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AP Interview: Libya oil chief optimistic on output

October 10, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

National Oil Corp. chairman Nuri Berruien gestures during an interview with the The Associated Press in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. Libya’s oil chief says the OPEC member’s current production stands at about 25 percent of its prewar levels and full output could come in about 15 months. (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany) TRIPOLI, Libya...

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AC casino workers fear falling from middle class

October 10, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In a Sept. 30, 2011 photo, Frances Stevenson, a housekeeper at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, waves a union sign and holds a noisemaker during a protest on the Atlantic City, N.J., Boardwalk against proposed pay cuts of $3 an hour to a workforce that...

Mass. schools team up for supercomputer center

October 10, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2011 file photo, Timothy Shannon, superintendent of the gas division for the City of Holyoke gas and electric department, explains the project at the construction site for the future home of the Massachusetts Green High...

4 generator failures hit US nuclear plants

October 10, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This March 12, 2008 file photo shows Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Ala. Three diesel generators failed after tornadoes ripped across Alabama and knocked out electric lines serving the Tennessee Valley...

Pro-EU prime minister seeks second term in Poland

October 10, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A resident of Warsaw casts her ballot during the parliamentary elections in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 9 , 2011. On Sunday polls will elect a new parliament, deciding mainly between the ruling Civic Platform party and the oppositional Law and Justice party....

Police shoot man with knife at NY newspaper office

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Mohawk Ambulance personal and Schenectady paramedics take a shooting victim to an awaiting ambulance after he was shot in the Daily Gazette Newspaper lobby by police officers on Maxon Road Extension Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Schenectady, N.Y. The man, who...

Report: Computer virus hits military drone program

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night. A computer virus that captures the strokes on a keyboard has infected networks used by pilots who control...

UAW summons leaders; may signal Chrysler deal

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken Feb. 28, 2011, a new 2011 Chrysler 200 is on display at a dealership in Burlingame, Calif. The United Auto Workers has asked local union leaders from Chrysler factories to meet in Detroit, normally a sign the union has...

Belarus protesters call for new elections

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Belarusian opposition protesters are seen during a rally in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Several hundreds opposition supporters gathered to protest against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko’s government, and to demand the release...

Tire makers to invest $2B in SC, nearly 3,000 jobs

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Nikki Haley speaks at the Sumter Opera House about Continental Tires’ move to open a plant in Sumter, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Continental Tire the Americas LLC announced Thursday that it will construct the plant in Sumter, S.C. German tire...