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Greek Parliament approves new bailout deal

March 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Members of the Greek Communist Party shout slogans during a rally against the austerity measures in Athens, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Greece’s Parliament is set to approve the debt-crippled country’s new international bailout deal late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Parliament early Wednesday...

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Brown calls his tax 'superior,' tackles budget gap

March 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Jerry Brown talks to reporters about his tax initiative before speaking at the California Optometric Association in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Brown said his tax initiative is “far superior” to a competing tax proposal...

Report: Just $47B from Buffett rule tax on rich

March 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 14, 2012 file photo, Warren Buffett and Astrid M. Buffett arrive at the Booksellers area of the White House in Washington for the State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for British Prime Minister...

Plans to kill salmon-eating sea lions held again

March 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this April 24, 2008 file photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam in North Bonneville, Wash. Plans to resume killing California sea lions that eat endangered salmon at Bonneville Dam are on hold again. The states of...

Ski area lease dispute has Park City on edge

March 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File-In this Jan.14,2012 file photo skiers make their way up the slopes near uncovered terrain at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah, One of the nation’s premier ski resorts in a state that proclaims to have the “greatest snow on...

Ohio man not jailed for stopping Facebook apology

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, Mark Byron, a local photographer, holds his iPad with a photo of himself and his son, in his studio in Cincinatti, Ohio. Byron, who made comments about his estranged wife on his Facebook page and was...

Oprah Winfrey Network lays off one-fifth of staff

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 14, 2011 publicity image originally released by OWN, TV personality and media mogul Oprah Winfrey presents at the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network portion of the Discovery Communications Upfront at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York....

Disney says 'John Carter' to lose $200 million

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this film image released by Disney, Taylor Kitsch is shown in a scene from “John Carter.” The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that it expects to book a loss of $200 million on the movie in the quarter through March. That’s among Hollywood’s...

Chinese hoping ticket out of China is French class

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 photo, Yin Shanshan, center, who plans to study for a Master’s degree in Canada, checks her textbook during a French course of Alliance Francaise, an organization that promotes French language and culture, in Tianjin,...

Occupy Wall Street urges May 1 strike over arrests

March 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

New York City Council members Jumaane Williams, second left, and Ydanis Rodriguez, center, join Occupy Wall Street protesters to denounce what they say is the NYPD’s excessive use of force against demonstrators, in New York’s Zuccotti Park,...