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The ‘CES curse?’ Gadget show has poor record

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, attendees watch a 3-D HDTV presentation by Panasonic at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. The International Consumer Electronics Show is getting a track record as the launch pad for products that fall flat. The annual conclave kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in Las [&hellip...

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Best Buy December sales fall

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 25, 2011 file photo, customers shop at a Best Buy store in Burbank, Calif. Best Buy Co. said Friday Jan. 6, 2012, that weaker than expected traffic until the week before Christmas and low demand in Canada and Europe put a crimp in...

Asian economies look to keep Iranian oil flowing

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000 file photo, an Iranian oil worker repairs a pipe at an oil refinery in Tehran, Iran. The latest U.S. sanctions to be imposed on Iran have not only unveiled the depth of the country’s economic woes, but...

Former Chronicle Editor Bronstein leaving Hearst

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this file Dec. 6, 2007 photo, former San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein is seen in San Francisco. Bronstein announced his resignation from Hearst Newspapers on Friday Jan. 6, 2012, capping off a colorful 31-year career as a city newsman. (AP...

12-year-old girl who blogged cancer fight has died

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 13, 2011 photo, Pastor Erik Rees of Saddleback Church, gives his daughter Stacey Rees, right, a pep talk as they get ready to take a limousine ride to an “American Idol” taping in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Jessica Joy Rees, 12,...

New food venture hopes to boost Vt. farm offerings

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A visitor examines bottles of vinegar from Cate Hill Orchard in Greensboro, Vt., at the Vermont Food Venture Centerspace on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 in Hardwick, Vt. The food products incubator has opened with kitchen and food processing equipment for new food...

Hundreds of Venezuelans sue over breast implants

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Women affected by breast implants of the French brand Poly Implant Prothese, PIP, listen to lawyer Gilberto Andrea, unseen, outside the civil court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. According to lawyer Emilia De Leon, around 400 women affected by...

Analysis: Jobs rate gives Obama positive plot line

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A construction worker directs a steel hoist at the foundation of a new condo complex in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at...

Developers of film recorder to receive Oscar

January 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theatre for the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The developers of the Arrilaser film recorder, produced by Germany’s venerable Arri...

Detroit auto show, Cobo Center sign 5-year deal

January 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Workers prepare exhibit space at COBO Center in preparation for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit auto show will remain at Cobo Center at least through 2017 under...