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For S. Korean men, makeup a foundation for success

September 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, Cho Gil-nam, a 27-year-old insurance fraud investigator, shops for skincare and makeup products at a cosmetics store in Seoul, South Korea. The metamorphosis of South Korean men from macho to makeup over the last decade or so can be partly explained by fierce competition for jobs, advancement and [&hellip...

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Homeowners association members face violence

September 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A view of Mahmoud Hindi’s in Louisville, Ky. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Hindi is accused of shooting and killing one person and wounding another at a neighborhood meeting at the church last night. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, John Sommers II) NO SALES;...

Shiny metallics, plastics trending at London shows

September 18, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

A model displays a design from Burberry Prorsum’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, in Kensington, west London, during London Fashion Week, Monday Sept. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short) LONDON (AP) — It looks like for some designers, next spring is...

Canada auto union reaches deal with Ford

September 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

CAW National President Ken Lewenza, center, and CAW National Secretary Treasurer Peter Kennedy, right, walk into the Canadian Auto Workers’ press conference to announce the union will focus its talks with Ford a day before a strike deadline between the...

‘McNoodles’ to be launched in Austria

September 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This image provided by McDonald’s shows the McDonald’s menu item McNoodles Chicken. McDonald’s Corp. plans to introduce its “McNoodles” in Austria for a limited time, starting Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. The company offers regional options in...

Historic NH hotel wants to advance solar power

September 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, the passenger carrier Thomas Laighton sits in harbor at the historic Star Island Family Retreat and Conference Center at the Isle of Shoals in Rye, N.H. The hotel 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire wants to...

Villages as laboratories in debate on Africa aid

September 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Feb. 28, 2006 file photo, children eat lunch provided by the Millennium Village Project in Sauri, western Kenya. The Millennium Villages, all 14 in Africa, are part of a global...

1 year on, Occupy is in disarray; spirit lives on

September 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2011 file photo, a man beats a pair of bongo drums as demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement gather to call for the occupation of Wall Street in New York. Monday, Oct. 17, 2012 marks the one-year...

GOP focuses on monthly jobs report, but do voters?

September 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Aug. 29, 2012 file photo shows a gas prices at a Shell gas station in Oklahoma City. The government’s monthly jobs report has become Washington’s most anticipated and studied economic indicator _ pounced upon by politicians, economists...

Squabble highlights Sunday news shows competition

September 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo combo shows CBS’ “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer, left, and NBC’s “Meet the Press” host David Gregory. CBS’ Sunday morning public affairs television show “Face the Nation” has clearly...