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Greek Parliament votes to investigate ex-minister

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras addresses the Parliament in Athens on Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. Greece’s Parliament is debating whether to investigate four former senior members of the government over how leaked data on Greeks who banked in Switzerland was handled. All three parties in the governing coalition have said...

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American Express’ 4Q earnings down 47 percent

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 27, 2007, file photo, signs for American Express, Master Card and Visa credit cards are shown on a New York store’s door. American Express says its net income fell 47 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, as the credit card...

US home construction in 2012 highest in 4 years

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, photo a new home is constructed in Pepper Pike, Ohio. US home construction surges 12.1 percent in December to end best year since 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on homes in December...

S&P 500 surges on housing starts, jobless claims

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, file photo, Jeffrey Vazquez, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures jumped Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, as the government reported that weekly applications for...

UnitedHealth 4Q profit slips 1 pct. as costs rise

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, photo, part of the UnitedHealth Group, Inc. campus is shown, in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income slipped 1 percent, as growing medical costs countered revenue gains for the nation’s...

Lessons learned, BofA makes a new mortgage push

January 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 photo people use a Bank of America ATM in Boston. Bank of America says its fourth-quarter earnings shrank as it cleaned up old problems from its mortgage unit. The bank made $367 million in the last three months of 2012, down...

Business CEOs call for raising retirement age

January 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 5, 2012 file photo, Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of Caesar’s Entertainment, speaks in Boston. An influential group of business CEOs chaired by Loveman is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age...

Space station to get $18 million balloon-like room

January 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Bigelow Aerospace president Robert Bigelow, left, and NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver answer questions for the media during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. NASA has awarded a contact to Bigelow Aerospace to provide NASA with a...

To supporters, Swartz was protagonist for a cause

January 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

The casket of Internet activist Aaron Swartz is wheeled to a hearse outside a synagogue in Highland Park, Ill., at his funeral Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Swartz was found dead of an apparent suicide in his New York apartment Friday, Jan 11. Since his suicide,...

Lawmakers sense opportunity for Calif. gun control

January 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File — In this photo Aug. 15, 2012 file photo, three variations of the AR-15 assault rifle are displayed at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento, Calif. In the wake of the school shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton...