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Anti-austerity protests grip 56 Spanish cities

October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A citizen puts on her shirt a sticker against the Spanish Government’s cutbacks plans, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Thousands of people called by 150 organizations are marching in 56 Spanish cities to protest punishing austerity cuts they say will only increase unemployment and job insecurity. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) MADRID...

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Some in Vt. not sweet on standard syrup grading

October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE-In this Oct. 27, 2011, file photo, bottles used to grade maple syrup sit in a window in East Montpelier, Vt. Vermonters have grown accustomed to their “fancy” “amber” and “grade B” types of maple syrup but new consumers may not be so sweet on...

NY anti-frackers get win but inside view less rosy

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2012 file photo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Environmental groups fighting fracking say Cuomo’s order for a new public health study is a sign he...

Thousands march to protest austerity cuts in Spain

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Protestors hold a banner reading “public healthcare for everyone” and “general strike” as they march against healthcare austerity measures announced by the Spanish government and to defend the public healthcare system in Madrid, Spain,...

Somalia president appoints a new prime minister

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

The new Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon speaks during a ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday Oct,6, 2012. Somalia’s president has appointed a new prime minister, a businessman who worked as a government economist in the 1980s. Abdi Farah...

NY’s Pratt marks 125 years with 125 cultural icons

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This April 4, 2012 photo shows the Chrysler Building in New York. The art deco landmark was designed by William Van Alen who studied at New York’s Pratt Institute. The renowned college of art, design and architecture, is marking its 125th birthday by...

Entergy power plant purchases stalled by inquiry

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Oct. 3, 2012 photograph shows cooling towers at the KGen Power Corporation natural gas-fired plant in Jackson, Miss. The plant may one day be owned by the New Orleans-based utility, Energy Corporation, as part of larger purchase, if allowed by the U.S....

Rural outsourcer brings hope to remote village

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Aug. 23, 2012 photo shows the B2R offices across the street from a new eatery that has sprung up to cater to its employees in Simayal, India. While workers in the Delhi suburbs make about 8,000 rupees (US$160) a month, B2R’s start at about 4,700...

Foxconn denies worker unrest slows iPhone assembly

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo taken on May 22, 2010, visitors to a job fair walk past the Foxconn recruitment area in Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong province. The New York-based China Labor Watch has reported that 3,000 to 4,000 workers at the...

Bond memorabilia goes under hammer in London

October 6, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This publicity file photo released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, “Skyfall.” Agent 007 is real to millions of moviegoers, and once again they will flock to see Bond battle for queen...