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China interested in free-trade deal with Mercosur

June 26, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

China’s Premier Wen Jiabao, left, and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez pose for a picture after signing bi-lateral agreements at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said the Asian giant is interested in a possible...

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Expanded Vegas airport aiming to tap more traffic

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this June 9, 2012 photo, visitors tour the new Terminal 3 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. With the arrival of an overnight flight from London this week, Las Vegas will mark the opening of a $2.4 billion airport terminal that airport and...

Greek PM cannot attend EU summit due to surgery

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras takes part in a swearing in ceremony officiated by Greece’s Orthodox Archbishop Ieronimos at the Presidential palace in Athens, in this Thursday, June 21, 2012 file photo. Samaras underwent surgery...

Court keeps upcoming health care decision secret

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This June 20, 2012, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. It’s the biggest secret in a city known for not keeping them: the nine Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have kept quiet for more than...

Hooters-style restaurants experiencing a mini-boom

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this May 16, 2012 photo, Rose Dimov serves lunch at the Tilted Kilt, in Tempe, Ariz. The Tilted Kilt is part of a booming niche in the beleaguered restaurant industry known as “breastaurants,” or sports bars that feature scantily-clad waitresses. These...

Israel's tourism minister seeks boost from India

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Israel’s Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov, right, shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Subodh Kant Sahai, left, during a media briefing in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 24, 2012. In the meeting Sunday Misezhnikov announced Israel will train more...

EU fiscal pact clears another hurdle in Germany

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, Italian Premier Mario Monti, left, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting in Rome, Friday, June 22, 2012. The leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain gathered in...

How stocks will fare in court ruling on health law

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Trader Jason Harper works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, June 22, 2012. Stocks are bouncing back in early trading, a day after suffering their second-worst loss this year. The unlikely leaders: banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP)...

Stockton faces end of mediation, weighs bankruptcy

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 29, 2012 file photo, a Stockton city worker walks away from city hall in Stockton, Calif. Stockton, the California city with the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation, is facing a moment of decision on whether to become the...

Tropical Storm Debby forms in the Gulf

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A surfer rides a wave off Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Saturday, June 23, 2012. A storm system will bring more heavy showers and thunderstorms to southern Florida and the Gulf Coast. This system has a high chance of tropical cyclone...