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Spaceport is built, but who will come?

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- This Oct. 17, 2011 file photo shows British billionaire Sir Richard Branson drinking champagne after repelling down the side of the new Spaceport America hangar in Upham, N.M. As the nation’s first launch station to send people to space nears completion, some see signs New Mexico may have reached for the stars _ and [&hellip...

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Nigeria airline says it will resume flights Sunday

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Chris Ndulue, Managing Director of Arik airline speaks to journalist during a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Nigeria’s largest airline says it will resume flights Sunday after halting them over what it claimed was...

Chavez’s record: an oil bonanza squandered?

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sept. 5, 2012 photo, people watch a TV in Caracas, Venezuela broadcasting President Hugo Chavez delivering a speech as presidential candidate. Nearly 14 years after President Hugo Chavez took office, and despite the biggest oil bonanza in...

Romney gives Dem support for tax deductions claim

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a rally Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Las Vegas. Romney campaigned in Nevada as aides released a 2011 federal income tax return showing he and his wife, Ann,...

German, French leaders say stronger Europe needed

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and French President Francois Hollande, at the castle in Ludwigsburg, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The leaders of France and Germany are meeting to celebrate an anniversary of their countries’ reconciliation...

US, EU approve Universal takeover of EMI

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

European Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia gestures while speaking during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Universal Music Group can buy the famed British music company EMI and keep the hugely-lucrative...

No decision on bail for ex-Sen. Espada

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Pedro Espada Jr., arrives at Brooklyn federal court, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. The former state senator has continued to raid the bank account of a taxpayer-supported heath care network, even after a jury found him guilty of using the same clinics...

AP PHOTOS: In a digital age, paper stocks hang on

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This image provided by Scripophily.com shows a paper stock certificate for Enron Corp. At a time when stock trading is dominated by rapid-fire computers, there are people who relish paper stocks for their palpability. Wall Street seems cryptic and far away,...

iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Greg Packer, 49, is cheered on as he celebrates with his newly purchased iPhone 5 in hand outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in New York. Hundreds of people waited in line through the early morning to be among the first to get their...

Helio races from IndyCar finale to the dance floor

September 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Race car driver Helio Castroneves throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Ask Helio Castroneves how...