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UK: 'Arms' ship for Syria heading back to Russia

June 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Haitham Al-Maleh, a member of the Syrian opposition, talks to the media as he attends the Committee of Foreign Affairs, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) LONDON (AP) — A Russian-operated ship said to be carrying military helicopters to Syria appears to have turned back after its British [&hellip...

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Snyder signs bills banning synthetic marijuana

June 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo shows a package of K2, a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 signed bills banning so-called synthetic marijuana. The substance, sold under trade...

Greek coalition government possible Wednesday

June 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Greek Socialist PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos arrives at a press room after a meeting with Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis in the Parliament in Athens, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Rival Greek party leaders launched a second day of talks on...

Senate defeats proposal to trim food stamp program

June 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Others are Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, and John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Dimon faces tougher questions on $2B trading loss

June 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon had a much tougher reception...

Microsoft's long and tortured history in tablets

June 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In an Oct. 21, 2003 file photo, a Dell Axim personal digital assistant, based on Microsoft’s Pocket PC operating system, is shown in New York. For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly...

Millions still go without insurance if law passes

June 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, May 30, 2012, photo, Angela Laws poses for a photo in Leesburg, Va. Laws, 58, runs a small business that cleans and maintains commercial buildings and figures that she’ll remain uninsured if she can’t find an affordable coverage...

Greek coalition talks to enter 2nd day

June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A man walks as above screens showing rising stocks in green as he is reflected in the chart with stock prices at the Greek Stock Exchange in Athens, on Monday , June 18, 2012. In Athens, stocks lost initial strong gains but were still 4.5 percent up in...

Saudi Arabia names defense minister crown prince

June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, May 2, 2012 photo, Prince Ahmed bin Abdul-Aziz arrives before the Interior ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council “GCC” meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Prince Ahmed was promoted from deputy interior minister to take...

Feds say design flaw led to Calif. nuke plant woes

June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sunday, June 17, 2012 photo, Elmo Collins, regional administrator of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, speaks during an interview in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. The NRC is holding a public meeting to discuss the state of the San Onofre nuclear power...