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News ratings plummet with time change, longer days

March 19, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This 2009 photo released by NBC shows Brian Williams on the set of “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” in New York. ABC, CBS, NBC evening newscasts had 11 percent fewer viewers because of the time change and longer days. The Nielsen company says the newscasts collectively had 11 percent fewer viewers last week than they [&hellip...

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Cyprus in limbo after rejecting bank seizures plan

March 19, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Protester stand in front of a banner which reads “Cyprus Says No” during a crucial parliamentary vote on a plan to seize a part of depositors’ bank savings, in central Nicosia, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The Cypriot government sought Tuesday...

Alaska Senate poised to begin debate on oil taxes

March 19, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, left, speaks with Sen. Bill Wielechowski during a break on the Senate floor on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, and other minority members asked questions about differences between different...

Transocean CEO: Rig workers should have done more

March 19, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Steve Newman, president and CEO of Swiss-based Trancocean Ltd., leaves Federal Court after testifying in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Transocean was the owner of the rig Deepwater Horizon, which was being operated under contract to BP when BP’s...

Fla. man charged in NY $8M Facebook shares fraud

March 19, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 2008 photo, Craig Berkman is photographed in Portland, Ore. Berkman, a Florida investment adviser and onetime Oregon gubernatorial candidate, has been charged in New York in an $8 million securities fraud scheme that capitalized on enthusiasm for...

NY fracking foes: will become lobby if necessary

March 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, Sean Lennon and actress Susan Sarandon visit to a fracking site in New Milford, Pa. Dozens of celebrities may be running afoul of the law as they unite under the banner of one group that is seeking to prevent a...

Venezuela to create new foreign exchange system

March 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Venezuela’s acting President Nicolas Maduro speaks at the opening of the Ninth International Book Fair of Venezuela (Filven) which pays tribute to late President Hugo Chavez at the Teresa Carreno theater in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 13, 2013....

NYC plan would keep tobacco products out of sight

March 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Harry Patel, an employee of Blondie’s Deli and Grocery, talks on the phone while waiting for customers in New York, Monday, March 18, 2013. A new anti-smoking proposal would make New York the first city in the nation to keep tobacco products out of...

Catchall spending bill advances in Senate

March 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., appears before the House Rules Committee to testify on his party’s budget proposal, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan...

Amid tensions, Chinese fruit a turnoff in Vietnam

March 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this March 9, 2013 photo, porters unload boxes of Chinese oranges at Long Bien wholesale market for fruits and vegetables in Hanoi, Vietnam. Around half of the produce at the market is trucked in from China, arriving in the city in the middle of the night...