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In Venezuela, voice of dissent lowering volume

May 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Talk show “Good Nights” host Franciso Bautista listens to a question during a news conference at his home in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 27, 2013. Bautista, who has often been critical of the government, announced on Twitter on Monday that he was leaving Globovision after a dispute with its new owners “over the censorship that [&hellip...

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Border entry fee study sparks northern opposition

May 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, May 23, 2013 photo, cars from Canada line up to cross into the United States, in Blaine, Wash., at Peace Arch State Park. In April 2013, in its 2014 fiscal year budget proposal, the Department of Homeland Security requested permission to...

Hotel magnate, Mo. philanthropist Hammons dies

May 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In a March 30, 2004 file photo, John Q. Hammons poses for a photo in his new 8,000 seat baseball stadium in Springfield, Mo. Hammons, a prominent hotel developer and southwest Missouri philanthropist, died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at a nursing home...

Germany’s top-selling tabloid to introduce paywall

May 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This March 11, 2009 file picture shows the Axel Springer AG publishing house headquarters, in Berlin. Europe’s most-read newspaper is introducing a paywall for part of its online offerings next month. Bild – Germany’s top-selling...

Bridge collapse a major break in trade corridor

May 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, May 24, 2013 photo, a collapsed section of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River is seen in an aerial view over Mount Vernon, Wash. Part of the bridge collapsed Thursday evening, sending cars and people into the water when...

Iran’s approaching vote brings receding Web access

May 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In a Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 file photo, Iranians use internet in an internet cafe in central Tehran, Iran. With the presidential elections on June 14, 2013 looming to pick Ahmadinejad’s successor, the Web firewalls are closing in even more....

NY beaches open despite Superstorm Sandy scars

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Employees of Coney Island’s GameWorld wait for customers to arrive, Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Not all the repairs are finished, not all the sand is replaced and not every nearby businesses has recovered. Seven months...

Trailblazing Israeli electric car company to close

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 file photo, an electric car is seen during a demonstration of the California-based company Better Place in Tel Aviv, Israel. Better Place announced Sunday, May 26, 2013, that it is shutting down, less than six years...

Germany: Merkel vows to avoid trade war with China

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gesticulate after a contract signing ceremony at the chancellery in Berlin, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said...

NJ board to vote on contested PSE&G solar plan

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013 photo, solar panels, left, are seen on top of a landfill in Kearny, N.J., with the New York City skyline as a backdrop. The New Jersey director of the Division of Rate Counsel is accusing electric company PSE&G of crafting a...