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Rebates to cut price of $60 LED bulb

April 17, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This product image provided by Philips shows a state-of-the-art LED light bulb. The bulb is the most energy-efficient yet, lasts about 20 years and is supposed to give off a pleasing, natural-looking light. But what separates it from the pack most is the price tag: $60. (AP Photo/Philips) NEW YORK (AP) — How much would [&hellip...

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Don't wait for Social Security check in the mail

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This two-photo combination image shows, at top, a Feb. 11, 2005 file photo of trays of printed social security checks waiting to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia, and an undated photo provided by...

UM study seeks to create efficient building design

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This 2011 photo taken at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and released by the university on March 21, 2012, shows a “responsive envelope system prototype,” a model for a structure that would be used in a building’s exterior as part of a...

US, Colombia trade deal to be implemented in May

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama, left, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attend the plenary session of the sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday April 14, 2012. The summit brings together presidents and prime ministers from Canada,...

Long political fights ahead over dueling tax plans

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., a member of the House-Senate conference committee negotiating the extension of the payroll tax break, talk on Capitol Hill during...

US home-buying season finally signaling a recovery

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Friday, April 13, 2012, in Chicago, John and Megan Henshel pack belongings in the condo they were renting to move to a home they just purchased. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after the U.S. housing bust sent...

Organic farmers hope for boost with rivals' labels

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this March 15, 2012 photo, a genetically engineered label is seen on a package of tortilla chips in Montpelier, Vt. Eighteen states are considering legislation that would require labeling of genetically modified foods, even though no study says genetically...

Viva Espana? International investors not so sure

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 people look at a shop offering reduced prices in Barcelona, Spain. Spain has become the latest country caught up in the government debt crisis in Europe, sparking fears that it’ll join...

Iran, Western powers hail latest nuclear talks

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Iran’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili speaks to the media after day-long talks with six world powers in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, April 14, 2012. Iranian and European officials expressed confidence in the results of Saturday’s...

Hundreds gather to protest Vt. nuclear plant

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, right, hugs U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, after Sanders addressed protesters against the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant at a rally in Brattleboro, Vt.. on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The plant’s...