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Organic farmers hope for boost with rivals' labels

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this March 15, 2012 photo, a genetically engineered label is seen on a package of tortilla chips in Montpelier, Vt. Eighteen states are considering legislation that would require labeling of genetically modified foods, even though no study says genetically modified food is unhealthy or unsafe. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Robert Burns,...

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Viva Espana? International investors not so sure

April 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 people look at a shop offering reduced prices in Barcelona, Spain. Spain has become the latest country caught up in the government debt crisis in Europe, sparking fears that it’ll join...

Iran, Western powers hail latest nuclear talks

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Iran’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili speaks to the media after day-long talks with six world powers in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, April 14, 2012. Iranian and European officials expressed confidence in the results of Saturday’s...

Hundreds gather to protest Vt. nuclear plant

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, right, hugs U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, after Sanders addressed protesters against the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant at a rally in Brattleboro, Vt.. on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The plant’s...

Obama seeks CEOs' help in Latin America

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, left, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, center, and U.S. President Barack Obama participate in a three-way conversation at the CEO Summit of the Americas, in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday April 14, 2012....

Obama says US can't afford tax cuts for richest

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama speaks at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., ,Friday, April 13, 2012, about trade with Latin America before heading to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama...

Drought, falling tourism threaten Morocco economy

April 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Unemployed university graduates demonstrate Wednesday April 11, 2012 in front of Morocco’s parliament demanding government jobs amid a heavy police presence. Morocco’s parliament is finally voting on the country’s 2012 budget four months...

China announces slight easing of currency controls

April 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken on Aug. 25, 2010, a bank clerk counts Chinese 100 Yuan notes in Shanghai. China’s central bank announced Saturday, April 14, 2012, a slight easing of its controversial currency controls. It says it will allow the...

Judge approves Dodgers' reorganization plan

April 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former Lakers star Magic Johnson, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt watch the Dodgers play the against the San Diego Padres on opening day for the two baseball teams on Thursday, April 5, 2012, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)...

Spain slams Argentina amid escalating oil dispute

April 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo attends a press conference after a meeting with Argentina’s Ambassador Carlo Antonio Bettini at the Viana Palace, in Madrid, Friday, April 13, 2012. In an escalation of tensions between the two...