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Brazil oil platform evacuated as precaution

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A Transocean Ltd. offshore oil rig is titled to one side in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 29, 2012. Rio de Janeiro’s port captain says that an inclination of three degrees prompted a Saturday night evacuation of about 100 workers from the oil platform. The port captain’s office released in [&hellip...

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More families building their own tornado shelters

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This April 27, 2012, photo provided by Betty Harryman shows Betty her daughter Linda Harryman with the safe room they installed in the garage of their new home following last years tornado in Joplin, Mo. Harryman, 76, was in a Joplin hospital about to have...

Facebook billionaire shuns luxury for startup life

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday April 26, 2012, Dustin Moskovitz, left, and Justin Rosenstein, right, co-founders of the collaborative software company Asana, pose outside of their offices in San Francisco. Facebook co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate...

Porpoise problems have fishermen facing shutdown

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a porpoise leaps out of the water holding a fish while feeding in the Indian River in Titusville, Fla. Federal regulators say far too many porpoises in the Gulf of Maine are drowning in fishing gear, specifically...

New hotels arise amid ruins in Haitian capital

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday, April 26, 2012 photo, a street vendor walks in front of the building in construction of Best Western Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This city is undergoing the largest hotel building boom in its history, raising expectations that investors...

Gadhafi funding claim weighs on French campaign

April 30, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Socialist presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election Francois Hollande, right, listens to Memorial director Jacques Fredj as he stands by the wall engraved with the names of the 76,000 Jews deported from France as part of the Nazi plan to...

Spain restores border checks ahead of ECB meeting

April 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Police officers stand guard in a checkpoint near to the border of Spain and France in La Jonquera, Girona, Spain, Saturday, April 28, 2012. Spain has temporarily restored border checks in its northeast and at two major airports in a bid to stop protesters...

Vets navigate tough new terrain _ the job market

April 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, Navy veteran Eric Smith speaks about the expected Senate passage of the “VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011″ during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Smith served two tours as a...

At Ga port, river respirators to help fish breathe

April 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Aug. 2, 2007, photo, Godwin employees Robert Magdin, of Bridgeport, N.J., and Troy Ward of Charleston, S.C., weld the support structure for the return lines for the ReOxygenation Demonstration Project in Savannah, Ga. Plans to deepen the Savannah...

Obama flashing executive power in election year

April 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama exits Air Force One upon his return from Fort Stewart, Ga., Friday, April 27, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, flashing his executive power in an election year,...