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South Africa starts investigating mine violence

October 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A group of protestors holds placards as a large crowd followed retired judge Ian Farlam and his team as they inspected the area where the bodies of mine workers were found after the shootings at Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana near Rustenburg, South Africa, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Farlam, is conducting an inquiry into the [&hellip...

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MSU getting $45 million to educate 185 Africans

October 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated handout photo released by Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., shows Rebecca Nassimbwa of Uganda, left, and Mavis Dome of Ghana. They are graduate students and MasterCard Foundation Scholars at the school. Michigan State University...

Next cold war? Gas drilling boom rattles Russia

October 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 file photo shows capped wells in the foreground as Anadarko Petroleum Corp., drills a series of wells on a pad on a Weld County farm near Mead, Colo. in the northeastern part of the state. The drilling process called...

Ron Howard’s remarks played at Mayberry Days

October 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by Hobart Jones, Actress Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” reads remarks from Rance Howard, father of film director Ron Howard, at the annual Mayberry Days celebration in Mount Airy, N.C. on Sunday,...

Iran swipe at Web brings angry reply

October 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 file photo, Iranian women use computers at an Internet cafe in central Tehran. Iran’s cyber monitors often tout their efforts to fight the West’s ‘soft war’ of influence through the web, but trying to...

Thousands march in Paris against austerity

October 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A demonstrator holds a placard which reads,”No to the Europe of Maastrich” to protest against the austerity measures announced by the French government, in Paris, Sunday, Sept 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) PARIS (AP) — Thousands of...

Sulzberger set milestones for NY Times, journalism

September 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This March 2, 1973 file photo shows New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger in his office in New York. Sulzberger has died at age 86. The newspaper reports that his family says Sulzberger died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at his home in...

Calif dairies going broke due to feed, milk prices

September 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Sept. 14, 2012, people bid on dairy cows from a herd being sold at a dispersal auction in Hanford, Calif. Across California, the nation’s largest dairy state, dozens of dairy operators have filed for bankruptcy or sold their herds...

NYC Ferris wheel project has big backers

September 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this image released by the New York Mayor’s Office, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 is an artist’s rendering of a proposed 625-foot Ferris wheel, billed as the world’s largest, planned as part of a retail and hotel complex along the Staten...

Higher gas costs push US consumer spending up

September 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 file photo, shoppers at a Target store in Chicago check the receipts of their purchases. Americans spent at the fastest pace in six months in August but much of that increase went to pay their higher gas bills,...