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Spain’s disabled protest austerity cuts

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

People march on wheelchairs as they carry banners reading, “SOS, disability” during a protest against government austerity measures affecting disabled people by reducing services, closing disability centers and forcing care workers from their jobs in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. More than 10,000 people, many in wheelchairs or being led...

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Spain’s disabled protest austerity cuts

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

People march on wheelchairs as they carry banners reading, “SOS, disability” during a protest against government austerity measures affecting disabled people by reducing services, closing disability centers and forcing care workers from their jobs...

New Zealand: forget Kyoto, write new climate deal

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Local and international activists march to demand urgent action to address climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, Saturday , Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal) DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Highlighting a rift between the rich countries and...

Maine scallop season begins under new regulations

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this photo from Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, scallop meat is shucked at sea off Harpswell, Maine. Maine’s scallop fishermen are operating under new regulations that divide the state into three zones and establish a rotational management...

‘Cliff’ talks: White House waiting on GOP move

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Nov. 30, 2012, photo provided by CBS News shows Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner answering questions about averting the “fiscal cliff” on the December 2nd edition of “Face the Nation.” Geithner said Republicans have to stop using fuzzy...

Prospects brighten for wine in Tenn. groceries

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, a sign in a Kroger supermarket in Nashville, Tenn., urges shoppers to sign up for a group urging lawmakers to change state law that limits wine sales to liquor stores. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)...

MSU: Catching waste energy with common materials

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo released by Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., shows doctoral student Xu Lu, who is part of a team that has developed a new thermoelectric material designed to more cheaply capture waste heat energy produced by car engines...

Brinksmanship on Obama Medicaid expansion for poor

December 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2010 file photo, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. Bill Hazel speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Conservative opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care law are...

One safe bet at Cincinnati casino? Some will cheat

December 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

William Bertke practices stacking chips during a training session, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati in Cincinnati. One of the safest bets at the new casino set to open this spring is that cheaters will be among the gamblers, targeting...

The factory fire: Global commerce, local tragedy

December 2, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows a sweater with a Disney tag found among the equipment in a burned out garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaha, Bangladesh. A week after a blaze at the factory killed 112 workers, a glaring question...