubble, Vallejo declared bankruptcy in 2008. The city emerged from bankruptcy last year [&hellip...

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U-Michigan wins 4th straight solar car competition

July 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Saturday, July 21, 2012 photo provided by the University of Michigan, supporters of the University of Michigan’s entry in the 2012 American Solar Challenge cheer as the solar vehicle, the Quantum, comes in to win the eight-day event in St. Paul,...

Amherst College paid interns help nonprofits

July 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Tuesday, June 19, 2012 photo, Maria Darrow, of Falmouth, Maine, who will start her sophomore year at Amherst College in the fall, puts on a headband after planting strawberries as part of her paid internship at a community farm in Amherst, Mass. The...

US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

July 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This July 16, 2012, photo shows new parents Garrett Goudeseune, 25, Laura Fritz, 27, left, with their daughter Adalade Goudeseune, as they pose for a photo at the Jefferson Action Center, an assistance center in the Denver suburb of Lakewood. Both Fritz and...

Skeptical ranchers mark salmon project's 20th year

July 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo from 2009 provided by the Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Program, ranchers and land managers, from left, Quinton Snook, Jan Brady, Hans Koenig, and Mike Edmondson stand near an aging culvert crossing Carmen Creek, a tributary of the Lemhi River,...

Santa Monica trailer park community threatened

July 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

79-year-old Jack Waddington rests near the pool at the Santa Monica Village Trailer Park in Santa Monica, Calif., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The city’s Planning Commission recently recommended the 3.8-acre park’s zoning be changed to allow a...

Working poor stand at center of Medicaid debate

July 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this July 12, 2012 photo, a man leaves the pharmacy at Nuestra Clinica Del Valle in San Juan, Texas. About 85 percent of those served at the clinic are uninsured. Texas already has one of the nationís most restrictive Medicaid programs, offering coverage...

Work on salvaging barge, tugboat to start Saturday

July 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Part of a 110-foot commercial dredge, the Arthur J, can still be seen above the waters of Lake Huron after it sunk about 2 miles off of Lakeport, Michigan, spilling an unknown amount of diesel fuel, early Thursday morning, July 19, 2012. The barge was...

Judge: Kleiner must fight lawsuit in open court

July 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 4, 2006 file photo, venture capitalist John Doerr poses for a portrait with partner Ellen Pao outside of their office in Menlo Park, Calif. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn has scheduled a hearing Friday, July 20, 2012...

GE 2Q earnings drop 16 pct; reaffirms outlook

July 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Machine operator Ed Snyder works in the cell assembly line at General Electric’s battery plant in Schenectady, N.Y., on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. General Electric Co. announced Tuesday it will invest $70 million to double the production of its advanced...