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25 EU nations to sign treaty to stop overspending

January 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. European leaders will try to come up with ways to boost growth despite steep budget cuts across the continent when they meet in Brussels on Monday. The [&hellip...

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RBS CEO turns down bonus amid criticism of payout

January 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A sign of RBS, Royal Bank of Scotland, is seen at its office in the City of London, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. RBS bank’s board of directors have awarded the bank’s CEO Stephen Hester 3.6 million shares for his work over the last year, worth about...

Euro, rich-poor gap proved key issues at Davos

January 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Workers remove material during the last day of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott) DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Europe’s crippling debt crisis...

Hugo Chavez warns he could nationalize some banks

January 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo released by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, right, shakes hands with a rural worker during his weekly broadcast “Hello President” in Santa Barbara, Barinas State, Venezuela, Sunday, Jan....

Election ahead, Sarkozy announces French tax hike

January 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, is seen shortly before an interview on French television at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Sunday Jan. 29, 2012. President Nicolas Sarkozy is blanketing France’s top TV news shows in a prime-time interview as polls show...

SIA Snow Show gives peek of next ski season’s gear

January 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Skilogik reps work with customers at the annual SIA Snow Show in Denver on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Skilogik is debuting the Spinster ski for terrain park riders next season. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) DENVER (AP) — One of the best previews of what snow-sports...

Future cloudy for Falls favorite Maid of the Mist

January 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 21, 2005 file photo, a Maid of the Mist ship returns from the base of the Horseshoe Falls, as seen from a ship leaving Niagara Falls, N.Y. Deliberations in Canada over the future of the Maid of the Mist sightseeing boats at Niagara...

Teens migrating to Twitter _ sometimes for privacy

January 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 photo, Taylor Smith holds her smartphone while posing for a photograph at her home in Kirkwood, Mo. The 14-year-old started tweeting 18 months and is one who likes to “get small points across” with recent tweets that included...

Up to 10 months to remove capsized cruise ship

January 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Italian firefighters approach the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Costa Crociere SpA offered uninjured passengers €11,000 ($14,460) apiece to compensate them for lost baggage and the...

Spain takes legal action against Spanair

January 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Passengers wait at a Spanair desk at Barcelona airport in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The regional government of northeastern Catalonia says it can no longer supply struggling airline Spanair with funds to continue operating. Spanair has a...