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Mich. entrepreneur wears, sells art on his sleeve

October 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Oct. 21, 2011 photo, Grand Rapids, Mich., native Fred Quillin poses in Grand Rapids. Quillin is starting the Grand Rapids Shirt Company as a way to get the modern generation interested in local history. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Katy Batdorff) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — From the western Michigan city that brings [&hellip...

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Bransons, space tourists anxious for maiden flight

October 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This Oct. 17, 2011 photo shows Eve Branson, mother of British billionaire Sir Richard Branson, posing for photographers beside the spacecraft White Knight Two outside the new Spaceport America hanger in Upham, NM. Branson acknowledges that her family is...

Jordan’s king urges restart of Mideast peace talks

October 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Jordan’s Prime Minister Awn al-Khasawneh, left, speaks with Mahmoud Jibril, the prime minister of Libya’s transitional government, during the World Economic Forum, at the Dead Sea, 34 Miles (55 Kilometers) southeast Amman, Jordan, Saturday, Oct....

4,000 in Germany protest banks’ dominance

October 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A ‘Golden Calf’ is placed in front of the European central Bank (ECB) during protests in Frankfurt, central Germany, Saturday Oct. 22, 2011. Banner bottom reads: “Where money rules, humanity gets lost.” (AP Photo/dapd/Martin Oeser)...

Latest developments in the global Occupy protests

October 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Occupy London Stock Exchange protesters are seen from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral as they have a meeting to discuss what to do after being urged to leave now that they have made their point with their protest outside the cathedral, near the London...

Pete Seeger and pals attend NYC protest action

October 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Demonstrators symphathetic to the Occupy Wall Street protests wait for activist musician Pete Seeger, 92, to exit the Symphony Space on the Upper West Side and march together to Columbus Circle for a brief acoustic concert, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in New York....

Tim Burton’s Franken-balloon to debut at NY parade

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this undated artist rendering provided by Macy’s, a balloon designed by Tim Burton is sketched. The balloon is reportedly stitched together from rejects of old birthday party balloons and will participate in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Thursday,...

Murdoch takes on shareholders at annual meeting

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A protestor dressed as News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdock is seen with protestors in front of Fox Studios in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct 21, 2011. A few dozen people showed up to demonstrate outside Fox Studios where News Corp. is holding its annual shareholders...

Unions agree to Chicago convention center changes

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

John Coli, left, president of Teamsters Joint Council 25, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Chicago, where Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, announced agreements with two McCormick Place Labor groups that will lower...

Mexican truck is first in delayed NAFTA program

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

The first commercial truck from Mexico that will travel to Garland, Texas from Apocada, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, crosses the World Trade Bridge from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico into Laredo, Texas, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. For the first time under the North...