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ECB chief is wielding even more sway than Bernanke

September 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE-In this Friday, April 11, 2008, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, and Mario Draghi arrive for a group photo with G7 finance ministers and central bank governors at the Treasury Department in Washington. Draghi, the European Central Bank president,is overtaking the Federal Reserve chairman as the central banker with the most...

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Global manufacturing weakness hurts US factories

September 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, July 24, 2012, photo, tire inspector Buddy Rice checks for defects in the tire verification area at a Michelin manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C. U.S. factory activity shrank for the third straight month in August as new orders,...

Stocks end mixed on weak US economic reports

September 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE-In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, file photo, a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. The dull days are almost over. For the last couple of weeks, markets slipped into a late summer lull, but September is brimming with...

C-B Laboratory has provided excellent customer service for 49 years!

September 4, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

The professional staff at C-B Lab includes (sitting front, left to right) Linda Wilson, Office Manager; Deborah Vance, Medical Technologist & Owner; Margaret Campos, Phlebotomist; Danette Hamilton, Receptionist; and Peigh McCreary, Receptionist and Front...

Analysis: 4-year progress query puts Obama in box

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Obama campaign logo is seen under the scoreboard hanging from the ceiling inside of Time Warner Cable Arena at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s a...

Oil and gas production ramping up after Isaac

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A truck is stranded from receding flood waters from Hurricane Isaac along Louisiana Hwy 23 near Port Sulphur, La., in Plaquemines Parish, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The nation’s oil and gas hub is slowly coming back to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac....

4 shot at South African gold mine in latest unrest

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Released mine workers celebrate their release at Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court, Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. The miners were among those arrested for public violence after the police opened fire on a group of striking mineworkers...

In Chicago, lifeline schools brace for strike

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 photo, Vicky Kleros, principal of the Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School in Chicago’s predominantly Hispanic Pilsen neighborhood, just southwest of downtown, poses outside her school. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...

Mexico pres seeks to cement legacy in last address

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon delivers his state-of-the-nation address to Congress in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Calderon delivered his final state-of-the-nation speech on Monday, trying to cement his legacy as the president who stabilized...

Spain sees $125 billion as enough for banks

September 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this June 26, 2012 file photo, Spain’s Economy Minister Luis De Guindos speaks during a meeting in Madrid. Spain’s government Friday Aug. 30, 2012 approved a major new financial sector reform that creates a “bad bank” to...