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Casino proposed near battlefield splits Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The town where the Civil War’s tide-turning battle was waged is fighting dissension in its own ranks, with even hard-core preservationists split over a proposed casino that would...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Utah paper to cut nearly half staff

SALT LAKE CITY – The Deseret News, Utah’s oldest daily newspaper, said Tuesday it will cut nearly half its staff and consolidate operations with affiliated television and radio operations to...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks end Aug. with meager gains

NEW YORK – The stock market ended its worst August since 2001 with meager gains Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed officials’ increasing concern about the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

USA Today shaking up staff

SAN FRANCISCO – USA Today, the nation’s second largest newspaper, is making the most dramatic overhaul of its staff in its 28-year history as it de-emphasizes its print edition and ramps up its...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Where are you? A rundown of Facebook’s Places

NEW YORK – Services based on your location, such as Foursquare, are popular in the tech-centric bubbles of Silicon Valley and New York City. But for many people, these services remain odd – and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Europe Needs You!

LONDON – Sheep shearers for Britain, judo teachers for Spain, goldsmiths for Holland. European nations are finding some surprising gaps in their job markets, and competing to woo the overseas...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Photo sales provoke lawsuit

SAN JOSE, Calif. – A group representing Ansel Adams sued a Fresno man Monday for selling prints and posters under the name of the famed nature photographer, the latest salvo in a dispute about...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Legal chapter closes for Minn. victims

MINNEAPOLIS – A $52 million legal settlement will help Minneapolis bridge collapse victims cover lost wages and pay medical bills. It won’t do anything for the missed weddings, altered college...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales lowest in 15 years

WASHINGTON – Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas.July’s sales fell...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks drop after home sales fall

NEW YORK – Stocks fell for a fourth day after another disappointing report on housing deepened worries that the economic recovery could be fading. Bond yields fell as investors sought out more...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Prius gets sound option to protect pedestrians

TOKYO – Toyota’s Prius hybrid is becoming a little less quiet with a new electronic humming device that is the automaker’s answer to complaints that pedestrians can’t hear the top-selling car...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fishing legacy fades from New England

PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Mike Secondo remembers the days when Plymouth’s docks outshone its rock.Tourists swarmed the town pier in the 1970s and ’80s, snapping pictures and bantering with commercial...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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