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Huge DNA code of the Christmas tree being revealed

December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during the 80th annual tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York. Scientists are working to decipher the DNA code of conifers, like this Norway spruce at Rockefeller Center in New York. In late 2012, scientific teams in the United [&hellip...

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Anti-virus software developer McAfee arrives in US

December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Software company founder John McAfee is surrounded by members of the press as he leaves an immigration detention center for the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. McAfee, who is being deported to the U.S., was detained...

Broadway faces potential holiday labor headache

December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Cleaners, porters and matrons of theater union SEIU Local 32BJ demonstrate outside the Broadway League’s office on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in New York. The union representing hundreds of Broadway theater cleaners, porters, elevator operators and...

Fed links interest rates to 6.5 pct. unemployment

December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The Federal Reserve sent its clearest signal to date Wednesday...

Monitor: Ga. nuclear plant delayed at least 1 year

December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 11, 2012 Steam rises from the cooling towers at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant in Augusta, Ga., as cranes work to to build two new reactors. Atlanta-based Southern Co. planned to have the first of its new reactors at the...

Japan election puts spotlight on reviving economy

December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, Japan’s main opposition Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe, second from right in white, shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally for the Dec. 16 parliamentary elections in...

Gimmicky date a boost for lovelorn Las Vegas

December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A schedule for weddings for Dec. 12, 2012 is pinned on a bulletin board at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. These “once-in-a-century” wedding dates have become more important each year as people increasingly look...

Greece to announce bond buyback results Wednesday

December 12, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Athenians walk past a central Athens branch of National Bank of Greece, the country’s largest lender, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Greece was expected to announce later Tuesday the results of a bond buyback hoped to cut some 20 billion euros off the...

Asia stocks wane as US budget talks drag on

December 11, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE — In this file photo taken at Chigi Palace government’s office in Rome, on Dec. 6, 2012, Italian Premier Mario Monti gestures arrives for a news conference at the end of a cabinet meeting. Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president...

Energy experts say drilling can be made cleaner

December 11, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2008 file photo, a combine cuts durum near an oil well on Aug. 19, 2008, in Tioga, N.D. The worries about what drilling does to the air are both global and local, with scientists concerned about the effects on climate change as...