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Dunkin’ Donuts apologizes for blackface advert

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

An advertisement poster of a smiling woman with bright pink lips in blackface makeup holding a doughnut is seen on a Skytrain, a commuter train in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin’ Donuts to withdraw the “bizarre and racist” advertisement for chocolate doughnuts in Thailand. The...

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School support staff must back charter under bill

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, listens to the debate over his bill that would make it harder for parents and others to convert public schools to charters by requiring them to get the consent of lower-level unionized school employees, at the Capitol...

Batch Brewing wins Comerica Hatch Detroit contest

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Aug. 29, 2013 photo shows partners of Batch Brewing Company, from left, Stephen Roginson, Jason Williams and Anthony O’Donnell in Detroit. Batch Brewing Co. has won the 2013 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest and is getting a $50,000 grand prize. The...

Legislation would expand who can perform abortions

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, urged lawmakers to reject a bill to allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of abortion in the first trimester, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug....

Bill would help farmworkers collect back wages

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

State Sen. William Monning, D- Carmel, urges lawmakers to approve his bill that would hold successor farm labor contractors liable for wages owned to farmworkers, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. The bill, SB168 was approved by the...

Mexico ships 1st load of best tequila to China

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Women dressed in costumes stand in front of a line of cargo trucks during a ceremony marking the departure of the first load of blue agave tequila to China in Zapopan, Mexico, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Mexico has shipped its first load of blue agave tequila,...

Thousands may have claims in casino overtime case

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 6, 2010 image provided by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, is shown in Las Vegas. Lawyers say they’re trying to contact more than 7,000 current and former employees of The Cosmopolitan resort who...

After tough August, investors face scary September

August 30, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Jason Hardzewicz, a floor official and trader for Barclays, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in New York. Disappointing news on consumer spending helped pull stocks lower Friday in a quiet end to the...

Consumer prices climb in Japan, retail sales fall

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 2, 201 file photo, shoppers inspect clothes at a clothing store in Tokyo. Japan released data on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 showing its economic recovery gained momentum in July, as manufacturing accelerated and consumer prices rose for a...

Chevron exec says Argentine venture worth the risk

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Ali Moshiri, Chevron’s head of Latin America, Middle East and Africa, right, and Miguel Galuccio, CEO of Argentina’s state-controlled YPF oil company, speak before the start of a joint news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 29,...