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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 anti-poverty initiative launched under U.N. auspices in 2000. The goal is [&hellip...

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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...

Complaints about automated calls up sharply

September 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Aug. 20, 2012, Robert Madison talks about receiving automated marketing calls, outside his office in Overland Park, Kan. Complaints to the government are up sharply about unwanted phone solicitations, raising questions about how well the...

China aims at Japan’s economy in island protests

September 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A Chinese demonstrator throws a teargas canister back to riot policemen during a protest against Japan in Shenzhen, China Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Protesters in China have begun another day of demonstrations against Japan, after protests over disputed islands...

As new vets go online, VA and others follow

September 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Tuesday, June 5, 2012 photo Brenda Smull public affairs officer for VFW Post 1 and post commander Izzy Abbass pose for their photo on the steps of the facility in Denver. The VFW’s oldest chapter, Post 1, in Denver, is reorganizing itself around...

Large anti-austerity protests in Spain, Portugal

September 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People hold up banners reading “their fortune, our crisis”, “no food, no peace” and “no cuts!, justice” during a protest against austerity measures applied by the Spanish government in olumbus Square, Madrid, Spain,...

Slow rebound may determine whether NC really swung

September 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo, Carlton Nicholson sits in his empty barber shop in downtown Raleigh, N.C. The black vote helped Barack Obama become the first Democrat in a generation to...

India opposition parties protest economic reforms

September 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Activists of Socialist Unity Center of India (SUCI) burn an effigy with a portrait of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. The protest was against the government’s decision to let in foreign...