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Thousands of Portuguese teachers protest big cut

January 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Demonstrators march down Lisbon’s main Liberdade avenue during a protest by Portuguese teachers national front union, FENPROF, against the austerity economic measures taken by the government, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Thousands of teachers from around Portugal are marching in downtown Lisbon to...

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Spotty Midwestern snow a mixed bag for businesses

January 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Katherine Sleder shovels her driveway outside her home, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Traverse City, Mich. “It’s like we’re getting all our winter in one week” said Sleder. Snow accumulation is below normal across the Upper Midwest for the...

Hackers take over sentencing commission website

January 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This screen shot shows the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission after it was hijacked by the hacker-activist group Anonymous, early Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide. The website of...

Fox News, Palin cutting ties

January 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 file photo provided by Fox News, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talks on Fox News Sunday in Washington. Palin is out as a Fox News Channel contributor. The network said Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, that it is parting ways...

Court says Obama appointments violate constitution

January 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Richard Cordray stands left as President Barack Obama announces in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, that he will re-nominate Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a role that he has held for...

S&P closes above 1,500 for 1st time since 2007

January 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Michael Zicchinolfi, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street ahead of what is expected to be more upbeat data on housing from the government. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW...

Coal decline hits fuel’s Western stronghold

January 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Jan. 16, 2013 photo, Mike Cooley, one of 59 workers laid off from the Decker Coal mine along the Montana-Wyoming border, poses for a photo while discussing his future job prospects at his house in Sheridan, Wyo., with his wife and 2-year-old son, in the...

ND bill would allow brew pubs to distribute beer

January 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Michael Frohlich, co-owner of Laughing Sun Brewing Co., checks out one of his brews in his downtown Bismarck tap room on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. North Dakota craft beer makers have been pushing for a law that would allow microbreweries to peddle a certain...

Procter & Gamble fiscal 2Q profit jumps

January 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, April 27, 2011, photo, Procter & Gamble products are displayed at a Target store in Richmond, Va. Procter & Gamble said Friday that its fiscal second quarter net income more than doubled and boosted its profit outlook as the maker...

Economist: Euro crisis could erupt again this year

January 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A member of Swiss special police forces stands on the roof of the Kongress Hotel next to the Congress Center, during the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) DAVOS,...