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NY anti-frackers get win but inside view less rosy

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2012 file photo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Environmental groups fighting fracking say Cuomo’s order for a new public health study is a sign he may be backing off his plans to allow the [&hellip...

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Thousands march to protest austerity cuts in Spain

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Protestors hold a banner reading “public healthcare for everyone” and “general strike” as they march against healthcare austerity measures announced by the Spanish government and to defend the public healthcare system in Madrid, Spain,...

Somalia president appoints a new prime minister

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The new Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon speaks during a ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday Oct,6, 2012. Somalia’s president has appointed a new prime minister, a businessman who worked as a government economist in the 1980s. Abdi Farah...

NY’s Pratt marks 125 years with 125 cultural icons

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This April 4, 2012 photo shows the Chrysler Building in New York. The art deco landmark was designed by William Van Alen who studied at New York’s Pratt Institute. The renowned college of art, design and architecture, is marking its 125th birthday by...

Entergy power plant purchases stalled by inquiry

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Oct. 3, 2012 photograph shows cooling towers at the KGen Power Corporation natural gas-fired plant in Jackson, Miss. The plant may one day be owned by the New Orleans-based utility, Energy Corporation, as part of larger purchase, if allowed by the U.S....

Rural outsourcer brings hope to remote village

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Aug. 23, 2012 photo shows the B2R offices across the street from a new eatery that has sprung up to cater to its employees in Simayal, India. While workers in the Delhi suburbs make about 8,000 rupees (US$160) a month, B2R’s start at about 4,700...

Foxconn denies worker unrest slows iPhone assembly

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken on May 22, 2010, visitors to a job fair walk past the Foxconn recruitment area in Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong province. The New York-based China Labor Watch has reported that 3,000 to 4,000 workers at the...

Bond memorabilia goes under hammer in London

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This publicity file photo released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, “Skyfall.” Agent 007 is real to millions of moviegoers, and once again they will flock to see Bond battle for queen...

US consumer credit up $18.1 billion in August

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 9, 2012 file photo, a Visa credit card is tendered at opening of the Superdry store in New York’s Times Square. Americans boosted their borrowing in August by the largest amount in three months with strong gains in the category...

American says it has fixed seats on 42 planes

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Two unidentified American Airlines passengers talk to a customer service representative, center, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in Miami, as they try to make arrangements for a flight, after their flight was cancelled. American Airlines says a combination of wear, poor...