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UK, Ecuador seek solution to deadlock over Assange

August 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds up a placard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London, London, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange entered the embassy in June in an attempt to gain political asylum to prevent him from being extradited to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes, which [&hellip...

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Shell serious about W. Pa. petrochemical plant

August 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 22, 2010 file photo, the sign at an entrance for the Horsehead Inc. zinc plant is seen in Monaca, Pa. Shell Oil Co. said in March 2012, it had chosen this site near Pittsburgh for a major new petrochemical refinery that could provide...

For suburbs of NYC, challenge is to lure tourists

August 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo of Aug. 3, 2012, Dave and Deb Maciewicz of Barneveld, N.Y., pause in West Point Cemetery during a tour of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Suburbs in the New York metropolitan area are stepping up their efforts to attract tourist...

Clown had iPad stolen from Steve Jobs' home

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

” Kenny the Clown,” otherwise known as Kenneth Kahn, applies make-up as he readies to perform in San Francisco, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Kahn says he unwittingly received a stolen iPad from a friend who was later arrested for breaking into former...

In UK threat to Ecuador, experts see mistake

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, second from left, gestures after giving a news conference where he announced that Ecuador would grant asylum to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The...

Moody's: More Calif. cities at risk of bankruptcy

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this June 26, 2012 file photo, Engine 20 is seen locked up at the closed fire house station 1 in Stockton, Calif. Stockton is one of three California cities to file for bankruptcy this year, which has led Moody’s Investors Service to begin a...

Facebook falls to half of public offering price

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German tourists who use Facebook, take pictures outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Facebook stock is trading at $19 and has lost half its market value since its May public offering. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) NEW YORK...

S. African leader vows probe into police shootings

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Police surround the bodies of striking miners after opening fire on a crowd at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. An unknown number of people have been killed and injured. Police moved in on workers who gathered...

Caterpillar's striking Joliet workers ratify deal

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Local Lodge 851 leave International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall after they voted to approve a tentative six-year agreement with Caterpillar Friday August 17, 2012. in Joliet, IL....

Cities dispute redevelopment money sought by state

August 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE– In this Feb. 29, 2012 file photo a view of the Stockton waterfront, built with redevelopment funds is seen from the Waterfront Hotel in Stockton, Calif. Stockton is one of 27 local governments that state finance officials claim have either failed...