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China drawn to Mexico’s opening economy

June 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

China’s President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint news conference with Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, unseen, at the Diplomatic Center in St. Ann’s, Trinidad, Saturday, June 1, 2013. Xi Jinping announced China was awarding Trinidad a $250 million loan to build a children’s hospital during the first...

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Anti-austerity protests: Spain, Germany, Portugal

June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A Protestor holds a banner with a drawing of Adolf Hitler and Angela Merkel and another lies on the floor reading “Berlin ruin a disunited Europe for the third time: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Ireland” during a demonstration in Madrid,...

Testing company thrives as drug firms outsource

June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

From left, Innovate QPS Xiaofen Li and Jinming Xing, associate scientist for QPS, a laboratory testing service for biotech’s works in the laboratory on May 23, 2013 in Newark, Del. QPS is a laboratory testing service for biotech’s. The firm just...

The IRS, its glory days and its checkered past

June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 15, 2008 file photo, a woman drops her federal tax return in the mail slot at a post office in Palo Alto, Calif. For a time, the Internal Revenue Service inspired awe and admiration in Americans, not just trepidation and lame jokes...

More than 1,200 bills pass first half of session

June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 29, 2013, state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, left, talks with Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The Senate approved Lara’s measure requiring school...

Feds crack down on foreclosure auction scams

June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo from Friday, March 16, 2007, Travis Toth, left, an auctioneer of trustee sales for Fidelity National, reads descriptions of foreclosed properties offered for sale as potential buyers contemplate bids during a home foreclosure...

Are nutritional labels coming on alcoholic drinks

June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Pages from a ruling by the Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau showing voluntary recommendations for labeling of wines, distilled spirits and malt liquor that were released on May 28, 2013. New labels on alcohol could...

Home of famous Va. hams ponders foreign buyout

June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 29, 2013 photo, a truck leaves Smithfield Foods in Smithfield, Va. Smithfield Foods has agreed to be bought by Shuanghui International Holdings for about $4.72 billion. Residents in this southeastern Virginia town have mixed reactions to the idea...

NKorean farmers planting rice with profits in mind

May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday May 29, 2013 photo, North Korean farm workers transplant rice seedlings at Tongbong Cooperative Farm, near Hamhung, North Korea. Farmers in North Korea have confirmed that they have begun carrying out new economic policies designed to boost...

Kan. lawmakers get closer but stall on sales tax

May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions from reporters about tax issues after chatting with legislators in Statehouse hallways, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Topeka, Kan. Brownback wants to adjust the state sales tax to raise new revenues while the state cuts...