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Large anti-austerity protests in Spain, Portugal

September 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People hold up banners reading “their fortune, our crisis”, “no food, no peace” and “no cuts!, justice” during a protest against austerity measures applied by the Spanish government in olumbus Square, Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Tens of thousands of people from all over the country converged on Madrid to hold...

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Slow rebound may determine whether NC really swung

September 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo, Carlton Nicholson sits in his empty barber shop in downtown Raleigh, N.C. The black vote helped Barack Obama become the first Democrat in a generation to...

India opposition parties protest economic reforms

September 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Activists of Socialist Unity Center of India (SUCI) burn an effigy with a portrait of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. The protest was against the government’s decision to let in foreign...

Federal judge hands Samsung setback against Apple

September 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Friday, April 22, 2011, file photo, Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S, left, and Apple’s iPhone 4 are displayed at the headquarters of South Korean mobile carrier KT in Seoul, South Korea, Friday. In a preliminary move, a federal judge...

Fed seeking to create wealth, not just cut rates

September 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, Specialist David Pologruto works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a news conference in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. No...

Rising gas prices crimp Americans’ spending

September 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, gas station attendant Youssouf Soukouna, 42, pumps gas into a vehicle at a LukOil station where all levels of gas were priced at $4.99, in Newark, N.J. Higher gas prices are crimping consumer spending and...

Stocks higher for 2nd day after Fed action

September 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 photo, a pair of traders work in their booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Economic data is coming out of Washington on Friday on inflation, retail sales, industrial production and business...

Twitter hands over records in NY Occupy case

September 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2011 a line of police officers block protesters on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge during a march by Occupy Wall Street. Twitter agreed on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, to hand over about three months’ worth of tweets to a judge...

Czech bans spirit sales amid wave of poisonings

September 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A policeman leads a man accused in the case of illegal alcohol to the court in Zlin, Czech Republic, 250 kilometres east of Prague, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. His arrest is in connection with the latest police discovery. Around 500 bottles and several barrels of...

Nintendo’s Wii U to launch Nov. 18, start at $300

September 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, discusses the upcoming Wii U gaming console, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in New York. The gaming console will start at $300 and go on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 18, in time for the...