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Spain asks for LatAm help at Iberoamerican summit

November 18, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Latin-American presidents, of Mexico, Felipe Calderon; Chile, Sebastian Pinera; Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and Ollanta Humala, of Peru, from left to right, join their hands after a meeting at the XXII Iberoamerican summit in the southern Spanish city of Cadiz, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) CADIZ, Spain (AP) — Spain’s prime...

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Coast Guard searches for 2 after oil platform fire

November 18, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This aerial photograph shows damage from an explosion and fire on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Four people were transported to a hospital with critical burns and two were missing. (AP...

Programs in US match fledgling farmers, landowners

November 18, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 photo, Schuyler Gail poses with her daughter Tillie at the family’s Climbing Tree Farm in New Lebanon, N.Y. When Schuyler and husband Colby Gail were trying to get started in farming, they ran into an obstacle common to...

Clinton says Congress committed to budget deal

November 18, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Singapore Management University, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool) SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated Saturday that she is...

Stocks finish higher on optimism over budget talks

November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, file photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Trading on world stock markets was lethargic Friday Nov. 16, 2012 after data showed Europe slipped back into recession and several big U.S....

Obama’s health care law advances in the states

November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 13, 2012 file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a news conference in Trenton, N.J. Threatened with repeal just weeks ago, President Barack Obama’s health care law now appears on track in close to half the states,...

Judge backs Calif. high-speed rail over farmers

November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE — In In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo a sign against the proposed high-Speed rail system is seen on Highway 43 near Hanford, Calif. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley is expected to decide Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 whether to grant a...

50-year land use plan for Jackson County approved

November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2009 file photo, farmer Chris Jagger drives his electric tractor on his Blue Fox Farm near Applegate, Ore. Once resistant to the idea of state-controlled land use planning, Jackson County and six cities within its boundaries have...

Twinkie maker Hostess reaches the end of the line

November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

The Wonder Hostess Bakery Thriftshop is shown at the Utah Hostess plant in Ogden, Utah, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Hostess Brands Inc. is warning striking employees that it will move to liquidate the company if plant operations don’t return to normal...

TV, movie features on new Wii U delayed until Dec.

November 17, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 5, 2012 file photo, an attendee plays a video game using Nintendo’s Wii U controller at E3 2012 in Los Angeles. Nintendo unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console featuring a touchscreen controller at the Electronic...