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Climate activists march outside UN talks in Qatar

December 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Qatari Women activists holding a banner reading “commit to climate justice 4 all ” as they march with local and international activists march to demand urgent action to address climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, Saturday , Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal) DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A few hundred people [&hellip...

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Notorious Macau gangster released from prison

December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Macau crime boss Wan Kuok-koi known as Broken Tooth Koi walks out of Coloane Prison in Macau, China Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, after serving nearly 15 years. Wan was convicted of loan sharking, money laundering and being a gang leader in November 1999, a month...

Insider trading suspect was model ethics student

December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Mathew Martoma, former SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund portfolio manager exits Manhattan federal court, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in New York. Martoma, accused of enabling a quarter of a billion dollars in profits through inside information appeared in a New...

Portions of Texas move back into severe drought

December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 photo, 71-year-old rancher Darrell Francis who relies on winter wheat as forage for his hundreds of cows, peers out in Perrin, Texas. A dry winter that is on track to making the record books has sent portions of Texas, including...

Spain shipwreck treasure shown for the first time

December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A silver coin from the shipwreck of a 1804 galleon, is seen on its first display to the media at a Ministry building, in Madrid, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Spanish cultural officials have allowed the first peep at 16 tons (14.5 metric tons) of the shipwreck,...

Stocks inch lower as investors wait on budget

December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Uncertainty over whether U.S. leaders can resolve a critical budget deadlock and figures showing the eurozone’s unemployment rate at a record high...

Missouri lottery winners want to live normally

December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Mark, left, and Cindy, center, Hill are presented a check by a Missouri Lottery official during the announcement of Powerball winners in Dearborn, Mo., Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — To announce one of the biggest events...

Couple convicted of stealing GM trade secrets

December 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This combination of July 22, 2010 file photos provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Yu Qin, left, and his wife, Shanshan Du. A federal grand jury in Detroit on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, convicted Du, a former General Motors engineer with...

San Diego approves pact for desalinated water

November 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This image provided by the San Diego County Water Authority shows an artist rendering of a proposed desalination plant, center right, superimposed over an aerial photograph, in Carlsbad, Calif. The proposed plant will be the Western Hemisphere’s largest...

Jury mulling sentence in Las Vegas karaoke slaying

November 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Clark County District Court Judge Michael Villani talks with members of the prosecution during arguments in the sentencing of Xiao Ye Bai, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Las Vegas. The jury found Bai guilty on Monday of multiple felonies, including first-degree...