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Montana looks for more Exxon oil from 2011 spill

May 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This July 4, 2011 file photo shows Jim Swanson surveying the oil impact on his property in Laurel, Mont. Swanson had contacted the DEQ after seeing oil sheens along the river. His property suffered extensive contamination last year that Exxon workers attempted to remove as part of an estimated $135 million cleanup and [&hellip...

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Lack of trust in Facebook may hold back ad sales

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A worker sits in the Facebook office in Menlo Park, Calif., Friday, May 11, 2012. The company Mark Zuckerberg created as a Harvard student eight years ago is preparing for what looks to be the biggest Internet IPO ever. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Deficit summit brings about more talk, no answers

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2012 Fiscal Summit, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Government leaders past and present gathered in Washington on...

Former Ford exec. Harold ‘Red’ Poling dies at 86

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan 6, 1993 file photo, then-Ford Motor Co. chief Harold “Red” Poling, left, walks outside with then-president-elect Bill Clinton and vice president-elect Al Gore after a meeting between the incoming U.S. leaders and auto industry...

Haiti’s new PM: Mining laws being drafted

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Haiti’s new Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe speaks during an interview in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian government is drafting legislation for the newly emerging...

Kansas lawmakers talk tax cuts with no movement

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Kansas state Sen. Les Donovan, a Wichita Republican, answers questions from reporters during a break in negotiations with House members over tax cuts, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas...

Penney has 1Q loss as new pricing repels shoppers

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This July 31, 2009 file photo shows the main entrance of a J.C. Penney store in the Manhattan Mall in New York. J.C. Penney Co. is expected to report its earnings late Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Turns...

Lightning sparks Hollande’s French presidency

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People shake hands with President-elect Francois Hollande as he arrives at the City Hall of Paris, France, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo / Laurent Cipriani) PARIS (AP) — Socialist Francois Hollande assumed France’s presidency Tuesday, inheriting a...

Kansas legislators strike deal on pensions measure

May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, makes a point during negotiations on pensions issues with House members, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Opposite her is Rep. John Grange, an El Dorado Republican. (AP Photo/John...

Honda shows robotics for easy and hands-free ride

May 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT OBJECT NAME – Former Space Shuttle Endeavour mission specialist Mamoru Mohri demonstrates Honda Motor Co.’s new robotics technology, Uni-Cub, at his science museum in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Swaying your body from...