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UN: Syrian forces killed, tortured 256 children

November 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Brazilian Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, who is mandated by the U.N. Human Rights Council to lead an international investigation of allegations of human rights abuses in Syria, gestures during a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Monday, Nov 28, 2011. Syrian troops have killed hundreds of children and committed other “crimes...

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See Killgo’s for expert brake work, ‘alinements’ and now, parts

November 28, 2011 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Harold “Hugo” Killgo has specialized in brake and front-end work for forty-nine years. Killgo’s Brake and Alinement, 1508 W. 2nd St., is the place to go for brake and front-end work. Phone 623-7009 for expert service. If it has anything to do...

The other student loan problem: too little debt

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Nov. 16, 2011, Jesse Yeh sits by a fountain on the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif. He uses the university’s library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food and campus events and occasionally skips...

Meijer’s hometown has benefited from his largesse

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A digital billboard remembers Frederik Meijer on U.S. 131 north, near the 44th Street SW exit, in Grand Rapids Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Meijer died Friday at 91 years-old. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse) GREENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Art by famous...

AP Newsbreak: Medicare’s drug coverage gap shrinks

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 8, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama listens as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during a town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act, at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center in Wheaton, Md....

Vt. artist says he’ll fight giant for his kale

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 22, 2011 photo, Bo Muller-Moore stands in his home studio in Montpelier, Vt. Muller-Moore, the Vermont man who is building a business around the term “eat more kale,” which has been plastered on T-shirts, bumper stickers and other...

Ohio shale drilling spurs job hopes in Rust Belt

November 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sept. 26, 2011 photo, the new Vallourec seamless pipe mill can be seen rising up on the horizon in the industrial valley of Girard, Ohio. The $650 million V&M Star plant, located along a desolate stretch that once was a showcase for American...

SKorean police: US trade deal rally turns violent

November 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Opposition party’s lawmakers, bottom, shout slogans during a rally to denounce the passing of a bill on ratification of a South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. South Korea’s parliament ratified a...

How much crazier can Black Friday get?

November 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Black Friday shoppers take a rest at Westfield Galleria at Roseville in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Hector Amezcua) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT NEW YORK (AP) — Pepper-sprayed customers, smash-and-grab...

Public visitation, private memorial set for Meijer

November 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – Frederik Meijer stands next to the giant head of “Leonardo’s Horse” sculpture during assembly at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Mich., in this Sept. 17, 1999 file photo. The 79-year-old Meijer got involved with the...