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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 demonstrators marched peacefully Sunday in Paris to denounce austerity measures in Europe that have sparked...

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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,...

Who’s watching? 3-D TV is no hit with viewers

September 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, June 27, 2012 photo, 3-D TV operator Cody Miles adjusts camera focusing settings for a 3-D production for ESPN 3-D Network at the ESPN X-Games at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Only 2 percent of TVs in American homes were able to show...

Researcher says flaw in Android creates phone risk

September 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This June 19, 2012 file photo shows Samsung’s new Galaxy S III phone, in New York. Millions of cell phones that use Google’s Android operating system — including the popular Samsung Galaxy S III — are vulnerable to a digital bug that...

Stocks seal 3Q gains despite bumpy final days

September 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, traders check the prices to begin trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks fell on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, after news that U.S. consumers spent more last month only because higher...

GM’s 3Q stock rise surprises industry

September 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 25, 2006 file photo, General Motors Corp. headquarters are shown in Detroit. The top-performing stock among automakers in the U.S. this quarter is General Motors. The company, which endured management upheaval during the quarter and...

A cathartic cup of coffee for 2 old TV neighbors

September 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated image released by Columbus 81 Productions shows comedians Jerry Seinfeld, left, and Michael Richards, former co-stars in the popular comedy “Seinfeld,” in a scene from the finale of Seinfeld’s web series, “Comedians in Cars...