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House panel approves subpoena on Solyndra loan

November 4, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

An auction sign is shown at bankrupt Solyndra headquarters in Fremont, Calif., Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 before Wednesday’s auction. Solyndra received a one half billion dollar loan guarantee from the government before filing for bankruptcy in Sept. 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led House panel on Thursday agreed to...

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Senate GOP blocks Obama infrastructure plan

November 4, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Key Bridge, which spans Arlington, Va. and Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, urging Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Asia stocks up after Greece drops referendum plan

November 4, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Specialist James Ahrens, left, and traders Jonathan Corpina and William Sachs work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Stocks rose in early trading Thursday as hopes grow that a plan to tackle the European debt crisis will...

Groupon prices IPO at $20 per share

November 4, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2011 file photo, employees at Groupon pose in silhouette with the company logo in the lobby of the online coupon company’s Chicago offices. Daily deals company Groupon Inc.’s initial public offering is expected to...

Canon offers new camera for Hollywood filmmakers

November 4, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Fujio Mitarai, chairman and CEO of Canon, Inc., speaks before a display of a new EOS C300 interchangeable-lens digital cinema cameras with a new 14.5-60mm lens attached, at the introduction of the Cinema EOS System, Canon’s all-new lineup of...

March over bridge illustrates protest’s divisions

November 4, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Occupy Portland participants cross the Hawthorne Bridge during their march in solidarity with Occupy Oakland Wednesday Nov. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Ray Whitehouse – The Oregonian) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When dozens of protesters broke off from an Occupy...

Co-creator of iconic skateboarders’ Vans shoe dies

November 4, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This undated image provided by Roy Basten shows James Van Doren at an undisclosed location. Van Doren, the co-founder of Vans canvas shoes that were embraced by the skateboard culture and became a nationwide sensation when Sean Penn wore a checkerboard pair...

Patton Construction Co.: Foundation Repair – Remodeling – Additions

November 3, 2011 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Before picture of a crack in a masonry archway caused by foundation settlement. The masonry arch was resupported with helical steel piers and lifted, closing the crack. The house will have steel piers placed under the foundation and be resupported closing the...

Texas drought endangers power projects

November 3, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Rancher Donna Harrison, a vocal opponent of the White Stallion power plant, stands in a field at her family’s ranch Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in Bay City, Texas. Residents fear the coal-fired power plant will use too much water and possibly pollute...

Qualcomm reports stronger results, forecast

November 3, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A sign sits atop the Qualcomm headquarters building Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in San Diego. Qualcomm Inc., reports quarterly financial earnings Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Qualcomm Inc., a...