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Few states escape recession's damage to businesses

The number of private employers decreased in most states during the recession, but not in oil-rich states, New York or the District of Columbia, a Stateline analysis of recent census data found.

The County Business Patterns data for 2008 and 2012...

Sanrio looks to give Hello Kitty, at 40, new life

LOS ANGELES -- At age 40, Hello Kitty has enjoyed a career that any Hollywood movie star would envy.

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry count themselves among her admirers. She's endorsed everything from motor oil to diamond necklaces. Baseball fans have ...