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App aims to spare whales from ships in Atlantic

April 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 10, 2008 file photo, a North Atlantic right whale dives in Cape Cod Bay near Provincetown, Mass. The International Fund for Animal Welfare led the development of a new Whale Alert app for iPhones and iPads, which uses information from underwater microphones off the coast of New England to help [&hellip...

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Phoenix Walmart manager killed during robbery

April 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

These Saturday, April 7, 2012 images made from surveillance camera and provided by the Phoenix Police Department show a suspect in a robbery and shooting entering and leaving a Phoenix Wal-Mart store. Police said a worker at the store was shot and killed...

Maine co. makes wooden Easter eggs for White House

April 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This April 1, 2012 photo shows one of the wooden eggs at Wells Wood Turning & Finishing in Buckfield, Maine, that was manufactured for this year’s White House Easter celebration in Washington. For six years, the company has made the official...

Calif high speed rail drops Anaheim from $68B plan

April 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This image provided by the California High Speed Rail Authority shows an artist’s rendering of a high-speed train station. State rail officials say they’re going to shorten the route of this planned Bay Area-to-Southern California...

Apple's 'iPad' is the only tablet people know

April 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Companies trip over themselves to make their brands household names. But only a few brands become so engrained in the lexicon that they’re synonymous with the products themselves. This so-called “genericization” can be both good and bad for companies...

Neb. nuke plant improving but won't restart soon

April 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Officials from the Omaha Public Power District, left, and officials from the NRC, right, hold a public hearing in Blair, Neb., Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Federal regulators said it’s unlikely the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant will restart before fall...

NRC chief pledges tough probe at Calif. nuke plant

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Ca., left, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, third from left, listen to San Onofre Nuclear Generator Station Plant manager Tom McCool, right, as they discuss the issues of the steam generators at the plant, where...

Dodgers say bankruptcy case is on track

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former Lakers star Magic Johnson, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt watch the Dodgers play the against the San Diego Padres on opening day for the two baseball teams on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) DOVER,...

Marines seek DOD guidance on social media use

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo released courtesy of Gary Stein shows the Camp Pendleton U.S. Marine, Stein, who has been criticizing President Obama on his Facebook page. Stein started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party to encourage fellow service members to...

US job market takes a break after hiring binge

April 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 7, 2012, file photo shows job seekers standing line during the Career Expo job fair, in Portland, Ore. Employers pulled back sharply on hiring last month, a reminder that the U.S. economy may not be growing fast enough to sustain...