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Pa. small retailers eye Saturday holiday sales

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Linda Esposito, owner of the Bella di Vita store in Boalsburg,Pa., which sells handmade soaps and other gifts, takes cash from a customer, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Owners of small stores across Pennsylvania hope to get a boost from “Small Business Saturday” during a weekend when big box stores and online retailers draw much of [&hellip...

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APNewsBreak: Corps cuts flow on Missouri River

November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 12, 2012 file photo, two barges head north on the Mississippi River past St. Louis, as seen from East St. Louis, Ill. The Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen...

Black Friday creeps into Thursday

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Aaron Rodrigues waits in a line at Best Buy in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Thur. Nov.22,2012. While stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday, openings have crept earlier and earlier...

4 Chinese oil workers freed by Colombian rebels

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo released by China’s embassy in Colombia shows China’s ambassador to Colombia Wang Xiaoyuan, second from right, shaking hands with an unidentified Chinese former hostage after he was freed along with three others in Bogota, Colombia,...

EU leaders enter bitter fight over budget

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

French President Francois Hollande, center, greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a bilateral meeting during an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. EU leaders begin what is expected to be a marathon summit on the budget for the years...

NY judge to Argentina: The court will be obeyed

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez delivers a speech during a ceremony to commemorate the Sovereignty Day in San Pedro, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Fernandez faced on Tuesday a nationwide strike led by union bosses who once were her most...

Facebook proposes to end voting on privacy issues

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, a magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich. Facebook is proposing to end its practice of letting users vote on changes to its privacy policies, though it will continue to let...

Debate over EU debate mixes philosophy and money

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People walk in front of a giant banner for the euro currency outside of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Leaders from around Europe are arriving in Brussels Thursday for what promises to be a turbulent summit on the budget for the...

China economy hopes give markets a lift

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A money trader reacts during the morning trading at a brokerage in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. In currencies, the euro rose to $1.2859 from $1.2825 late Wednesday in New York. The dollar slipped to 82.73 yen from 82.49 yen. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa) LONDON...

EU takes major step to protect sharks

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, a worker cuts a shark fin at a fish market in Dubai , United Arab Emirates. The global trade in shark fins totals hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and tens of millions of sharks around the world...