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Italy awaits market reaction to Monti exit soon

December 10, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Italian Premier Mario Monti gestures during a news conference at the end of a cabinet meeting, at the Chigi Palace government office, Rome. Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, he plans to resign following the sudden loss of support from Silvio [&hellip...

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TV technical union strikes against Pac-12 Networks

December 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Striking workers stand outside the University of Southern California’s Galen Center prior to USC’s NCAA basketball game against Minnestota, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which...

Italy’s PM says he intends to quit over crisis

December 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Prime Minister of Italy Mario Monti gestures during the World Policy conference in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president Saturday he is resigning soon, saying...

Unions prepare for protest at Michigan Capitol

December 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Community activist Lisa Fithian, left, teaches SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Healthcare Michigan member Frank Shaft, 26, of Lansing, and other attendees how to peacefully interact with police officers on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at UAW Local 600...

USDA to allow more meat, grains in school lunches

December 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, side salads await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing kids to eat more grains and meat in...

UN conference adopts extension of Kyoto accord

December 9, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Seeking to control global warming, nearly 200 countries agreed Saturday to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that limits the greenhouse gas output of some rich countries, but will only cover about 15 percent of global emissions. The...

‘Borderlands 2,’ ‘Dishonored’ win at Spike VGAs

December 8, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

Host Samuel L. Jackson speaks onstage at Spike’s 10th Annual Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cartoony post-apocalyptic shoot-’em-up...

IBM shifts 401(k) policy to once-a-year matches

December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, a car passes the IBM offices in San Jose, Calif. IBM will begin making lump-sum matching contributions to employees’ 401(k) accounts on an annual basis, rather than contributing each time a worker gets a...

Pilots approve new contract with American Airlines

December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Keith Wilson, president of the Allied Pilots Association, announces results of the vote on a new contract with American Airlines in the lobby of the union headquarters on Friday, Dec., 7, 2012 in Dallas. Pilots at American Airlines approved a new labor...

Bus driver not guilty of manslaughter in NY crash

December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE–In this photo from Saturday, March 12, 2011, emergency personnel investigate the scene of a bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx borough of New York. A verdict has been reached in a manslaughter case against the bus driver Ophadell Williams,...