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  • Suzuki recalls nearly 26,000 cars for fire risk

    DETROIT (AP) — Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model years. It's an expansion of an earlier recall of the Forenza and Reno. All the cars...

  • TD Ameritrade building earns efficiency award

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — TD Ameritrade's new headquarters tower in Omaha has been recognized for its efficient design that includes numerous features to conserve energy. The $250 million, 12-story tower opened last year in west Omaha. TD Ameritrade said Tuesday the U.S. Green Building Council gave...

  • Singing River Health System closing 2 more clinics

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D'Iberville will close Aug. 29. "Realigning the clinics is a tough decision that we feel will help make our organization stronger without compromising our quality of care," Dr. Randy Roth, SRHS...

  • Waste Management 2Q results mixed

    HOUSTON (AP) — Waste Management Inc. on Tuesday reported that its second-quarter profit fell 14 percent. Its adjusted profit topped analysts' expectations, but revenue fell short of Wall Street's view. The Houston-based garbage and recycling hauler also announced that it is selling...

  • Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B

    HOUSTON (AP) — Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business. It is selling Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., which owns or runs 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power-producing plants...

  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. Getting relief from a slowdown in...

  • 'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line. Gold & Silver Pawn Shop co-owner Rick Harrison has drawn up plans for a Pawn...

  • Renault profits rise thanks to cost cuts

    PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault says its profits in the first half of the year rose, partly thanks to lower costs as its revenue dropped. The maker of the Twingo and Clio hatchbacks said Tuesday its net income rose to 749 million euros ($1 billion) from 39 million euros a year earlier....

  • Tangipahoa council supports proposed clinic

    AMITE, La. (AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish Council has unanimously agreed to a proposed Access Health Louisiana clinic designed for those without health insurance or in a low-income bracket. Mark F. Keiser, executive director of the company, says establishing and staffing a health clinic in the...

  • McDonald's Japan to strengthen checks on chicken

    TOKYO (AP) — McDonald's in Japan is increasing its checks on chicken from vendors in China and Thailand after allegations a Chinese supplier sold expired chicken. It says the scare will hurt its earnings. The U.S. fast-food chain's Japan unit on Tuesday withdrew this year's earnings and sales...

  • What if Obama defended American business?

    Just for once, wouldn't it be great if President Obama actually defended American business, instead of attacking it?

  • Manhattan Moment: Professional licenses, not taxes, are the biggest barriers to small business creation

    What is the biggest challenge faced by small businesses today? Surprisingly the answer is not high taxes — it is professional licensing requirements.

  • The fight in Congress that has Democrats defending big business

    In the battle to renew the Export-Import Bank, Senate Democrats are lining up behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while many Republicans are in sympathy with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the iconic foe of crony capitalism.

  • Billionaire Obama adviser: Punish companies that ignore climate change

    The climate change debate took a sharp left turn on Tuesday when several former cabinet secretaries, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a key Wall Street donor to environmental causes said companies that don't buy into global warming should be punished and penalized.

  • Oops: Here's who wound up with half a million dollars in federal money

    Nearly $500,000 in Indiana venture capital funds wound up going to a startup business headed by the very man whose firm had been hired by Indiana to manage the venture capital fund.



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