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Wash. opens up liquor sales; prices could go up

May 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Joe Oldenkamp walks out of the liquor store in Naches, Wash., Friday, May 18, 2012. Many customers at the store have been stocking up in advance of June 1 liquor privatization in Washington state in case prices increase. (AP Photo/Shannon Dininny) NACHES, Wash. (AP) — You might want to stock up on tequila and rum [&hellip...

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Qatar says 13 children among dead in mall fire

May 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Smoke rises above the Villaggio Mall, in Doha’s west end, as a fire took hold of the upscale mall in the Qatari capital of Doha Monday May 28, 2012. Qatar’s Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out at...

RI returning to nautical roots this summer

May 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 21, 1983 file photo, The American 12-meter yacht Liberty, left, and the Australian entry Australia II, right, head for the staring line as they began one of the America’s Cup races in Newport, R.I. A four-day America’s Cup...

New York is vying to become global high-tech hub

May 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this May 17, 2012 photo, the Queensboro Bridge connects Manhattan with Roosevelt Island in New York. Roosevelt Island is be home to the Coler Goldwater Specialty Hospital & Nursing Facility, an acute long-term care hospital facility. The...

Greek stocks soar on pro-bailout party’s poll gain

May 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A woman walks past displays at the Stock Exchange in Athens on Friday, May 25, 2012. Uncertainty over Greece’s future in the eurozone has hammered markets ahead of June 17 general elections in the crisis-hit country. Shares on the Athens Stock Exchange...

Mexico suspects cartel in Pepsi subsidiary attacks

May 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken late Friday, May 25, 2012, flames rise from a warehouse of the Mexican potato-chip company Sabritas, in Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. Over the weekend, unidentified gunmen launched a series of coordinated attacks against the company’s...

Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise cameo on Chinese TV

May 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this image taken from undated CCTV video, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his now-wife, Priscilla Chan, appear in a Chinese TV documentary about the country’s police force. The footage shows the couple wearing the same clothes they were photographed...

Why that flat Facebook IPO isn’t so bad after all

May 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo, passers-by are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq media center as they view reports of trading activity on Facebook’s stock on the Nasdaq stock market in New York. The botched offering of Facebook...

Driving season begins, as does griping about gas

May 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 15, 2012 photo, gasoline prices greet motorists at the Midway Plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bedford, Pa. It’s Memorial Day weekend and our obsession with the price of gasoline is in focus again. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) NEW YORK (AP)...

Millions in global aid for Iraq sits unspent

May 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2012, teachers seen through a mirror as a dirty first aid box hangs on a wall in the teachers’ room at al-Ameen ramshackle elementary school in Baqouba, capital of Iraq’s Diyala province, 35 miles (60...