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CDC: 13 deaths tied to bath refinishing chemical

February 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Feb. 23, 2012 photo released by Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., shows the label on a product containing the chemical methylene chloride, used as a paint-stripper and degreaser. The university’s research led to the discovery of 13 deaths linked to use of the chemical by workers who were refinishing bathtubs. The U.S. [&hellip...

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Gap's 4th-quarter profit falls 40 percent

February 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Feb. 21, 2012 photo, shows the entrance to a Gap store at the Derby Street Shoppes complex in Hingham, Mass. Gap Inc. reports quarterly financial results Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) NEW YORK (AP) — Gap...

Actress Lucy Lawless climbs oil-drilling ship

February 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by Greenpeace, actress Lucy Lawless, left, joins activists in stopping a Shell-contracted drillship from departing the port of Taranaki, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Lawless, a native New Zealander, best known for her title role...

To close tax loopholes, Obama would open new ones

February 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer briefs reporters at the White House in Washington. Economists note that Obama’s plan would upturn the very playing field the administration says it wants...

Sears shedding some stores, reports 4Q loss

February 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 13, 2012 photo, a worker repairs the Sears sign outside the Sears Grand store in Solon, Ohio. Sears Holdings said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, it will separate its smaller hometown stores, outlets and some hardware stores in a deal expected to raise...

Safeway profit slips 6 pct. on higher costs

February 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Feb. 22, 2012 photo, shows a VONS supermarket storefront, in San Diego. Safeway Inc. said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, its profit slipped 6 percent its fourth quarter as a result of higher operating and administrative costs. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) NEW YORK...

Patton Construction Co.: Foundation Repair – Remodeling – Additions

February 23, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Patton Construction’s work is being delivered and enjoyed by many customers in the Roswell and Pecos Valley areas, including: • Remodeling; • Room additions; • Stabilizing building foundations utilizing the Fasteel® system of piers and tiebacks...

Bail rules prevent Kim Dotcom from using Internet

February 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADD NAME IN THE SECOND SENTENCE – Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, walks past media after he was granted bail and released on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Auckland, New Zealand. Kim was granted bail and released on...

Asia stocks fall amid Greek debt deal doubts

February 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Money traders work at a foreign exchange firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The U.S. dollar rose to the 80-yen mark Wednesday for the first time since Aug. 4 in midday Tokyo time. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly...

GM chief Akerson gives $1M to start Habitat drive

February 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Jerry Bradford, 13, hands Dan Akerson, chairman and CEO, General Motors Co., a key to the neighborhood, Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012, during a ceremony to announce a $1 million donation to Habitat for Humanity at J.E. Clark Prepatory Academy in Detroit’s...