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Nigeria railroad project connects 2 major cities

December 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Passengers traveling to Kano, Nigeria, wait for the train to move off as part of a newly inaugurated train service, in Lagos, Nigeria Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Nigeria has rebuilt the railroad tracks connecting its commercial centre of Lagos in the south to Kano, its largest city in the north, a distance of some 720 [&hellip...

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Hurting Spaniards celebrate Christmas lottery wins

December 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Carmen, centre hugs her daughter Azahara, right, and an unidentified cousin after winning the main Christmas lottery prize “El Gordo” (“The Fat One”) in Alcala de Henares, just outside of Madrid, Saturday Dec. 22, 2012. Lucky winners of Spain’s...

Oreo cookie maker Mondelez gives CEO $10M award

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, Kraft Foods Inc. CEO Irene Rosenfeld speaks at the World Business Forum in New York. On Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, Mondelez Inc. announced that it is sweetening the pay for Rosenfeld with a special stock...

Glacier park looks to influence Blackfeet drilling

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Dec. 12,2012 photo shows a sign welcoming visitors to the Blackfeet Indian reservation on Dec. 12, 2012. Glacier officials are concerned about the effects of oil development on the reservation, and are asking for an in-depth study on the environmental...

Click, print, shoot: Downloadable guns possible

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 3, 2012 photo, “Wiki Weapons” project leader Cody Wilson points to his laptop screen displaying an image of a prototype plastic gun on the screen, while holding in his other a weapon he calls “Invivdual Mandate,” in...

Obama says he is ‘ready and willing’ to get deal

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is “ready and...

Signs suggest better economy if ‘cliff’ is averted

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo, a cashier hands a customer his change and receipt during a transaction at a Sears store, in Henderson, Nev. Consumers spent and earned more in November, reflecting a rebound from the disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy....

Walgreen fiscal 1Q profit sinks nearly 26 pct

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, people pass the Walgreens store in New York’s Times Square. Walgreen Co.’s fiscal first-quarter earnings sank nearly 26 percent as the nation’s largest drugstore chain filled fewer prescriptions and...

Monti resigns as Italy heads to elections

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Italian Premier Mario Monti delivers his speech at the Foreign Ministry for the Italian Ambassadors conference in Rome, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Monti pledged to resign as soon as the budget law is passed after Silvio Berlusconi yanked support for his...

A gauge of consumer confidence hits 5-month low

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 photo, a person exits a business with a “Closing Sale” sign, in Philadelphia. Confidence among U.S. consumers has sunk to its lowest point since July, according to a monthly index released Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The...