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Cuba pours cold water on eased travel restrictions

December 24, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Cuba’s President Raul Castro raises his hand to vote for the 2012 budget during a parliamentary meeting in Havana, Cuba, Friday Dec. 23, 2011. Cuba’s parliament is meeting in one of its twice-yearly, private sessions to get an update from Raul Castro on the island’s economic situation, and possibly pass new laws. The assembly is [&hellip...

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Fuel pipeline explodes in Colombia, killing 11

December 24, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

People and rescue workers gather at the site of a pipeline explosion in Dos Quebradas, Colombia, Friday Dec. 23, 2011. The explosion killed at least 11 people, injured dozens and destroyed homes. The pipeline, which carries gasoline and diesel, is operated by...

In Somalia, fears over US wire transfer block

December 24, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo of Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, Nasro Mohamed speaks during an interview in the Somali capital, Mogadishu . She said the decision to end the Somali remittances in the US is a “painful”one that will ruin the daily life of many Somali people...

More retailers pull formula after Mo. infant death

December 24, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This photo provided Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, by the Holman Howe Funeral Home, shows Avery Cornett of Lebanon, Mo., who died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. Federal health agencies are testing samples of liquid and powdered infant formula and some distilled water used...

Calif. nurses strike over benefits, staffing

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Nurses chant slogans Thursday at Alta Bates Summer Medical Center, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 in Berkeley, Calif. Nurses in California staged a one-day walkout Thursday in the latest dispute with management over staffing levels, health care costs and sick leave....

Payroll tax deadlock ends as House caves

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., left, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., hold a news conference on the payroll tax cut on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on...

Michigan lawmakers to revisit autism coverage plan

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, poses, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. After previous failures to move on the issue, Michigan lawmakers plan to make another attempt at passing...

Claims lowest since ’08 as job market improves

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, a woman and child leave a mall with purchases in Culver City, Calif. The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the summer than previously thought because consumers spent less than the government had first estimated....

Occupy protesters sue over free speech, force

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, debris is strewn throughout the Oakland Occupy encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza after Oakland Police disbanded the tent community in Oakland, Calif. Most major Occupy encampments have been dispersed, but they live...

Months later, East flood victims remain displaced

December 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Dec. 21, 2011 photo, flood debris awaits pickup as a Santa Claus is seen on the porch of a home in West Pittston, Pa. More than three months after Tropical Storm Lee flooded towns up and down the Susquehanna River, many residents are frustrated by the...