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Tear gas fired at Romania anti-govt protests

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Romanian riot police clashes with anti-government protesters downtown Bucharest, Romania, Saturday night, Jan. 14, 2012. Romanian police fired tear gas during an anti-government protest Saturday, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against austerity cuts and falling living standards.More than 1,000 protesters rallied in Bucharest’s main...

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Italian police, protesters clash in St Peter’s Sq

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

International Indignados movement demonstrators clash with Italian police officers as they try to move them out of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2012. The Indignados staged a sit-in and tried to place tents and climb the...

Re-elected Taiwan leader: China politics can wait

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou hugs his wife Chow Mei-ching, left, as he declares his victory in the presidential election, in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Ma won a close re-election fight, leveraging his message of greater prosperity through...

Apple juice made in America? Think again.

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2008 file photo, a Vietnamese woman works at a fish market in Nha Trang, Vietnam. It might have surprised you to learn in recent news that Brazil tops Florida as the world’s largest orange juice producer. You probably also...

Standard & Poor’s defends mass European downgrade

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

German chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks at a press conference in Kiel, northern Germany, Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 after a meeting with Christian Democratic (CDU) party leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Standard & Poor’s downgrades of nine...

Ship aground off Italy; 3 bodies found

January 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo released by the Guardia di Finanza (border Police), the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. The luxury cruise ship ran aground off the...

Court: Release Mich. bridge executives from jail

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Detroit International Bridge Company owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun stands next to a sheriff’s deputy before being led to jail, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in Detroit. Wayne County Circuit Judge Prentis Edwards sent Moroun and DIBC President Dan...

Tricky transfer awaits tanker inching to Alaska

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Coast Guard Cmdr. James Houck, the Forward Operating Base Nome Ice Boss, assists Scott O’Shea, with Vitus Marine, outline a safe path across the ice for fuel transfer hose in the Nome harbor Jan. 12, 2012. The path is being prepared for fuel hoses to...

Lions Gate buying ‘Twilight’ maker Summit

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from “The Hunger Games,” set for release on March 23, 2012. Movie and TV studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is buying Summit Entertainment, the maker of...

ND tourism director: Ad wasn’t meant to be racy

January 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo provided by the North Dakota Tourism Division, taken in the late summer of 2011 in the lounge of the Hotel Donaldson in downtown Fargo, N.D., caused an uproar when North Dakota’s tourism division advertised it this week as one of the photos...