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Report: Computer virus hits military drone program

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night. A computer virus that captures the strokes on a keyboard has infected networks used by pilots who control U.S. Air Force drones flown on the warfront, according to a published [&hellip...

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UAW summons leaders; may signal Chrysler deal

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken Feb. 28, 2011, a new 2011 Chrysler 200 is on display at a dealership in Burlingame, Calif. The United Auto Workers has asked local union leaders from Chrysler factories to meet in Detroit, normally a sign the union has...

Belarus protesters call for new elections

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Belarusian opposition protesters are seen during a rally in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Several hundreds opposition supporters gathered to protest against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko’s government, and to demand the release...

Tire makers to invest $2B in SC, nearly 3,000 jobs

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Nikki Haley speaks at the Sumter Opera House about Continental Tires’ move to open a plant in Sumter, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Continental Tire the Americas LLC announced Thursday that it will construct the plant in Sumter, S.C. German tire...

Obama calls for passage of jobs bill

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama is seen walking back to the Oval Office after honoring the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champions Chicago Bears football team in ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)...

Cities, schools nervous about Michigan tax debate

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 3, 2010 photo, Republican Michigan Lt. Gov.-elect Brian Calley addresses the media in Detroit. Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature want to eliminate or scale back a tax that businesses pay on equipment, furniture and other items....

Czechs bet heavily on nuclear power

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Sept. 27, 2011, employees work at the training control center of the Dukovany nuclear power plant in Dukovany, Czech Republic. Defying growing global skepticism over the use of atomic energy, Czech Republic is planning to dramatically...

For Greeks, future is a void

October 9, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Actors impersonating German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former German dictator Adolf Hitler stand in front of demonstrators holding up banners and a Nazi flag during a during a protest outside the German embassy in the Greek capital Athens, on Thursday Oct....

Dow, Saudi oil company sign accord for $20B plant

October 9, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York. Dow Chemical Co. and the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. said Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, that they signed an agreement that...

iTunes great for Apple, but was it for music biz?

October 9, 2011 • Business, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2008 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about iTunes 8 at an event in San Francisco. Jobs’ entree into the music world was more than a success _ it was a phenomenon. Today, iTunes owns the majority of the digital sales...