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MF Global is first big US victim of Europe crisis

November 1, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2011 file photo, former New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine reflects on his four year term in office during an interview with The Associated Press at his home in Hoboken, N.J. MF Global Holdings Ltd. has been suspended from conducting new business with the New York Fed amid reports [&hellip...

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US home video spending up for 1st time since 2008

November 1, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this 1977 image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill are shown in a scene from “Star Wars” movie released by 20th Century-Fox. (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation) LOS...

US House speaker promotes transportation projects

November 1, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, left, listens as U.S. House Speaker John Boehner speaks at the University of Louisville Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, as part of the McConnell Center’s fall lecture series. Boehner called for Congress to find “common...

Occupy Wall Street spinoff pickets Niles City Hall

October 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Members of Occupy Southwest Michigan, a spinoff from the New York protest movement Occupy Wall Street, hold up picket signs outside City Hall in Niles, Mich., on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. The protest drew about 40 people and followed an Oct. 12 rally by the...

Bill: Felony to sell fake maple syrup as real deal

October 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 photo, maple products appear on display at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in East Montpelier, Vt. To protect the purity of Vermont’s signature crop and to dissuade others from passing off fake maple syrup for the real thing,...

NJ asked if it wants to legalize sports betting

October 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Oct. 21, 2011 photo, Reed Totten, of Jackson, N.J., leads a winning horse to the Winners’ Circle at Freehold Raceway in Freehold N.J. Totten supports a non-binding referendum on the New Jersey ballot asking voters whether they support legalizing...

Aussie court ends Qantas strike, fleet grounding

October 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Jake Scobie throws a ball into the air as he waits for his flight at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Qantas Airways grounded all of its aircraft around the world indefinitely Saturday due to ongoing strikes by its workers. (AP Photo/Rick...

Former Mr. Jelly Belly looking for sweet comeback

October 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Oct. 12, 2011 photo, David Klein, a man who invented the Jelly Belly, poses for photos in Covina, Calif. Klein is the Willie Wonka of this small Los Angeles suburb, joyfully leading children and their parents past mounds of chewy, crunchy, sugary...

Montel Williams: Israel leads in medical marijuana

October 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Emmy Award-winning television personality Montel Williams speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Williams says Israel is at the forefront of providing patient access to medical marijuana. Williams was...

EU leaders call on G-20 for more joint action

October 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

European Union President Herman Van Rompuy, left, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso arrive at the European parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. European stock markets shot higher Thursday as investors waded...