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Annual pet spending passes $50 billion mark

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2011 photo, groomer Sara Ingram streaks the fur of Yorkshire terrier Betsey Johnson during a spa session at the Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa in Westlake Village, Calif. Americans spent $50.96 billion on their pets in 2011. That’s an all-time high and the first time in history more [&hellip...

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GM to suspend production of Chevrolet Volt

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 photo, a 2012 Volt priced at more than $45,000 is displayed for sale outside at a Chevrolet dealership in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. General Motors is suspending production of its Chevrolet Volt electric car for...

Mariah Carey helps christen new Disney ship in NYC

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by the Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Thomas O. Staggs poses for photos aboard the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, at a star-studded christening gala held Thursday, March 1, 2012 in...

Questions loom as Yelp prices IPO at $15 a share

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, the logo of the online reviews website Yelp is shown in neon on a wall at the company’s new Manhattan offices in New York. Online reviews site Yelp is expected to price its initial public offering of stock...

UAW chief: Unions seek Mich. 'right-to-work' ban

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

United Auto Workers union President Bob King applauds at the 2012 UAW National Community Action Program Conference, in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Bob King said Thursday that...

Summary Box: Europe looks for way back to growth

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, left, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso participate in a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 1, 2012. European leaders meet for a two-day summit aimed at tackling...

Argentine president seeks new flights to Falklands

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Supporters of Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez stand under a banner with her image outside Congress where Fernandez will attend the opening session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) BUENOS AIRES,...

US still interested in Brazilian military aircraft

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns speaks during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday March 1, 2012. Burns said the United States remains interested in planes made by Brazil’s Embraer, despite the recent announcement that a...

Va House revives budget, gives Senate 2nd chance

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

House Appropriations Committee chairman, Del. Lacey Putney, I-Bedford, addresses the House during the session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, March 1, 2012. Putney asked for unanimous consent to introduce a budget bill. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)...

Judge blocks graphic images on cigarette packages

March 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This combination photo made from file images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows two of nine cigarette warning labels from the FDA. A judge on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 blocked the federal requirement that would have begun...