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US, Colombia trade deal to be implemented in May

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama, left, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attend the plenary session of the sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday April 14, 2012. The summit brings together presidents and prime ministers from Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The...

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Long political fights ahead over dueling tax plans

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., a member of the House-Senate conference committee negotiating the extension of the payroll tax break, talk on Capitol Hill during...

US home-buying season finally signaling a recovery

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Friday, April 13, 2012, in Chicago, John and Megan Henshel pack belongings in the condo they were renting to move to a home they just purchased. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after the U.S. housing bust sent...

Organic farmers hope for boost with rivals' labels

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 15, 2012 photo, a genetically engineered label is seen on a package of tortilla chips in Montpelier, Vt. Eighteen states are considering legislation that would require labeling of genetically modified foods, even though no study says genetically...

Viva Espana? International investors not so sure

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 people look at a shop offering reduced prices in Barcelona, Spain. Spain has become the latest country caught up in the government debt crisis in Europe, sparking fears that it’ll join...

Iran, Western powers hail latest nuclear talks

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Iran’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili speaks to the media after day-long talks with six world powers in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, April 14, 2012. Iranian and European officials expressed confidence in the results of Saturday’s...

Hundreds gather to protest Vt. nuclear plant

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, right, hugs U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, after Sanders addressed protesters against the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant at a rally in Brattleboro, Vt.. on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The plant’s...

Obama seeks CEOs' help in Latin America

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, left, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, center, and U.S. President Barack Obama participate in a three-way conversation at the CEO Summit of the Americas, in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday April 14, 2012....

Obama says US can't afford tax cuts for richest

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., ,Friday, April 13, 2012, about trade with Latin America before heading to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama...

Drought, falling tourism threaten Morocco economy

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Unemployed university graduates demonstrate Wednesday April 11, 2012 in front of Morocco’s parliament demanding government jobs amid a heavy police presence. Morocco’s parliament is finally voting on the country’s 2012 budget four months...