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California Dems resist Gov. Brown's welfare plans

June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, ponders a question about the state budget while talking with reporters at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 18, 2012. Despite having passed a spending plan, Friday, Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, are still trying to resolve differences on welfare cuts...

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Republicans want food stamps cut in big farm bill

June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., talks to the media before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — The 1,000-page “farm bill” being...

Feds expand Toyota fire probe to 1.4M autos

June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Nov. 26, 2006, file photo, unsold 2007 RAV4 sports-utility vehicles are shown on the lot of a Toyota agency in the east Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo. The U.S. government said Monday, June 18, 2012, that it has expanded an investigation into...

Europe's relief from Greek vote likely fleeting

June 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Radical Left party (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras waves to his supporters in front of Athens’ university, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Alexis Tsipras and his party shot to prominence in the May 6 vote, where he came a surprise second and quadrupled his...

GOP on health care: Repeal quickly, replace slowly

June 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 17, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio takes questions during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Republicans intend to seek quick repeal of any parts of the health care law that...

Romney won't say he'll overturn immigration order

June 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney wait in the rain for his arrival to a campaign stop at Mapleside Farms on Sunday, June 17, 2012 in Brunswick, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) TROY, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney in...

Socialists take French Parliament, sweep power

June 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Supporters of France’s National Front Party react after the second round of the French legislative elections, Sunday, June 17, 2012 in Henin-Beaumont, northern France where far-right leader Marine Le Pen has lost her race for a parliamentary seat, but...

Copper heiress' huge gifts spotlighted in NY court

June 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This photo provided in 2010 by Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild shows the estate of Huguette Clark in New Caanan, Conn., which had not been lived in for more than two decades since its owner became ill and ended up a recluse in a New York...

Accounting for natural wealth gains world traction

June 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 13, 2012, Kashmiri Muslims fish on the shore of Nageen Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Traditional measures of economic progress like GDP are being criticized as inadequate for ignoring such downsides as...

Summit lets Obama, Putin size up the competition

June 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 7, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow. With global anxiety rising, President Barack Obama is searching for bolder, swifter signals from Europe that it will...