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Developer of loved-and-loathed home treadmill dies

July 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this December 2005 family photo, mechanical engineer William Staub attends a family gathering. Staub, who is credited with bringing treadmills out of doctor’s offices and into homes and gyms, died at his Clifton, N.J. home on Thursday, July 19, 2012, his son Gerald said. He was 96. (AP Photo/Staub Family Photo) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) [&hellip...

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Apple sags as consumers buy cheaper iPhones

July 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In his Thursday, July 12, 2012 photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook walks to the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Apple Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, July 24. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) NEW YORK...

Netflix's 2Q numbers disappoints, stock tumbles

July 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this July 11, 2012 photo, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Netflix says its second-quarter earnings plunged 91 percent amid a slowdown in subscriber growth. The financial deterioration...

Pro, con arguments on proposed NY sugary drink ban

July 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Walter Willett, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, speaks during a New York City Board of Health public hearing on the proposal to limit the size of sugary drinks Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in New York. New York faced...

Charities help pets when foreclosure victims can't

July 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken on Thursday, July 12, 2012, a pair of foster kittens play inside Lost Our Home Pet Foundation in Phoenix. Lost Our Home helps people facing foreclosure place their pets with other families or in foster environments until their owners can...

Airline bid to block consumer protections rejected

July 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2012, file photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 waits to take off at Chicago’s Midway Airport as another lands. The government can require airlines to show consumers a total ticket price that includes taxes and fees in...

Protesters urge EPA to reject Arctic waiver

July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Ten-year-old Isabelle Wassillie, wearing a polar bear head and holding a frozen salmon, takes part in a rally urging the Environmental Protection Agency to reject an air permit waiver request by Shell Oil for vessels operating in the Arctic Ocean on Monday,...

McDonald's showing signs of tear from economy

July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Friday, April 20, 2012, file photo, shows a McDonald’s restaurant in East Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Not even McDonald’s Corp. has an iron stomach when it comes to the global economic...

Global economy in worst shape since 2009

July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Protesters shout slogans to demonstrate against the country’s near 25 percent unemployment rate and stinging austerity measures introduced by the government, in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Europe shaken by fear Spain will need full bailout

July 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Italian Premier Mario Monti meets with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, not pictured, during a meeting in Moscow on Monday, July 23, 2012.(AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexander Astafyev, Government Press Service) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is on the...