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Former Chronicle Editor Bronstein leaving Hearst

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this file Dec. 6, 2007 photo, former San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein is seen in San Francisco. Bronstein announced his resignation from Hearst Newspapers on Friday Jan. 6, 2012, capping off a colorful 31-year career as a city newsman. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Mike Kepka, File) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTOG &...

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12-year-old girl who blogged cancer fight has died

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 13, 2011 photo, Pastor Erik Rees of Saddleback Church, gives his daughter Stacey Rees, right, a pep talk as they get ready to take a limousine ride to an “American Idol” taping in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Jessica Joy Rees, 12,...

New food venture hopes to boost Vt. farm offerings

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A visitor examines bottles of vinegar from Cate Hill Orchard in Greensboro, Vt., at the Vermont Food Venture Centerspace on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 in Hardwick, Vt. The food products incubator has opened with kitchen and food processing equipment for new food...

Hundreds of Venezuelans sue over breast implants

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Women affected by breast implants of the French brand Poly Implant Prothese, PIP, listen to lawyer Gilberto Andrea, unseen, outside the civil court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. According to lawyer Emilia De Leon, around 400 women affected by...

Analysis: Jobs rate gives Obama positive plot line

January 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A construction worker directs a steel hoist at the foundation of a new condo complex in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at...

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...

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...