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Amid woes, NY comptroller talking like candidate

March 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

New York City Comptroller John Liu speaks to a reporter in New York, Monday, March 19, 2012. The embattled Democrat, for weeks reluctant to provide details of his campaign workings, is now laying out an extensive defense of his fundraising and even speaking with optimism about his political future. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) [&hellip...

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Say Hello! to Pakistan's glamorous side

March 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The editorial staff of Hello magazine address a news conference during its launching ceremony at National Press Club in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Pakistan is better known for bombs than bombshells, militant compounds than opulent...

Michigan's steadier job growth reason for optimism

March 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 28, 2011 photo, a Dodge Durango is assembled at Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. Michigan has regained more than 151,000 jobs since the number of working residents fell to a recessionary low in mid-2009, a steady climb...

Decibel alert: Partisans dial up health care noise

March 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo taken on March 14, 2012 shows volunteer Anita McIntyre, left, and staff member Angela Grills making calls on a phone bank at an Obama campaign office in Lakewood, Colo. A handful of nurses and other volunteers took up their cell phones last week to...

Exxon Valdez likely headed for scrap heap in India

March 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – Tugboats pull the crippled tanker Exxon Valdez towards Naked Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska, seen in this April 5, 1989, file photo after the ship was pulled from Bligh Reef. Best Oasis’, an Indian company that dismantles old ships,...

Timber counties plan uncertain in Congress

March 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File – In this July 16, 2005 file photo shows logs piled into log decks at the Menasha Forest Products in North Bend, Ore. Two Oregon Democrats in Congress and a Republican are pushing legislation that would significantly increase logging in their...

Facebook takes steps to address privacy concerns

March 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – A Jan. 3, 2011 file photo shows the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Facebook has taken steps in recent days to address more worries about privacy, warning employers not to ask prospective employees for their passwords and trying to...

Jim Kim: Obama makes surprise pick for World Bank

March 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama stands with Jim Yong Kim, his nominee to be the next World Bank President, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2012. Kim is currently the president of Dartmouth College. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)...

John Payton, top civil rights lawyer, dies at 65

March 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This file photo of May 13, 2009 shows NAACP Legal Defense Fund President and Director John Payton during a NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Payton died on Thursday, March 22, 2012 after a...

Obama's unconventional pick to run the World Bank

March 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives with Jim Yong Kim, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next World Bank President, Friday, March 23, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Kim is currently the president of...