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Minn. GOP agenda mostly features familiar ideas

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, is joined by Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, left, and Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R-Rochester, as they brief members of the media on the upcoming legislative session during a meeting at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. on Thursday Jan. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/The St. [&hellip...

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Experts see tough road for Kodak to reinvent self

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

An unidentified person enters Kodak Headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Eastman Kodak Co. said early Thursday Jan. 19, 2012 it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it seeks to boost its cash position and stay in business....

Popular file-sharing website Megaupload shut down

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated image obtained by The Associated Press shows the homepage of the website Megaupload.com. Federal prosecutors in Virginia have shut down one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, and charged its founder and others with...

Google’s 4Q disappoints as advertising prices sink

January 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Jan. 17, 2012 photo, a sign for Google is displayed behind the Google android robot, at the National Retail Federation, in New York. Google Inc., releases quarterly financial results Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, after the market close. (AP Photo/Mark...

Snyder focus on jobs in 2nd State of State address

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

F;anked by Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville R-Monroe, left, and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, right, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, prepares to deliver his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Jan....

Williams-Sonoma must jump hurdles to return home

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 20, 2007 file photo Chuck Williams, center, founder of Williams-Sonoma Inc., stands outside his very first storefront as a plaque, lower left, is unveiled to mark his company’s 50th anniversary in Sonoma, Calif. High-end...

7 charged in $78M record-setting inside trade case

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Anthony Chiasson, Level Global Investors LP co-founder leaves Manhattan Federal Court after being released on bail on charges of insider trading Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in New York. Greed on Wall Street set a record, authorities said Wednesday as they...

USDA announces $308M for disaster-stricken states

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This June, 10, 2011 file photo shows water flowing along West Warren’s 5900 West after it was cut to try to relieve some of the pressure created when a levee broke along the Weber River in West Warren, Utah. Utah and Missouri stand to...

Gov. Brown asks Calif to dream big, approve taxes

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Jerry Brown, right, talks with Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardenia after he delivered his State of the State address before a joint session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Brown urged legislators to...

Obama rejects Canada-Texas oil pipeline _ for now

January 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a politically explosive decision, President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected...