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US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Empty shells rest on the cracked bed of a dried lake, the outcome of severe drought, in Waterloo, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of improving conditions. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report shows that 60.1 [&hellip...

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Small businesses step out of Black Friday’s shadow

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, photo, Adrienne Sherard relaxes as she gets a spa treatment at Eden Organix spa from owner Valerie Mason-Robinson, in Highland Park, N.J. After the crowds have shopped at large stores and sprawling malls on Black Friday, many...

Elmo actor resigns amid underage-sex allegations

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash poses with the “Sesame Street” muppet in the Fender Music Lodge during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Sesame Workshop says Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash...

HP’s Autonomy deal highlights pattern of bad ideas

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Aug. 21, 2012 photo, the Hewlett-Packard Co. logo is seen outside the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. HP said Autonomy Corporation PLC, a British company it bought for $10 billion last year, lied about its finances, resulting in a...

Hostess says talks to stave off shutdown fail

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, Dan Curry, the superintendent of Liberty Christian in buys HoHos, at the Hostess Outlet store in Redding, Calif., shortly after it was announced Hostess was going out of business. “This is how I keep my office staff...

Calif pickets disrupts activity at Port of Oakland

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Port workers represented by SEIU Local 1021 take part in a 24-hour strike at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 (AP Photo/The Tribune,Laura Oda ) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Custodial and maintenance...

Ex-hedge fund trader charged in $276M insider ploy

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

U. S. Attorney for the Southern district of N.Y. Preet Bharara speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in New York. Mathew Martoma, a former hedge fund portfolio manager was arrested Tuesday on charges that he helped carry out the most lucrative...

Ex-’Price is Right’ model wins suit against show

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

HOLD FOR LYNN ELBER STORY/PERMISSION – FILE – In this February 2008 publicity image released by CBS Entertainment, host Drew Carey hosts pauses during a taping of of “The Price is Right Million Dollar Spectacular,” one of six new...

Sandy leads to Thanksgiving rental car shortage

November 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, file photo, cars that were uprighted and submerged by Superstorm Sandy remain at the entrance of a subterranean parking garage in New York’s Financial District, as the water is pumped out. Thanksgiving travelers who...

‘Anonymous’ targets Israeli websites over Gaza war

November 20, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A plume of smoke is seen over central Gaza Strip, after an airstrike by Israeli forces, as seen from the Israel Gaza border, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a...