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Monti: Italy does not need a bailout

July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Mario Monti arrive for a bilateral meeting at Villa Madama in Rome, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Merkel is traveling to Rome for a regular meeting of the senior officials from the two countries along with several of her top ministers, including the economy and finance ministers. (AP Photo/Domenico [&hellip...

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Twitter helps find dog that took train to Dublin

July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This image made available by Irish Rail shows Deirdre Anglin after being reunited with her Jack Russell terrier Patch Wednesday July 4, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. When Patch hopped aboard the train to Dublin, the power of Twitter reunited the dog with his...

EU Parliament rejects ACTA anti-piracy treaty

July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Green Party members of the European parliament demonstrate against the ACTA project (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) during the vote Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European Parliament has...

Questions raised on Venezuela joining Mercosur

July 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez, right, speaks as her Foreign Minister Hector Timerman looks on during a Mercosur summit in Mendoza, Argentina, Friday, June 29, 2012. Fernandez announced that the Mercosur trade bloc will not slap economic...

Barclays CEO Diamond quits in rate-fixing scandal

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A view of Barclays headquarters at London’s Canary Wharf financial district, Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond quit his job Tuesday, the latest scalp in a financial markets scandal that has also seen the bank’s chairman...

ECB to trim interest rates, but no more

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi arrives for an EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 28, 2012. European leaders gathering Thursday in Brussels are set to sign off on a series of measures to boost economic growth but expectations of a...

Corvallis is second Ore. city with plastic bag ban

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Selin Nurgun, left, also known as the “Bag Monster”, is barely visible through her plastic bags as she appears during a news conference with Sarah Higginbotham, state director of Environment for Oregon, at the Benton County Public Library in...

Chuck E. Cheese transforming into a rock star

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated handout image provided by CEC Entertainment Inc. shows an image from the company’s new Chuck E. Cheese, national ad campaign. The company that operates the chain of children’s pizza restaurants is retiring the giant rodent’s...

Dispute over Portland containers hits Idaho port

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 is shown Friday, June 29, 2012, in Portland, Ore. A federal judge has set a Tuesday deadline for a deal to end a dispute that has slowed the flow of cargo at the Port of Portland. At a hearing Friday, former Gov. Ted...

Carmakers report strong June sales, easing worries

July 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Sunday, June 24, 2012, file photo Dodge cars are for sale at an auto dealership in Springfield, Ill. Chrysler reported Tuesday, July 3, 2012, that U.S. sales rose 20 percent, its best June in five years, thanks to demand across its lineup (AP...