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EU fiscal pact clears another hurdle in Germany

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo provided by the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, Italian Premier Mario Monti, left, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting in Rome, Friday, June 22, 2012. The leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain gathered in Rome on Friday to seek agreement on ways to pull Europe out of its crippling [&hellip...

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How stocks will fare in court ruling on health law

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Trader Jason Harper works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, June 22, 2012. Stocks are bouncing back in early trading, a day after suffering their second-worst loss this year. The unlikely leaders: banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP)...

Stockton faces end of mediation, weighs bankruptcy

June 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 29, 2012 file photo, a Stockton city worker walks away from city hall in Stockton, Calif. Stockton, the California city with the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation, is facing a moment of decision on whether to become the...

Tropical Storm Debby forms in the Gulf

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A surfer rides a wave off Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Saturday, June 23, 2012. A storm system will bring more heavy showers and thunderstorms to southern Florida and the Gulf Coast. This system has a high chance of tropical cyclone...

APNewsBreak: Vatican gets Fox media adviser

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This picture taken on Sept. 20, 2007, and released on Saturday, June 22, 2012 by Gregory Joseph Burke shows Gregory Joseph Burke as a Fox News journalist in the U.S. base of Camp Spann in Afghanistan. Greg Burke, 52, will leave Fox to become a senior...

Hawaii's island of Lanai depends on wealthy owner

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Oct. 5, 2011 photo, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld Keynote in San Francisco. The 3,200 people living on a rural Hawaiian island that will soon be purchased by Ellison have a laundry list of what they’d like to see...

Can Iowa's boom farm times shape White House race?

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012 photo, Mark Beardmore leans on the front of a pickup truck at the auto dealership where he works in Carroll, Iowa. “Government needs to stay out of more things rather than infuse itself in more things,” says...

Sneakers-maker Puma tracks its carbon footprint

June 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 10, 2007 file photo, Puma sports shoes are displayed for sale in front of the company sign at a store in Munich, southern Germany. How big is your sneaker’s carbon footprint? In a quest to find out, sportswear giant Puma’s...

Obama, Romney seek advantage on health care ruling

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 21, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Orlando, Fla. On health care, Romney’s position is clear, as is that of President Barack Obama. Obama defends his...

How stocks will fare in court ruling on health law

June 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Trader Jason Harper works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, June 22, 2012. Stocks are bouncing back in early trading, a day after suffering their second-worst loss this year. The unlikely leaders: banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP)...