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Unions agree to Chicago convention center changes

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

John Coli, left, president of Teamsters Joint Council 25, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Chicago, where Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, announced agreements with two McCormick Place Labor groups that will lower costs for exhibitors at the convention facility. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) CHICAGO (AP) —...

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Mexican truck is first in delayed NAFTA program

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

The first commercial truck from Mexico that will travel to Garland, Texas from Apocada, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, crosses the World Trade Bridge from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico into Laredo, Texas, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. For the first time under the North...

AP-GfK Poll: 37 percent of public back protests

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, an Occupy Wall Street protester stands amid tarps and sleeping bags while a building owned by Brookfield Properties towers over Zuccotti Park in New York. Most Americans say politics makes them angry. But that...

Obama signs 3 trade deals, biggest since NAFTA

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama signs the renewal of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed off Friday on the...

Detroit-Windsor bridge fails to clear 1st hurdle

October 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Rev. Jeffrey Baker of the St. Paul AME church in Delray, Mich., a supporter of a proposed new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, left, tangles with Rev. Malik Shabazz of the New Black Panther Movement after the Republican-led Senate Economic...

Hip NYPD officer’s clothes grab online attention

October 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Detective Rick Lee, right, poses for a photographer in Zuccotti Park in New York, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Lee is gaining Internet fame for his un-stereotypical appearance. Online blog posts make tongue-in-cheek references to him as the “Hipster...

Asian stocks mixed as Europe debt crisis lingers

October 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A man takes a nap at a quiet brokerage house in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. World stock markets fell Thursday over renewed fears that European leaders are struggling to agree on a rescue plan to resolve the...

US reps seek new law after raids at Gibson guitars

October 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., speaks at a press conference in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, announcing federal legislation seeking to protect unwitting owners of illegal wood from prosecution and to require the federal government to establish...

EPA to regulate disposal of fracking wastewater

October 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this , July 19, 2011 file photo shown is the the Municipal Authority of the McKeesprt Water Pollution Control Center, in McKeesport, Pa. Federal environmental regulators signaled Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 they want to increase oversight of the...

Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says

October 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 5, 2007, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the Apple Nano in San Francisco. Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs comes out on Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new...