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Romania calls crisis meeting over violent protests

January 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Protesters sit on the pavement surrounded by 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 anti-government protest Saturday, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against austerity cuts and falling...

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FACT CHECK: All’s not well for ‘King of Bain’

January 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich makes remarks during an event at Jones Memorial AME Zion Church, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s become a case of the...

Woman demolishes UK factory where dad killed

January 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A view of the Campbell’s Soup Tower in King’s Lynn, as it is demolished by a series of controlled explosions early this morning. Sunday Jan. 15, 2012. It was a daily reminder of the death of her father in an industrial accident _ but a mother of...

Big prizes, barriers in Brazil’s luxury market

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A model has her hair done for the Andrea Marques show during the Fashion Week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Brazil has been long dismissed as the land of bikinis and rubber flip flops. But with its galloping economy and hordes of new...

Tear gas fired at Romania anti-govt protests

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Romanian riot police clashes with anti-government protesters downtown Bucharest, Romania, Saturday night, Jan. 14, 2012. Romanian police fired tear gas during an anti-government protest Saturday, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against austerity...

Italian police, protesters clash in St Peter’s Sq

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

International Indignados movement demonstrators clash with Italian police officers as they try to move them out of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2012. The Indignados staged a sit-in and tried to place tents and climb the...

Re-elected Taiwan leader: China politics can wait

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou hugs his wife Chow Mei-ching, left, as he declares his victory in the presidential election, in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Ma won a close re-election fight, leveraging his message of greater prosperity through...

Apple juice made in America? Think again.

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2008 file photo, a Vietnamese woman works at a fish market in Nha Trang, Vietnam. It might have surprised you to learn in recent news that Brazil tops Florida as the world’s largest orange juice producer. You probably also...

Standard & Poor’s defends mass European downgrade

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks at a press conference in Kiel, northern Germany, Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 after a meeting with Christian Democratic (CDU) party leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Standard & Poor’s downgrades of nine...

Ship aground off Italy; 3 bodies found

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo released by the Guardia di Finanza (border Police), the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. The luxury cruise ship ran aground off the...