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Summary Box: Europe looks for way back to growth

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, left, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso participate in a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 1, 2012. European leaders meet for a two-day summit aimed at tackling unemployment and boosting economic growth in the region. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) STILL CUTTING:...

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Argentine president seeks new flights to Falklands

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Supporters of Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez stand under a banner with her image outside Congress where Fernandez will attend the opening session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) BUENOS AIRES,...

US still interested in Brazilian military aircraft

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns speaks during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday March 1, 2012. Burns said the United States remains interested in planes made by Brazil’s Embraer, despite the recent announcement that a...

Va House revives budget, gives Senate 2nd chance

March 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

House Appropriations Committee chairman, Del. Lacey Putney, I-Bedford, addresses the House during the session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, March 1, 2012. Putney asked for unanimous consent to introduce a budget bill. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)...

Judge blocks graphic images on cigarette packages

March 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This combination photo made from file images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows two of nine cigarette warning labels from the FDA. A judge on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 blocked the federal requirement that would have begun...

Xcel: Higher electric rates, fewer outages

March 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Tony Clark, the chairman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission, speaks on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, during commission discussion of an Xcel Energy electric rate increase at a commission meeting in the agency’s hearing room on the 12th floor of...

Navajo sues Urban Outfitters over product names

March 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 14, 2011 photo, Pedestrians walks past Urban Outfitters in Tempe, Ariz. The Navajo Nation is suing Urban Outfitters months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the...

Greek Parliament backs new pension reforms

March 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A protester holds a banner as he leaves under heavy rain from a rally that was canceled due the bad weather outside the Greek parliament in Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Later, lawmakers are to vote on a new round of cuts that will merge debt-strapped...

Deal to shut Chicago's 2 coal-fired plants reached

March 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Midwest Generation’s Fisk Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant, is seen Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Chicago. The city’s two coal-fired plants will shut down early under a deal between the operator, city officials and environmental groups....

UK warns Argentina regarding the Falklands

March 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Cruise liners Adonia, left, and Princess Star arrive to dock in Punta Arenas, Chile, Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012. The two cruise ships were refused entry in Ushuaia, Argentina, because they had previously docked in Malvinas, or Falklands islands. Veterans of...