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Obama defends Solyndra loan, says solar viable

October 7, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama pauses during his news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday the U.S. must not surrender development of clean energy to China and other countries, despite the spectacular failure of a solar-panel...

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Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2008, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new MacBook Air after giving the keynote address at the Apple MacWorld Conference in San Francisco. Apple on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 said Jobs has died. He was 56. (AP...

US OKs $196.5M for high-speed Chicago-Detroit rail

October 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Amtrak’s Wolverine heads west through Galesburg, Mich., Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2011. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $196.5 million for part of a high-speed Amtrak passenger rail link between Chicago and Detroit, Michigan U.S....

Jobs tributes light up iPhones, Twitter worldwide

October 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

An image of Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO, is displayed on a laptop screen at a Barnes and Noble store selling Apple merchandise Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 in Atlanta. Jobs , who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that...

Ellison vs. Benioff, the billionaire battle

October 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld Keynote in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was billionaire versus billionaire Wednesday as technology’s top provocateur and his one-time...

Bank of America site appears fixed after 6th day

October 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A flag flies in front of Bank of America’s corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Bank of America still isn’t explaining why customers may be having trouble signing into their accounts.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton) NEW YORK...

Neb. officials predict $4 million in fire damage

October 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Art Kramer of rural Stapleton, Neb., surveys the fire damage to his farmland and equipment on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Kramer predicts his family lost one-half to three-fourths of their corn crop, all of their pasture land and their winter feed supply....

Ohio nuclear plant prepares for new reactor head

October 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

People walk around the new reactor head and assembly in a storage building at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. The nuclear power plant along Lake Erie is replacing its reactor head and assembly. (AP...

Mich. shrinks safety net for poor as poverty rises

October 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Bonnie Baker, left, helps her daughter Adrianna, 4, wash her hands after play time outdoors at Bonnie’s mother’s home in rural Brooklyn, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Baker and her two daughters have to leave their one-bedroom home, which she...

The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

October 6, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 1984, file photo, Steve Jobs, chairman of the board of Apple Computer, leans on the new “Macintosh” personal computer following a shareholder’s meeting in Cupertino, Calif. Apple on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 said...