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Nation's 'carpet capital' struggles to recover

September 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Aug. 22, 2012 photo, David Staten, right, of Chatsworth, Ga., files for unemployment after being laid off from a construction job in Dalton, Ga. Collapsing industry or not, Dalton city officials are still the proud owners of the label “Carpet Capital of the World,” but what they aren’t happy about is the most [&hellip...

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Import tax deadline has Cuba entrepreneurs on edge

September 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Javier E. Matos repairs a a cell phone at The Cell Phone Clinic, a private business in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. A jump in import taxes on Monday, Sept. 3 threatens to make life tougher for some of Cuba’s new entrepreneurs who the...

Obama, GOP duel over rising college expenses

September 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama would make tax credits for college expenses...

Samsung: Apple trying to limit consumer choice

September 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A boy checks an iPhone at an Apple booth at an electronic store in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. A Tokyo court has ruled that Samsung did not infringe on an Apple patent, in the latest development in the legal battle between the two technology titans. (AP...

Venezuela says refinery hit by explosion restarts

September 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Firefighters douse a fuel tank at the Amuay refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela,Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery remained offline Tuesday after firefighters extinguished a blaze that raged for more than three days following an...

Calif. legislature OKs pension changes

September 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Assemblyman Warren Furutani, D-Lakewood, right, receives a congratulatory hug from Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, after his pension reform bill was approved by the Assembly at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. The measure,...

An estimated 30 million watch Romney's speech

September 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 30, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The Republican convention sent Mitt Romney into the fall campaign on a high...

What's next for markets? 3 experts weigh in

September 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in New York. Stocks are giving up some of their gains after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Bernanke made clear Friday that the Federal Reserve will do...

Movie audiences find anti-Obama doc '2016'

September 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This publicity image released by Rocky Mountain Pictures, shows an undated film clip of director, Dinesh D’Souza, interviewing George Obama in “2016: Obama’s America.” Despite the unconventional release of “2016: Obama’s...

American, US Airways one step closer to merger

September 1, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 23, 2008 file photo, a US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The parent company of American Airlines has entered a non-disclosure agreement with...