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GM's ads aren't getting the job done

August 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 8, 2012 file photo, the Chevrolet logo shines on a Silverado pickup truck at an auto dealership in Springfield, Ill. Ever since the company left bankruptcy three years ago, General Motors’ ads haven’t boosted sales much. The company’s biggest campaign, “Chevy Runs Deep,” has failed to generate buzz. And now,...

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Olympics awash in Twitter, for better or worse

August 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 29, 2012 file photo, Greece’s Voula Papachristou lands in the sand after her jump at the Women’s Triple Jump final at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The Hellenic Olympic Committee has removed...

Chavez: joining trade bloc a boon for Venezuela

July 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Brazil’s Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, left, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Almagro, second from left, Argentina’s Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, second from right, and Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro...

Crews salvage barge from southern Lake Huron

July 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In a July 19, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, 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, Mich., spilling an unknown amount of...

Chrysler posts $436M second-quarter profit

July 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2012 file photo, the grill of a 2012 Chrysler 200 is displayed on the showroom floor of Goss Dodge Chrysler in South Burlington, Vt. Chrysler rode big sales increases in the U.S. to a $436 million profit in the second quarter,...

Stock indexes drift lower, ending a two-day rally

July 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In a Thursday, July 26, 2012 photo, traders gather at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the IPO of Northern Tier Energy. U.S. stocks crept higher in early trading Monday, July 30, 2012 on Wall Street following big gains...

Buy your next vacation souvenir in your hotel room

July 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo supplied by H+K Strategies shows artwork in an Omni Dallas Hotel guest room. Omni is one of a number of hotels that features unusual art in the rooms and allows guests the option of purchasing the work to take home. For several years,...

NE governors, Canadian counterparts talk energy

July 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

CORRECTS NAME OF CONFERENCE TO NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS AND EASTERN CANADIAN PREMIERS CONFERENCE INSTEAD OF NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS AND EASTERN QUEBEC PREMIERS CONFERENCE – New Brunswick Premier Davild Alward listens during the New England Governors and...

Some Olympians want marketing rules changed

July 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

United States runner Sanya Richards-Ross arrives at a news conference at Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. Richards-Ross is one of the U.S. athletes who are part of a Twitter campaign demanding changes in Olympic...

Japan anti-nuke candidate loses governor election

July 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Anti-nuclear protesters stage a rally outside Japan’s parliament complex in Tokyo, Sunday, July 29, 2012. Thousands of the protesters rallied to demand the government abandon nuclear power after the accident last year in northern Fukushima. (AP...