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Can Iowa's boom farm times shape White House race?

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012 photo, Mark Beardmore leans on the front of a pickup truck at the auto dealership where he works in Carroll, Iowa. “Government needs to stay out of more things rather than infuse itself in more things,” says Beardmore, a county commissioner whose stance might seem unlikely since he’s a [&hellip...

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Sneakers-maker Puma tracks its carbon footprint

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 10, 2007 file photo, Puma sports shoes are displayed for sale in front of the company sign at a store in Munich, southern Germany. How big is your sneaker’s carbon footprint? In a quest to find out, sportswear giant Puma’s...

Obama, Romney seek advantage on health care ruling

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 21, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Orlando, Fla. On health care, Romney’s position is clear, as is that of President Barack Obama. Obama defends his...

How stocks will fare in court ruling on health law

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Trader Jason Harper works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, June 22, 2012. Stocks are bouncing back in early trading, a day after suffering their second-worst loss this year. The unlikely leaders: banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP)...

Chinese tech giant calls for cyber cooperation

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei Technologies, speaks at the International economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2012. President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that reforming Russia’s economy is his top priority. Business leaders welcomed...

European leaders push for $163 bln in measures

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

From left, Spanish Premier Mariano Rajoy, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Mario Monti leave at the end of a joint news conference in Rome, Friday, June 22, 2012. The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and...

US computer graphics scientist wins Kyoto Prize

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this May 10, 2012 photo released by the Inamori Foundation, Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi, a molecular biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology is shown. Ohsumi, 67, was awarded Japan’s annual Kyoto Prize for his work in the basic...

Judge appoints ex-governor to settle port dispute

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 is shown Friday, June 22, 2012, in Portland, Ore. A federal judge in Portland is conducting two hearings Friday in the labor slowdown that has disrupted cargo shipments at the Port of Portland. In one, the National...

First Tesla electric sedans hit the road

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A Tesla Model S drives outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., Friday, June 22, 2012. The first Model S sedan car will be rolling off the assembly line on Friday. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla’s first...

APNewsBreak: Calif. to act on mortgage protections

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File – In this June 9, 2011 file photo, a Bank of America foreclosure notice is seen in the front window of a home in Los Angeles. Democrats who control California’s Legislature have come up with a new plan to regulate the state mortgage industry...