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Obama: Budget not ‘ideal’ but has ‘tough reforms’

April 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 3, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the Police Academy in Denver. A senior administration official said Friday, April 5, 2013 that Obama’s proposed budget will call for reductions in in the growth of federal Social Security pensions and other benefit programs in an attempt to strike a [&hellip...

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Interior chief sees many wind farms in US future

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at the Interior Department in Washington, Friday, April 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar voiced...

Judge making morning-after pill available to all

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated image made available by Teva Women’s Health shows the packaging for their Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) tablet, one of the brands known as the “morning-after pill.” In a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration, a federal...

Japan PM’s biggest test on economy still to come

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A currency trader checks monitors at a foreign exchange company in Tokyo, Friday, April 5, 2013. Japan’s benchmark stock index surged above 13,000 for the first time in more than four years Friday, its second straight day of big gains after the central...

Facebook barges into Google turf with Home

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

From left, HTC CEO Peter Chou, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega embrace as they show joint products at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NEW YORK (AP)...

KFC to offer easy-to-eat boneless chicken

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided by KFC shows the company’s new boneless chicken. KFC will offer new boneless pieces of chicken as an alternative to its traditional breast, thigh and drumstick pieces. The chain says the offering reflects the growing popularity of...

Dim labor report shows US added just 88K jobs

April 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Friday, March 29, 2013 photo shows a help wanted sign at a barber shop in Richmond, Va. U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown is a reminder that the job...

Casino king testifies in Vegas in contract suit

April 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen stands in the courtroom before the beginning opening statements in Suen’s lawsuit against Las Vegas Sands, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Clark County Regional Justice Court in Las Vegas. Suen is claiming Las Vegas Sands...

Samsung’s operating profit up 53 percent in 1Q

April 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Jan. 8, 2013 file photo, Samsung Electronics Co. logo is seen at a showroom of its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. The firm said Friday, April 5, 2013 its operating profit last quarter rose 53 percent over a year earlier, outpacing expectations...

Laws, rumors have ammo flying off store shelves

April 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs legislation at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, April 4, 2013, which includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year’s deadly school shooting in...