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YouTube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This image made on Friday, March 2, 2012 from video posted on the YouTube website on Dec. 17, 2010 shows a girl with a koala hat asking “Am I pretty or ugly?” The video has more than 4 million views and more than 107,000 anonymous, often hateful responses in a troubling phenomenon that has girls [&hellip...

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Angry survivors attend 1st hearing on shipwreck

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Costa Cruises lawyer Marco De Luca arrives in Grosseto, Italy, Saturday, March 3, 2012. The Italian prosecutor for the investigation of the Costa Concordia shipwreck says it could take experts three months to analyze the cruise ship’s voice recorder....

Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011 file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington about elder abuse before the Senate Aging Committee. Rooney is suing his stepson and others on allegations that they tricked him into...

Japan leader points to disaster response failures

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks during a news conference with foreign media at his official residence in Tokyo Saturday, March 3, 2012. Noda acknowledged Saturday the government failed in its response to last year’s earthquake and tsunami,...

Wynn details casino envisioned near Patriots' home

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This image released Friday, March 2, 2012 by Wynn Resorts shows an artist’s rendering of a proposed resort casino in Foxborough, Mass. Wynn sent a mailing Friday to thousands of Foxborough residents, which included a brochure and a 20-minute DVD...

NJ officials charge 29 in counterfeit goods ring

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Homeland Security Investigations Associate Director James A. Dinkins speaks at a news conference announcing the uncovering of one of the largest counterfeit goods smuggling operations ever charged Friday, March 2, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill...

NM agrees to protect habitat in Permian Basin

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Land Commissioner Ray Powell, left, signs a conservation agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard on state trust lands, during a ceremony in Albuquerque, N.M., on...

Mass. court arguments in case of 351-year-old will

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo of Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, shows the entrance to Little Neck in Ipswich, Mass. The dying wish of William Payne, one of the state’s earliest settlers, created the nation’s oldest charitable trust and eventually led tenants to build 167...

Annual pet spending passes $50 billion mark

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2011 photo, groomer Sara Ingram streaks the fur of Yorkshire terrier Betsey Johnson during a spa session at the Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa in Westlake Village, Calif. Americans spent $50.96 billion on their pets in 2011....

GM to suspend production of Chevrolet Volt

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 photo, a 2012 Volt priced at more than $45,000 is displayed for sale outside at a Chevrolet dealership in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. General Motors is suspending production of its Chevrolet Volt electric car for...