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Calif. marks 100 years of commercial rice growing

November 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, rice bound for Japan, is loaded aboard a ship at the Port of Sacramento in West Sacramento, Calif. California is celebrating 100 years of commercial rice production this year, marking the anniversary of a commodity that has evolved to become one of the states largest agricultural exports. [&hellip...

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Why must we buy? Black Friday’s powerful pull

November 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Khang Nguyen, of Arlington, Texas eats his Thanksgiving dinner while waiting in line at a Best Buy store in Grapevine, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Despite a surge of resistance as the sales drew near, with scolding editorials and protests by retail...

Protests greet shoppers at Wal-Marts nationwide

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Demonstrators are arrested by police after protesting outside a Walmart store Friday Nov. 23, 2012, in Paramount, Calif. Wal-Mart employees and union supporters are taking part in today’s nationwide demonstration for better pay and benefits A...

Black Friday shopping traffic brisk but quiet

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A line forms outside of Toys “R” Us formed before its opening at 8 p.m. as shoppers took advantage of the sales and deals in the earlier shopping period for the typical “Black Friday” event on Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 2012 in Chico,...

Mark Thompson testifies at London probe into BBC

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this image released by the UK Broadcasters Pool, Mark Thompson, newly named CEO of The New York Times Co., arrives at the paper’s offices, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 in New York. Thomson, the former BBC director general was hired in August and hailed as...

Distance no problem for Ala. Black Friday shoppers

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Shoppers take advantage of delightful weather and big sales as they browse the stores at a Montgomery, Ala., shopping mall Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Shoppers didn’t just stay up all night to get the best Black Friday deals the day after Thanksgiving. They...

Why must we buy? Black Friday’s powerful pull

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Khang Nguyen, of Arlington, Texas eats his Thanksgiving dinner while waiting in line at a Best Buy store in Grapevine, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Despite a surge of resistance as the sales drew near, with scolding editorials and protests by retail...

Pa. small retailers eye Saturday holiday sales

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Linda Esposito, owner of the Bella di Vita store in Boalsburg,Pa., which sells handmade soaps and other gifts, takes cash from a customer, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Owners of small stores across Pennsylvania hope to get a boost from “Small Business...

APNewsBreak: Corps cuts flow on Missouri River

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 12, 2012 file photo, two barges head north on the Mississippi River past St. Louis, as seen from East St. Louis, Ill. The Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen...

Black Friday creeps into Thursday

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Aaron Rodrigues waits in a line at Best Buy in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Thur. Nov.22,2012. While stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday, openings have crept earlier and earlier...