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Facebook focus guides Google CEO's 1st year on job

April 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 8, 2010 file photo, Google co-founder Larry Page arrives to a morning session at the annual Allen & Co. media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho. When he replaced his mentor Eric Schmidt as Google’s CEO, Larry Page knew he had to be more aggressive in countering the threat posed by [&hellip...

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Burger King ad with Blige stirs criticism

April 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2012 file photo, singer Mary J. Blige arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. A criticized Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige singing about chicken has been pulled, but the fast-food chain is...

Wary of activist court, Obama defends health law

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, not seen, Monday, April 2, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)...

Locked-out American Crystal workers alter plans

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A pro-labor sign is posted outside the entrance of the American Crystal Sugar Co. plant in Moorhead, Minn., Monday, April 2, 2012. About 1,300 employees in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa have been locked out since Aug. 1, after union workers rejected a...

Flying car gets closer to reality with test flight

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This March 23, 2012 photo provided by Terrafugia Inc. shows the company’s prototype flying car, dubbed the Transition, during its first flight. The vehicle has two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, and flew at...

Interest in 1940 US census paralyzes website

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This file photo provided by the University of Texas at Arlington Library shows an image of a poster used for promotional efforts during the 1940 Census. Interest in the newly released 1940 U.S. census is so great that the government website with...

Bug hunters fan across LA to stop citrus disease

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File – In this Jan. 24, 2012 file photo, citrus entomologist Mamoudou Setamou, holds an orange that is showing signs of citrus greening disease in a grove in San Juan, Texas. The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced Friday that citrus...

S.Sudan: Sudan bombing country to scare investors

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

South Sudan Minister of Information, Barnaba Marial Benjamin speaks to journalists in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, April 2, 2012. The government of South Sudan says it is not satisfied with the mediation role of the African Union in resolving its disputes with...

Hail to the new NYC taxi; Nissan cab unveiled

April 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Nissan Model Relations Manager Kengo Yoneda tests the instrument panel in the driver’s compartment of the prototype of a Nissan NV 200 New York City taxi, in New York, Monday, April 2, 2012. The iconic New York City taxi has gotten a passenger-friendly...

NKorea rocket, Myanmar to dominate ASEAN summit

April 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin arrives at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting ahead of the ASEAN Summit at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong) PHNOM...