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Equestrian styles on show in Paris fashion week

March 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A model wears a creation by Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy’s fashion house as part of the presentation for Women’s Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) PARIS (AP) — Equestrian styles dominated two major collections on day six of...

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New wave of casino proposals surfacing in Michigan

March 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2012 file photo, construction workers raise the topping off beam during a ceremony at the new hotel being built at the Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Mich. Michigan’s Indian tribes and private investors are proposing the...

BP settlement includes new health claims process

March 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME TO SWIFT Glen Swift stands by one of his boats in Port Sulphur, La., Saturday, March 3, 2012. Swift, a fisherman in Buras, said he worked cleanup boats and got sick one day cleaning up a big patch of oil. He said he wasn’t sure...

From idea to store shelf: A new product is born

March 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo provided by Procter & Gamble Co., shows the inside of Procter & Gamble’s Beckett Ridge Innovation Center. This room recreates a storefront from a photo of a Procter & Gamble dealer in 1895. (AP Photo/Procter & Gamble Co.) NEW YORK...

2 Irish polls show support for EU fiscal treaty

March 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Dublin buses and pedestrians pass a poster that calls on Ireland to reject the European Union’s fiscal treaty, Dublin, Sunday, March 4, 2012. The Irish government has decided to subject the EU’s budget-discipline pact to a public vote but...

Paris fashion channels past, escapes present woes

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A model wears a creation by French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of his presentation for Women’s Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week, Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) PARIS (AP)...

BP spill settlement clears way for comeback

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In a Saturday, June 12, 2010 file photo, crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Ala. BP agreed late Friday March 2, 2012 to settle lawsuits brought by more than 100,000 fishermen who lost work, cleanup...

Anglers flock to contaminated Texas reservoir

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 13, 2012 photo, Joe Garcia fishes along Donna Reservoir in Donna, Texas. The lake’s fish have long been known to carry harmful chemicals, but fishermen keep coming back in spite of warning signs. (AP Photo/Chris Sherman) DONNA, Texas (AP)...

Ariz. sheriff's Obama investigator selling book

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

An example of what Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s volunteer cold case posse claim are inconsistencies in President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate is presented during a news conference Thursday, March 1, 2012 in Phoenix. Arpaio said the probe...

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...