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US sues to lower prices of e-book best-sellers

April 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Attorney General Eric Holder takes part in a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The Justice Department and several states have sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books that Attorney General Eric Holder says cost consumers millions of dollars....

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School workers object to proposed benefit changes

April 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Jim Pearson, a Huron Valley Schools retiree, shows a chart as he testifies before a Senate Appropriations retirement subcommittee considering a bill that would make school employees pay more to keep their pensions, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in Lansing, Mich....

AP Enterprise: Docs say drilling law hurts health

April 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo made on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, Janet McIntyre talks about the water from her well while sitting in her home in Evans City, Pa. McIntyre, whose home is near a gas well drilled using the hydraulic fracturing process, said doctors told her not to...

Spidey who? Peter Parker, Miles Morales cross over

April 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This image provided by Marvel Comics shows Spider-Men Peter Parker, left, and his Ultimate Comics Universe counterpart Miles Morales. Brian Bendis on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 said the two heroes will meet in the Bendis-written, Sara Pichelli-drawn five-issue...

Loyal Instagram users fret about Facebook's reach

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone Monday, April 9, 2012, in New York. Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network’s largest acquisition ever. Instagram lets people apply filters to photos they...

Nike and Reebok settle NY fight over Tebow apparel

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 26, 2012, file photo, Reebok-branded New York Jets football jerseys with the name and number of Jets quarterback Tim Tebow are displayed at a Modell’s store in New York. Reebok has scrapped its effort to sell New York Jets Tim...

Best Buy CEO resigns amid internal investigation

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 20, 2010, file photo, Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn speaks at a Google conference in San Francisco. Best Buy Co. Dunn has resigned from the electronics retailer. Best Buy said Tuesday, April 10, 2012, that it was a mutual decision, and that...

Obama sees biggest divide since Johnson-Goldwater

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama greets members of the audience after speaking at a campaign event at the Westin Diplomat Hotel, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday...

Alcoa's surprise 1Q profit could boost Wall Street

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In a July 5, 2011 file photo, stacks of fabricated aluminum are stored at Alcoa’s Fjardaal aluminum smelter in Reydarfjordur, Iceland. Alcoa Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market close Tuesday, April 10, 2012. (AP...

Study: Tax deadline day can be deadly on US roads

April 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 15, 2010 file photo, a motorist drops off tax return forms before the deadline outside the Pasadena Post office in Pasadena, Calif. Researchers found that deadly auto accidents increase on Tax Day. The traffic death rate on Tax Day,...