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US consumer spending slowed in March, income rose

May 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 25, 2011 file photo, shoppers scramble for door buster deals at Target, in Bowling Green, Ky. Americans increased their spending more slowly in March 2012, suggesting some could be worried about the economy. The Commerce Department said Monday, April 30, 2012 that consumer spending increased just 0.3 percent last month [&hellip...

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World Trade Center is back on top in NYC

May 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A torn safety net on One World Trade Center provides a window view of the Manhattan skyline, Monday, April 30, 2012 in New York. One World Trade Center is being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks. It reached just over 1,250...

Humana reports 21 percent drop in 1Q profit

May 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Aug. 8, 2011 file photo, shows the entrance to the Humana building, in Louisville, Ky. Humana Inc. says its first-quarter net income in 2012 fell 21 percent as the health insurer’s retail and employer group segments had lower profit as...

Dow, S&P 500 slip as Spain enters recession

May 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Specialists Peter Giacchi, left, and John Parisi confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, April 25, 2012. U.S. stocks were headed for a neutral opening, with Dow Jones industrial futures nearly unchanged. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK...

Hearings scheduled on reopening Cheboygan hospital

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In a Monday, April 23, 2012 photo, Lisa Craig Brisson speaks during a community rally at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan, Mich. A crowd estimated at 2,500 attended the rally in response to the hospital being closed unexpectedly on April 3 after a...

Brazil oil platform evacuated as precaution

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A Transocean Ltd. offshore oil rig is titled to one side in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 29, 2012. Rio de Janeiro’s port captain says that an inclination of three degrees prompted a Saturday night evacuation of about 100...

More families building their own tornado shelters

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This April 27, 2012, photo provided by Betty Harryman shows Betty her daughter Linda Harryman with the safe room they installed in the garage of their new home following last years tornado in Joplin, Mo. Harryman, 76, was in a Joplin hospital about to have...

Facebook billionaire shuns luxury for startup life

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Thursday April 26, 2012, Dustin Moskovitz, left, and Justin Rosenstein, right, co-founders of the collaborative software company Asana, pose outside of their offices in San Francisco. Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate...

Porpoise problems have fishermen facing shutdown

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a porpoise leaps out of the water holding a fish while feeding in the Indian River in Titusville, Fla. Federal regulators say far too many porpoises in the Gulf of Maine are drowning in fishing gear, specifically...

New hotels arise amid ruins in Haitian capital

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, April 26, 2012 photo, a street vendor walks in front of the building in construction of Best Western Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This city is undergoing the largest hotel building boom in its history, raising expectations that investors...