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Hooters-style restaurants experiencing a mini-boom

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 16, 2012 photo, Rose Dimov serves lunch at the Tilted Kilt, in Tempe, Ariz. The Tilted Kilt is part of a booming niche in the beleaguered restaurant industry known as “breastaurants,” or sports bars that feature scantily-clad waitresses. These small chains operate in the tradition of Hooters, which pioneered the concept in [&hellip...

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Israel's tourism minister seeks boost from India

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Israel’s Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov, right, shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Subodh Kant Sahai, left, during a media briefing in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 24, 2012. In the meeting Sunday Misezhnikov announced Israel will train more...

EU fiscal pact clears another hurdle in Germany

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo provided by the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, Italian Premier Mario Monti, left, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting in Rome, Friday, June 22, 2012. The leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain gathered in...

How stocks will fare in court ruling on health law

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Jason Harper works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, June 22, 2012. Stocks are bouncing back in early trading, a day after suffering their second-worst loss this year. The unlikely leaders: banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP)...

Stockton faces end of mediation, weighs bankruptcy

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 29, 2012 file photo, a Stockton city worker walks away from city hall in Stockton, Calif. Stockton, the California city with the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation, is facing a moment of decision on whether to become the...

Tropical Storm Debby forms in the Gulf

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A surfer rides a wave off Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Saturday, June 23, 2012. A storm system will bring more heavy showers and thunderstorms to southern Florida and the Gulf Coast. This system has a high chance of tropical cyclone...

APNewsBreak: Vatican gets Fox media adviser

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This picture taken on Sept. 20, 2007, and released on Saturday, June 22, 2012 by Gregory Joseph Burke shows Gregory Joseph Burke as a Fox News journalist in the U.S. base of Camp Spann in Afghanistan. Greg Burke, 52, will leave Fox to become a senior...

Hawaii's island of Lanai depends on wealthy owner

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 5, 2011 photo, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld Keynote in San Francisco. The 3,200 people living on a rural Hawaiian island that will soon be purchased by Ellison have a laundry list of what they’d like to see...

Can Iowa's boom farm times shape White House race?

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012 photo, Mark Beardmore leans on the front of a pickup truck at the auto dealership where he works in Carroll, Iowa. “Government needs to stay out of more things rather than infuse itself in more things,” says...

Sneakers-maker Puma tracks its carbon footprint

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 10, 2007 file photo, Puma sports shoes are displayed for sale in front of the company sign at a store in Munich, southern Germany. How big is your sneaker’s carbon footprint? In a quest to find out, sportswear giant Puma’s...