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NY cops go after ‘Mickey Mouse,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ etc.

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Bright red police leaflets warning Times Square tourists that photos with costumed characters are free, and tipping is optional, are taking a bite out of the bottom line for the many Elmos, Mickey Mouses, SpongeBobs and Statues of Liberty who dress up to help make ends meet.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

SolarCity, an installer, to buy panel-maker Silveo

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SolarCity, one of the nation’s largest installers of rooftop solar systems, is buying Silveo, a solar panel manufacturer.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil slips to $102 as US crude supplies seen rising

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The price of oil fell 2 percent to settle just above $102 a barrel Tuesday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dollar edges up in Asia after New York sell-off

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The dollar edged up against the yen in Asia on Friday after plunging on weak Chinese data which sparked worries over emerging markets.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Protests, frenzy in US holiday shopping marathon

Wal-Mart protester Karl Hilgert, dressed as Santa Claus, is read his rights by Ontario police department Sgt. Pat Birkett, center, before being arrested for failure to disperse after sitting down with nine other protesters in the middle of an intersection on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Ontario, Calif. A labor group and supporters used the Black Friday shopping period for a demonstration over wages and working conditions at Wal-Mart. The San Bernardino Sun reports that more than 100 demonstrators gathered near the Wal-Mart in Ontario at 6 a.m. (AP Photo/The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Will Lester)

The busiest shopping day of the year in the US drew frenzied crowds, worker protests and a little violence Thursday as the holiday rush toward Christmas began.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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