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Altria 4Q profit falls 9 pct, CEO to retire

January 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2007 file photo, a Marlboro cigarette burns as it sits on a pack of Marlboro cigarettes in Trenton, N.J. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, its fourth-quarter profit fell about 9 percent on lease and restructuring charges. The owner of America’s biggest cigarette maker, Philip [&hellip...

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Workers hurt in collapse at Cincinnati casino site

January 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

OSHA officials inspect the scene of a collapse at the Horseshoe Casino under construction, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Cincinnati. Around a dozen workers were injured, non life-threatening. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) CINCINNATI (AP) — A floor collapsed into a V...

Facebook IPO could value it among top companies

January 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May, 26, 2010 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the social network site’s new privacy settings in Palo Alto, Calif. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 that Facebook is preparing to file initial...

American economy not healthy yet, but it’s healing

January 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 27, 2011 file photo, assembly line worker Edward Houie moves a door into position for a 2012 Chevrolet Volt at the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. The U.S. economy grew at a 2.8 percent annual rate in the...

Need for courtroom artists fade as cameras move in

January 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, photo, shows courtroom sketch artist Carol Renaud in her Chicago home studio. Artists have drawing legal proceedings since the Salem witch trials to the recent corruption trial of impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but their ranks...

North America boosts Ford in 4Q

January 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 28, 2010 file photo, Ford vehicles are reflected in the bumper of a Ford F-350 truck, at Fremont Ford in Newark, Calif. Ford said Friday Jan. 27, 2012 it made $13.4 billion in the fourth quarter, largely due to an accounting change....

California Assembly bills expand health coverage

January 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Assemblyman Jim Beall, D- San Jose, right, goes over his mental health care legislation with Assemblyman Chris Norby, R-Fullerton, who opposed the bill at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. Despite opposition the two bills, AB154,...

AP names Lee Enterprises’ Mary Junck to lead board

January 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo provided by Lee Enterprises shows the former President and CEO of Lee Enterprises, Mary Junck. Junck has been named chairwoman of The Associated Press board of directors Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Enterprises) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Kan. gov. has no plans to slow Medicaid overhaul

January 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Kansas Health and Environment Secretary Robert Moser, right confers with Kari Bruffett, his director of health care finance, during a House Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to overhaul the state’s Medicaid...

Amgen 4Q profit down 9 pct, but sales up 3 pct

January 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This April 21, 2010 file photo, shows the logo of Amgen Inc. offices, in Fremont, Calif. Amgen Inc. reports quarterly earnings Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file) Amgen Inc. said Thursday that its...