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UN says Haiti police force best body for security

February 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, left, meets with residents of the Carradeux camp, a shelter for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday Feb. 16, 2012. Rice is part of a delegation representing the U.N. Security Council that arrived for a four-day visit to meet with senior Haitian officials [&hellip...

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Nordstrom's 4Q profit rises 1.7 percent

February 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Feb. 15, 2012 photo, shows a Nordstrom Rack store at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center in Los Angeles. Nordstrom Inc. reports quarterly financial results Thursday, Feb. 16, after the market close. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Dow agrees to clean dioxin-tainted properties

February 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Safe Haven Outreach Director Jean E. Mathieu needs to discuss the possibility of moving Safe Haven Outreach with the Board of Directors. Safe Haven Outreach is located in what Dow Chemical Co. designated as the Western Voluntary Property Purchase Area. Dow...

Chavez: Venezuela free to sell its oil anywhere

February 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, left, talks to actor Sean Penn, of United States, who visited the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo...

Chinese leader visits Iowa, Calif. to forge bonds

February 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Pro-Tibet supporter Tseyang Tsering hold fake prison bars as she protests outside the China Mart offices in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. The group was demonstrating against the Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States....

Asian stock markets decline amid Greece fears

February 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Currency traders work under a screen indicating the Nikkei 225 stock average at a foreign exchange firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Asian stock markets surged Wednesday after Greece indicated a willingness to commit to spending cuts to secure its...

From New York to Asia, Lin is a hoops sensation

February 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin (17) drives past Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in New York. Lin had 10 points and 13 assists as the Knicks won the game 100-85. (AP...

City: PG&E stops talks on fund for pipeline blast

February 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File – A natural gas line lies broken on a San Bruno, Calif., road on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 after a massive explosion. The city of San Bruno said Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has broken off settlement talks with the...

With Pringles, Kellogg looks to expand overseas

February 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 5, 2011 file photo, Pringles chips are seen in a posed photo at a West Bath grocery store. Diamond Foods Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. have called off their $1.5 billion deal for Diamond to buy the Pringles brand. Cereal maker...

World Bank president leaving

February 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, World Bank President Robert Zoellick speaks at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Zoelleck says he is stepping down. He has informed the 187-nation lending organization’s board Wednesday that he...