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Google exec hails ‘connectivity’ at BU graduation

May 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, delivers Boston University’s commencement address during graduation ceremonies on the school’s campus in Boston, Sunday, May 20, 2012. Schmidt received an honorary Doctor of Science degree during the ceremonies. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) — The executive chairman of Google Inc. has told Boston...

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Transferred GM workers adjust to life in Lansing

May 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 21 AND THEREAFTER – In an April 25, 2012 photo, auto workers Scott Mitchell, left, and John Peila sit in Scott’s car after their shift at the General Motors Lansing Delta Township assembly in Delta Township, Mich. Every...

UN. nuclear agency chief heads to Tehran

May 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano from Japan and Herman Nackaerts, from left, of the IAEA the chief agency official in charge of the Iran file speak to the media before his flight to Iran at the Vienna...

Pa. health care company seeks gas drilling facts

May 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, organic dairy farmer Siobhan Griffin stands in a field with her cows a field at Raindance Farm in Westville, N.Y. While other states are reaping the wealth of the Marcellus Shale, New York has had a moratorium on...

NY trial of ex-P&G, Goldman board member starts

May 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Oct. 26, 2011 photo, Rajat Gupta exits Manhattan federal court in New York following arraignment. The insider trading trial of the former board member for Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble begins in New York on Monday, May 21, 2012, with jury...

German central bank warns of Greek risk exposure

May 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 13, 2012 file photo President of the German Central Bank Bundesbank Jens Weidmann speaks during the annual balance press conference in Frankfurt, central Germany. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann warns Europe’s central banks...

App scans faces of bar-goers to guess age, gender

May 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Cole Harper, co-founder and CEO of SceneTap, holds up a phone showing the app SceneTap at a bar in San Francisco, Thursday, May 17, 2012. A new app is scheduled to launch in San Francisco this weekend that will scan the faces of patrons in 25 bars across the...

Argentina: Black market grows with currency

May 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A woman passes a list of foreign currency exchange rates at an exchange house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The AFIP tax collection agency’s recent measure to control and approve every currency exchange operation in the country...

Google gets China OK for Motorola deal

May 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 11, 2011 file photo, attendees chat at the Google IO Developers Conference in San Francisco. Authorities in China have approved Google Inc.’s bid to buy phone maker Motorola Mobility, clearing the way for the $12.5 billion deal...

Is GOP trying to sabotage economy to hurt Obama?

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2012 Fiscal Summit, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Are Republican lawmakers deliberately stalling the economic...