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Casinos' anti-compulsive bet programs vary widely

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 13, 2012, photo, Arnie Wexler, former head of new Jersey’s Council on Compulsive Gambling, signs certificates for employees of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City N.J. who completed a training program he runs on compulsive gambling. The casino industry’s efforts to address problem gambling range from the type of hands-on...

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Sometimes even Warren Buffett gets it wrong

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a news conference in Iwaki city. Japan. Buffett wants Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to know that the company has...

Dow 13,000 is a big number, but it's just a number

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File – In this Nov. 21, 1995 file photo, a New York Stock Exchange trader throws tickets into the air on the floor of the exchange as it closes, in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average closed in record territory over the milestone 5,000 mark for...

Auto town on the mend, but bailout still divides

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 photo, Laura Sheets, chair of the board of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, stands in the town square in Kokomo, Ind. “There’s a saying...

Israel inks $1.6 billion arms deal with Azerbaijan

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convenes the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Netanyahu says Iran’s nuclear program will take center stage in his upcoming talks with North American leaders. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander,...

Union calls new 3-day strike at Frankfurt airport

February 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Laufthansa aircraft on the runways while some 200 apron control workers strike for higher wages at the international airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The strike is supposed to last until Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) FRANKFURT,...

Wild girls of the food world make no apologies

February 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Celebrity chef Gabrielle Hamilton laughs during a panel discussion called “Girls Gone Wild” about women in the celebrity cooking world at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 in Miami. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) MIAMI...

States called on to restore anti-smoking funds

February 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Nov. 14, 2006. File photo, a patron smokes a cigarette at Hennessey’s Tavern in downtown Las Vegas. The recession is having an effect on anti-smoking advertisements and other smoking cessation programs as recession-battered states lack the...

Berlusconi cleared by statute of limitations

February 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi leaves his residence of Palazzo Grazioli in Rome, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Defense lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi are making their final arguments in the former premier’s corruption trial before the court begins...

Sometimes even Warren Buffett gets it wrong

February 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a news conference in Iwaki city. Japan. Buffett wants Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to know that the company has...