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Madoff son thought text from dad was suicide note

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 6, 2009 file photo, Ruth Madoff is escorted by private security as she leaves the Metropolitan Correctional Center after visiting her husband, disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — A son of disgraced Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff called authorities in a panic after receiving [&hellip...

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CA lawmakers balance taxpayers, public employees

October 28, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his proposal to rollback public employee pension benefits during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. Brown’s plan, which would require approval from the Legislature, would raise the...

Crossroads Granite offers highest quality workmanship and satisfaction

October 27, 2011 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Kitchen counter with full backsplash installed by Crossroads Granite. Dale Bristow also offers floor tile. Dale and Crossroads Granite also offer All American Wood Cabinets. For granite or quartz work anywhere in the Pecos Valley, call Cross Roads Granite at...

Oakland police action unnerves some protesters

October 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

An exchange of opinions between a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street protests, right, and passersby attracts attention at Zuccotti Park in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Some businesses and residents are losing patience with the protesters in the park,...

Madoff’s wife: We tried suicide after Ponzi arrest

October 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 6, 2009 file photo, Ruth Madoff is escorted by private security as she leaves the Metropolitan Correctional Center after visiting her husband, disgraced financier Bernard Madoff , in New York. Ruth Madoff and her son Andrew will...

Thousands leave flood-surrounded Thai capital

October 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A Thai boy swims in floodwater in front of his house in Sai Mai neighborhood of Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Bangkok residents jammed bus stations and highways on Wednesday to flee the flood-threatened Thai capital, while others built cement...

Hurricane Rina aimed at Mexico resorts

October 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Tourists walk past workers boarding up store windows ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Rina in Cancun, Mexico, Wednesday Oct. 26, 2011. Rina is forecast to remain a hurricane as it sweeps along Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations of Cancun,...

Obama: No decision on oil pipeline from Canada

October 27, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks about managing student debt during an event at the University of Colorado Denver Downtown Campus in Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Denver is the final stop on a three-day trip to the West Coast for fundraising and speeches...

IBM names its first female CEO

October 26, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, Samuel J. Palmisano, President CEO of IBM Corporation reacts while being introduced prior to delivering a lecture on “Ideas that shaped a century” part of the IBM Centennial Lecture Series, in...

Hurricane Rina gaining strength on path to Cancun

October 26, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Fishermen work in their boats as hurricane Rina approaches the area in Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Mexican authorities set up emergency shelters and cruise ships shifted course on Tuesday as Hurricane Rina strengthened off the Caribbean coast on a...