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Dutch prime minister says austerity talks collapse

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 29, 2012 file photo Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives on his bike at the Prime Minister’s Catshuis residence in The Hague, Netherlands. Time seems to run out for the minority government as seven weeks of talks to hammer out an austerity package aimed at bringing the Dutch budget deficit [&hellip...

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Solution for a disaster? House in a box, maybe

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS APRIL 21-22 – In a Thursday, April 5, 2012 photo, solar panels are seen atop the Roese Sunshower SSIP house in New Orleans. The house is meant to go up quickly after disasters and then serve as permanent housing that can...

Geithner urges creativity in Europe's debt crisis

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Mexico’s Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during a G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors group photo after their meeting at the IMF and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday,...

Disney studio chief quits after 'John Carter' bomb

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 30, 2012 file photo Rich Ross, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios speaks during a Walk of fame star ceremony for The Muppets in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Rich Ross stepped down as the Disney movie studio boss on Friday...

US Airways makes deals with 3 AMR unions

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2011, file photo, an American Airlines employee helps passengers check-in at a ticketing counter at Dallas Fort Worth Airport in Dallas. US Airways has struck deals with labor unions at American Airlines to win their support for...

Quinn: Delay retirement, charge employees more

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 26, 2012 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters in Springfield, Ill. On Friday, April 20, 2012, Quinn announced that wanted to raise the retirement age for Illinois public employees and require them to contribute...

After 4-month surge, gas prices start falling

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 9, 2012 file photo, gas prices are posted at a gas station in Breezewood, Pa. Pump prices rose relentlessly from January through April, pushing average gas prices above $3.90 a gallon and taxing families’ budgets. Some forecasters...

IMF announces $430 billion to boost resources

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde smiles during a G-20 news conference at the IMF and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says it has...

Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated handout image provided by The DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) shows the webpage. It will only take a few clicks of the mouse. But for hundreds of thousands of computer users, those clicks could mean the difference between staying online and...

McDonald's meets expectations as profit jumps

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Oct 21, 2008, file photo, shows a McDonald’s logo at a McDonald’s restaurant in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s ever-evolving mix of affordable menu items and new offerings like...