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Anytime Fitness makes food donation Anytime Fitness finished its eight week “I Lost It” weight-loss program with a total of 136 pounds lost by 40 participating members.As part of the Pound for...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Chevron builds solar plant at New Mexico tailings site

ALBUQUERQUE – A subsidiary of oil giant Chevron Corp. and a sister company announced Tuesday they have completed one of the largest concentrating photovoltaic solar power plants in the nation at a...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

‘This has been a game changer'

A month after the House of Representatives passed a bill to block all federal funding to National Public Radio, the federal budget that Congress passed last week will maintain funding for the...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

6 ways to reduce your chances of losing luggage

Some tips for reducing your chances of losing your luggage:b Before your bag disappears behind the ticket counter, make sure the airline’s tag has your name, flight number and final destination.b...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Days of sweet apartment deals gone

NEW YORK – Apartment bargains peppered virtually every block during the throes of the recession, even in typically high-demand cities like New York and San Francisco. Not anymore.More renters,...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

30-year fixed rate mortgages rise to 4.9%

NEW YORK – The rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose for the fourth consecutive week but still remains below 5 percent.Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year loan rose to 4.91...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Airlines may have to repay fee after losing bag

NEW YORK – You’ve already paid $15, $20, even $35 to check your bag on a flight. Then the airline loses it. You don’t even get your money back.The government wants to change that, tackling two of...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Who can resist?

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Pacific salmon fishermen ready for season

SAN FRANCISCO – West Coast commercial salmon fishermen are getting ready for what is expected to be their most fruitful season in years, after federal fisheries regulators last week predicted a...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

County joins guv’s economic effort

Recruiting new companies to be headquartered in the area and ensuring the infrastructure they need is available are among the goals of a plan that county commissioners signed off on April 12 that...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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Massage practice adds therapist ARIA Therapeutics Medical Massage announces the addition of Lori Ann Glass.Glass is a board-certified and registered massage therapist and a certified athletic...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Processing delays slow foreclosure activity

LOS ANGELES – Lender-processing delays reduced the number of U.S. homes taken back by banks in the first three months of the year and contributed to a sharp drop in properties entering the...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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