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IMF official in Romania rejects criticism

February 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

International Monetary Fund envoy to Romania Jeffrey Franks gestures during a news conference in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund’s mission in Romania on Sunday criticized politicians and media for accusing him of misconduct for having attended a...

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Bigger US role against companies’ cyberthreats?

February 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn. presides over the committee’s hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A developing Senate plan that would bolster...

From relief to despair: Varying views of jobs data

February 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Dec. 12, 2011 photo, people wait to talk with potential employers at a job fair sponsored by National Career Fairs, in New York. Month by month, the U.S. job market is regaining its health. According to reports Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, so many jobs are...

New inner-city health center opens in Boston

February 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 photo, people enter the Whittier Street Health Center in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. The medical center is being hailed as the future of health care in urban neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) — Bob...

Monti warns against stoking prejudices in crisis

February 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Josef Ackermann, CEO of Deutsche Bank, adjusts his headset at the Security Conference on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 in Munich, southern Germany. Politicians and military representatives take part in the 48th Munich Security conference until Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012....

Shocked? Not! Not many surprises in Super Bowl ads

February 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This advertisement provided by Teleflora, shows a scene from the ad with super-model Adriana Lima set to launch during Super Bowl XLVI, which will air Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. Teleflora’s 30-second spot will debut during the game’s second quarter. About 20...

For Facebook ‘Hacker Way’ is way of life

February 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Dec. 13, 2011 file photo, shows of worker inside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook, the social network that changed “friend” from a noun to a verb, is expected to file as early as Wednesday to sell stock on the open market....

Russia admits brief cut of gas supplies to Europe

February 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on gas supplies to Europe in Moscow, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant acknowledged for the first time Saturday that it had briefly reduced gas supplies to...

Palestinians call for PM’s fall over taxes

February 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, left, speaks during a joint news conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Hundreds of...

Obama pressures Congress on housing

February 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama talks about the economy during an event at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Va., Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is rallying support for his plan to expand government assistance to...