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4 Chinese oil workers freed by Colombian rebels

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo released by China’s embassy in Colombia shows China’s ambassador to Colombia Wang Xiaoyuan, second from right, shaking hands with an unidentified Chinese former hostage after he was freed along with three others in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Four Chinese oil workers have been freed in the same southern jungles where...

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EU leaders enter bitter fight over budget

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

French President Francois Hollande, center, greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to a bilateral meeting during an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. EU leaders begin what is expected to be a marathon summit on the budget for the years...

NY judge to Argentina: The court will be obeyed

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez delivers a speech during a ceremony to commemorate the Sovereignty Day in San Pedro, Argentina, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Fernandez faced on Tuesday a nationwide strike led by union bosses who once were her most...

Facebook proposes to end voting on privacy issues

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, a magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page in Munich. Facebook is proposing to end its practice of letting users vote on changes to its privacy policies, though it will continue to let...

Debate over EU debate mixes philosophy and money

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

People walk in front of a giant banner for the euro currency outside of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Leaders from around Europe are arriving in Brussels Thursday for what promises to be a turbulent summit on the budget for the...

China economy hopes give markets a lift

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A money trader reacts during the morning trading at a brokerage in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. In currencies, the euro rose to $1.2859 from $1.2825 late Wednesday in New York. The dollar slipped to 82.73 yen from 82.49 yen. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa) LONDON...

EU takes major step to protect sharks

November 23, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, a worker cuts a shark fin at a fish market in Dubai , United Arab Emirates. The global trade in shark fins totals hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and tens of millions of sharks around the world...

Labor march disrupts LAX Thanksgiving traffic

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Two flight crew members walk past Los Angeles police officers as union workers at Los Angeles International Airport march along the street in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Hundreds of union members marched Wednesday near the entrance to Los Angeles...

Toshiba shows off robot meant to help at nuke site

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Toshiba Corp.’s nuclear inspection robot is set on stairs before climbing stairs during a demonstration at a Toshiba factory in Yokohama, west of Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The four-legged robot is designed to help at the meltdown-crippled...

Economy makes for tougher Thanksgiving journeys

November 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Fred Errington, left, and Deborah Gewertz of Amherst, Mass., wait for an Amtrak train to arrive at Union Station in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. They planned to travel to New York City on the busiest travel day of the year to meet friends for...