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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 raised more than $430 billion in an effort to assure finance markets that it has sufficient [&hellip...

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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...

GE 1Q profit falls 12 pct but tops estimates

April 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- This Dec. 2, 2008, file photo, shows a General Electric (GE) logo on display at Western Appliance store in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric’s first-quarter net income topped Wall Street...

Windstream opens new data center in Little Rock

April 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Windstream Corp.’ s newest Data Center, designed to serve demand for cloud-based service and other services, is monitored in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, April 19, 2012. The company held an opening ceremony on Thursday at the 30,000-square-foot center,...

Energy stocks drop as Argentina speeds YPF seizure

April 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A man runs in front of a YPF oil company refinery plant in La Plata, Argentina, Thursday April 19, 2012. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has defended the move to re-nationalize YPF as part of a drive to restore her country’s sovereignty, increase...

Review: 'Fez,' 'Journey,' 'Closure' build mystery

April 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this video game image released by That Game Company, a nomad explores the ruins of a lost civilization in a scene from “Journey.” (AP Photo/That Game Company) The goals in video games are usually well-defined: Kill the bad guys. Rescue the...

Doritos tacos put sizzle in Taco Bell's US sales

April 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This undated image provided by Taco Bell shows an advertisement for Doritos Locos Tacos shells. Taco Bell has put the spice back in its U.S. sales after a nearly yearlong slump stemming from a short-lived lawsuit that created a stir. The...

Seacrest is heir apparent to Clark's pop influence

April 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 1, 2006 file photo originally released by ABC shows Dick Clark, left, posing with Ryan Seacrest in New York. Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock `n’ roll into the mainstream on...

3 people join board to look at Detroit finances

April 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2011, file photo, Robert Bowman, chief executive of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, speaks at the annual APME meeting in Denver. On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that Bowman will be one of three...