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Hybrid and electric cars see record sales in March

April 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE — In a Feb. 19, 2012 file photo, a 2012 Chevrolet Volt is displayed at a Chevrolet dealership in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. U.S. car buyers bought a record number of hybrid and electric cars in March 2012, as new models went on sale and gas prices neared $4 per gallon. [&hellip...

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Corps: More flood storage offers limited benefit

April 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This June 29, 2011, file photo taken near the Iowa/Missouri state line shows Missouri River floodwaters mixed with sediment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday, April 13, 2012, that more flood storage space in the Missouri River’s...

Bank reports point to a healing housing market

April 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 12, 2011 file photo shows a JPMorgan Chase bank building in New York. JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank, earned more in the first three months of the year than Wall Street analysts were expecting as mortgage lending...

Wells Fargo beats earnings expectations

April 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 12, 2012 file photo shows the logo at a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage center in Pittsburgh. Wells Fargo, a San Francisco-based bank, reported a 13 percent rise in income in the first three months of the year on an increase in mortgage...

Proposed Detroit budget offers 'significant cuts'

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

City Council member JoAnn Watson goes over a draft of the city budget presented by Deputy Mayor Kirk Lewis and CFO Chris Brown during a city council meeting at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building in Detroit, on Thursday, April, 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Detroit...

Rise in US exports brightens outlook for economy

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In a Thursday, March 8, 2012 photo, Tencent America job booth is shown at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the number of applicants to the highest level in two months. The Labor...

Smart Spending: 8 ways to save at the movies

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, left, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from “The Hunger Games.” (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close) NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood wants your money....

Tech dividends: What fund investors should know

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo provided by Ameriprise Financial Inc., shows Laton Spahr. Tech is one of the key areas that will drive the dividend market for the next five years, says Spahr, co-manager of the Columbia Dividend Opportunity fund (INUTX), which counts...

Argentina plots next moves in bid to control YPF

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People fill the tanks of their vehicules at an YPF station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, April 12, 2012. Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria has warned that the government will interpret any “hostile gestures” against Spanish...

North Korea fires long-range rocket

April 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A North Korean press center worker, second right, tries to appease foreign journalists desperate for news on the launch at the press center in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, April 13, 2012. North Korea fired a long-range rocket early Friday, South Korean...