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Asia stocks mixed after uneven US bank earnings

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

CORRECTS CURRENCY TO EURO AGAINST YEN – Passers-by are reflected on an electronic stock board displaying the euro’s quotation against the Japanese yen at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday as uneven earnings reports from big U.S. banks dampened...

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Southern California home sales see seasonal rise

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

New homes are under construction in a development in Carlsbad, Calif. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Home sales in Southern California jumped 14 percent in December over the previous month — a usual seasonal jump — but the sales price bottomed out as investors...

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang leaving company

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2008 file photo of Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang gestures in the Yahoo booth after he gave his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Yang announced Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, that he is leaving Yahoo. The...

Coast Guard to Italian captain: Go back aboard!

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A scuba diver recovers a body from the cruise ship Costa Concordia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Italian media say five bodies have been found aboard a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Tuscany, raising the official death toll to 11. Teams have been searching...

Chef Paula Deen hid diabetes, pushed high-fat food

January 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- This Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 file photo shows celebrity chef Paula Deen as she waits to make an appearance on the Today Show in Miami Beach, Fla. Deen recently announced that she has Type 2 diabetes. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, file) NEW YORK (AP) — Paula...

AP opens full news bureau in North Korea

January 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Associated Press President Tom Curley, right, and Korean Central News Agency President Kim Pyong Ho make a toast inside the new AP bureau in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday Jan. 16, 2012. The AP opened its newest bureau in North Korea, inside the headquarters...

LL Bean celebrates 100th with a boot on wheels

January 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this 1941 photo provided by the L.L. Bean Archive, Leon Leonwood Bean is seen with grandsons, from left, Leon Gorman, Jim Gorman, and Tom Gorman, at Bean’s office in Freeport, Maine. In 1912 L.L. Bean sold his first pair of boots. The privately held...

PM warns violence could destabilize Romania

January 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Protesters evacuate an injured person during clashes with Romanian riot police in University Square, the scene of the first anti-communist protest in 1989, in Bucharest, Romania, early Sunday morning, Jan. 15, 2012. Romanian police fired tear gas during an...

Feisty Sarkozy shrugs off French credit downgrade

January 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, right, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, attend a join press conference after a meeting at the Moncloa Palace, in Madrid, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) MADRID (AP) — French...

AP Interview: Feds in Conn. target insider trading

January 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 12, 2010 file photo, David B. Fein is installed as the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut during a ceremony at the Yale Law School in New Haven, Conn. Fein said in a January 2012 interview with the Associated Press that his staff is...