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Spain anti-austerity protests draw thousands

October 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Protestors shout slogans against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government as they march to the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government has hiked taxes, cut spending, including a wage-cut for civil servants, and introduced stinging labor reforms in a bid to persuade investors and...

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Russian opposition leaders detained in Moscow

October 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, center, is detained by police in Moscow, Saturday Oct. 27, 2012. Opposition leaders and activists held a one-man picket against torture in Russia. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev) MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police on Saturday briefly...

I’m back: Berlusconi’s post-conviction about-face

October 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi wipes his face during a press conference in Gerno, near Milan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Silvio Berlusconi, who announced this week he wouldn’t run in spring elections, pulled an about-face Saturday and said he...

Calif Latino grocery chain fights immigration woes

October 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Customers order food at Mi Pueblo Foods store in Mountain View, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The grocery chain that provides the Latino immigrant community with an authentic shopping experience has grown into a chain of 21 stories in Northern and Central...

Obama warns GOP not to undo Wall Street law

October 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama waves to the media from the south lawn of the White House as prepares to board Marine One in Washington, en route to campaign events in Nashua, N.H., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Comcast 3Q profit, sales top Street on upbeat subs

October 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Comcast logos are displayed on installation trucks in Pittsburgh. Cable giant Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest provider of TV and high-speed Internet services, more than doubled its net income in the...

American economy expands at modest 2 percent pace

October 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Oct. 25, 2012 photo shows appliances on display at Orville’s Home Appliances store in Amherst, N.Y. The government’s snapshot Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, of the U.S. economy’s growth will be its last before Americans choose a president in 11...

Arch Coal reports sharply higher 3Q earnings

October 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May, 29, 2012, file photo, a train hauling coal from an Arch Coal Inc. mine in the Powder River basin of Montana and Wyoming heads north out of downtown Seattle. Arch Coal Inc. says its cost-cutting efforts helped boost third-quarter...

New landfills needed for ND oil drilling waste

October 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this August 2012 photo provided by the North Dakota Health Department workers expand a special landfill for oilfield waste near Sawyer, N.D. State Health Department data show the amount of so-called oilfield special waste has increased nearly 5,100 percent...

Goodyear Tire 3Q net income falls 32 percent

October 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, photo, shows a Ford Explorer with Goodyear tires in Jackson, Miss. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 that its third-quarter net income fell by nearly one-third as lower tire sales in Europe offset cost...