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Singles Day: China’s online shopping holiday

November 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A man and woman participants who are singles chat during a matchmaking party organized by one of the biggest Chinese matchmaking websites in Shanghai, China on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012. Singles Day was begun by Chinese college students in the 1990s as a version of Valentine’s Day for people without romantic partners. The timing was [&hellip...

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‘Love Boat’ producer Henry Colman dies at 89

November 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Oct. 10, 2008 photo from the Archive of American Television shows television producer and executive Henry Colman, right, with actor Ernest Borgnine. Colman, whose credits include “The Love Boat,” “Hawaii Five-O” and “Green Acres,” has died....

Greece passes 2013 austerity budget

November 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Protestors shout slogans during a march in Thessaloniki on Sunday Nov. 11, 2012. Lawmakers were to vote at midnight or shortly after, and the legislation is expected to pass. The vote comes four days after a separate bill of deep spending cuts and tax hikes...

Romney never overcame bailout opposition in Ohio

November 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 6, 2012 photo, United Auto Workers member Harry Van Uden attends a rally on Election Day at the UAW Region 1 technical training center in Warren, Mich. Only a couple of weeks after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the man who would become...

Heritage Guitar has international appeal

November 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, NOV. 11- In a Sept. 19, 2012 photo, Heritage Guitar employee Ray Noud starts the fret installation on a guitar fretboard at the company’s facility in Kalamazoo, Mich., a former Gibson Guitar production facility. The Heritage company...

Dems, GOP fight brewing over curbing filibusters

November 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, to discuss Tuesday’s election results. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — A brewing and potentially...

Alaska ice tested as possible new energy source

November 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this 2012 photo provided by ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc., methane extracted from a hydrate well is burned at a drill site on Alaska’s North Slope. A half mile below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the...

Dems, GOP fight brewing over curbing filibusters

November 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, to discuss Tuesday’s election results. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — A brewing and potentially...

BBC chief quits after saying TV report was wrong

November 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The BBC Director General, George Entwistle, announces his resignation from the BBC outside New Broadcasting House in central London, after recent news program problems, Saturday Nov. 10, 2012. The BBC’s director general had said earlier Saturday that it...

Weekend gas lines ease up in NY but might return

November 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Brian Runestad, 44, a volunteer with Fuel Relief Fund, fills up gas cans for free in the Far Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Despite power returning to many neighborhoods in the metropolitan area, residents of the...