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Southwest Power Pool opening new Little Rock HQ

July 10, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A man walks to the entrance of the Southwest Power Pool building in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, July 9, 2012, which parcels out electricity for dozens of utilities across nine states. SPP opened its new $62 million headquarters Monday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Southwest Power Pool Inc. on Monday showed off [&hellip...

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China boosts state firms as entrepreneurs struggle

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken on June 29, 2012, a worker assembles a massage bed at a local furniture manufacturing factory in Zhanjiang, China. Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the heart of China’s export-driven manufacturing industries, reflects the conflict...

Michigan sellers watch Europe's economic struggles

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, June 22, 2012, photo, Charles Mitchell,46, works on the T-5 XR assembly line at the NuStep plant in Ann Arbor, Mich. NuSteps exports some of its exercise machines to Europe and has seen a slowdown in European sales this year. (AP Photo/Detroit...

Owner drops price for San Francisco Bay island

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 15, 2007 file photo, Red Rock Island with Mount Tamalpais in the background is seen in this view taken from Point Richmond, Calif. Red Rock, the island offering a secluded beach, promises of great fishing and stunning views of the...

Mickey Mouse takes NKorean stage in show for Kim

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this image made off North Korea’s KRT video footage, North Korea’s new Moranbong band and performers dressed as America’s cartoon characters perform in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 6, 2012. Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took...

States fight 'tourists' trafficking painkillers

July 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo made April 19, 2012, Gerald Dixon, 53, serving a four-year sentence for transporting prescription painkillers from Florida back to Ohio for illegal sale, describes his drug dealing activities during an interview at Lebanon Correctional...

Minister: Privatizations are Greece's top priority

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Greece’s new Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras, talks to a colleague after speaking at the Parliament in Athens Saturday, July 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s three-party coalition government will try to get...

More mega projects turning to private investors

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, July 5, 2012 photo, plaster crumbles from a wall in a classroom at the 88-year-old Charles E. Gorton High School in Yonkers, N.Y. The Yonkers school district is looking for investors to pay for a $1.7 billion overhaul of dozens of schools...

The tax man cometh to police you on health care

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 21, 2011 file photo House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee Chairman Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama’s health care law...

Movies, TV and yes, toys, draw fans to Comic-Con

July 8, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this July 5, 2012 photo, the Marvel Universe S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Helicarrier, at center with a Captain America figure on the foredeck, is seen with, from left background, a DC Comics Vertigo Death figurine, the Polly Pocket DC Comics Villain set, a Dana as...