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Americans hang on after recession claims wealth

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Michael, left, and Patricia Jackson sift through bank documents in their home Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Marietta, Ga. On a suburban cul-de-sac northwest of Atlanta, the Jacksons are struggling to keep a house worth $100,000 less than they owe. Their voices and those of many others tell the story of a country that, for [&hellip...

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Greeks to vote with a global audience

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Supporters of Conservative “New Democracy” party chat inside an election kiosk one day before general elections in Athens, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Greeks vote for the second time in six weeks Sunday amid fears that the country could be forced out...

Affairs of politics and heart mark French election

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

French former Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal campaigns in Villeneuve-les Salines near La Rochelle, west of France, Thursday, June 14, 2012. Royal is facing a Socialist Party opponent in the second round election next Sunday. (AP Photo/Yohan...

Obama, world want bold signs from Europe at G-20

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 7, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow. With global anxiety rising, President Barack Obama is searching for bolder, swifter signals from Europe that it will...

Copper heiress' huge gifts spotlighted in NY court

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This photo provided in 2010 by Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild shows the estate of Huguette Clark in New Caanan, Conn., which had not been lived in for more than two decades since its owner became ill and ended up a recluse in a New York...

Cuba's next step on capitalist road: advertising

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this June 9, 2012 photo, employee Claudia Montano opens a logo-covered window to the kitchen at the private cafeteria “La Pachanga” in Havana. For decades, Communist-run Cuba has essentially been free of commercial advertising. But it’s a...

Calif. lawmakers pass budget, but work unfinished

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Battery-powered lights shaped like candles are displayed at the state Capitol rotunda as a protest against budget cuts for funding of in-home health care providers in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2012. Both houses of the Legislature approved the...

50 AC casino union members arrested during protest

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 5, 2012, photo, casino workers stage a protest outside the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The Unite-HERE casino workers are protesting the lack of a contract and the termination of employee pension accounts. (AP Photo/Wayne...

Former Goldman Sachs director convicted in NYC

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, left, and his attorney Gary P. Naftalis, leave federal court in New York, Friday, June 15, 2012. Gupta, accused of feeding confidential information to a corrupt hedge fund manager, has been convicted of conspiracy...

How shock waves will hit US if Greece drops euro

June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 17 2012, file photo, immigrants holding placards that read “Nazis Out – Workers United Never Defied” march during a protest against racist attacks in Athens. Bankers, governments and investors are starting to...