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Developers of film recorder to receive Oscar

January 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theatre for the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The developers of the Arrilaser film recorder, produced by Germany’s venerable Arri camera company, will receive an Award of Merit Oscar at the academy’s Scientific [&hellip...

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Detroit auto show, Cobo Center sign 5-year deal

January 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Workers prepare exhibit space at COBO Center in preparation for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit auto show will remain at Cobo Center at least through 2017 under...

Oil executives meet with Alaska gov. on pipeline

January 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell speaks to reporters on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Parnell met with chief executive officers of three major oil companies operating in Alaska _ Bob Dudley of BP, James Mulva of ConocoPhillips and Rex Tillerson of...

Brown warns of school cuts if taxes rejected

January 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Jerry Brown walks through the Capitol on his way to a news conference where he where he unveiled his proposed $92.5 billion 2012-13 state budget, in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. California faces a smaller budget deficit in the coming...

Study: Romney plan raises taxes on poor families

January 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney smiles while campaigning at a Boys and Girls Club, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Salem, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney’s tax plan would increase...

Mayor: Detroit won’t run out of cash by April

January 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announces that Detroit is no longer at risk of running out of cash by April as previously expected because cost-cutting and other measures are taking effect, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)...

GM to add more steel to Volt to protect battery

January 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photograph taken Dec. 2, 2009, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show, in Los Angeles. General Motors will strengthen the structure around the batteries in its Volt electric cars to keep them safe during crashes,...

RI religious leaders urge lawmakers to help poor

January 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Douglas Emanuel, of Temple Beth El in Providence, R.I., blows the shofar to begin the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition’s vigil on poverty Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at the Rhode Island Statehouse in Providence. Representatives from several faiths gathered to...

Officials moving ahead with 2012 Reno air races

January 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE -In this Sept. 16, 2011 file photo, a P-51 Mustang airplane approaches the ground right before crashing during an air show in Reno, Nev. The vintage World War II-era fighter plane piloted by Jimmy Leeward plunged into the grandstands during the popular...

Boeing to close Wichita plant with 2,160 jobs

January 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, right, answers questions from reporters about Boeing’s decision to close its Wichita defense plant by the end of 2013, as state Commerce Secretary Pat George, left, watches, during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012,...