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Brazil prez: Blogger’s travel for Cuba to decide

February 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A member of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s delegation works with tape before a wreath laying ceremony at the Jose Marti monument in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday Jan. 31, 2012. Rousseff is in Cuba for a visit emphasizing economic cooperation. Behind is a sculpture of Cuba’s revolutionary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. (AP Photo/Javier...

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Cincinnati casino work to resume after collapse

February 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Amit Ghosh, chief building officer for the city of Cincinnati, talks about construction problems, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, before a subcommittee of the City Council in Cincinnati. Work remains halted at the Horseshoe Casino under construction in the city after...

Zoo wants company to stop using chimps in TV ads

February 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This video grab provided by CareerBuilders.com, shows the executive chimpanzee advertisement that will air during Super Bowl XLVI Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo says there’s nothing funny about a commercial featuring suit-and-tie...

Amazon 4Q results, outlook sends stock lower

February 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This Jan. 26, 2012 photo, shows a webpage on Amazon.com featuring Kindle e-book readers on a computer screen in Miami. Amazon.com Inc., reports quarterly financial results Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, after the market close.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) NEW YORK (AP)...

World Trade Center design flaw could cost millions

February 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

People pass through the temporary PATH commuter rail station, left, at the World Trade Center, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in New York. The agency building the new World Trade Center says a design flaw could cost it millions of dollars. The problem is due to the...

Politicians, union hail RBS CEO’s bonus refusal

January 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This photo of Aug. 24 2010 shows Royal Bank of Scotland, RBS, CEO Stephen Hester in Glasgow, Scotland. Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester will not be accepting a 1 million pound ($1.5 million) bonus that drew criticism from British public...

Asian stocks rise as investors watch Europe

January 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A currency trader walks through the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Asian stock markets fell Monday, with slower-than-expected growth in the U.S. and uncertainty about a...

Ill. nuclear reactor loses power, venting steam

January 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 16, 2011 photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.’s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. A nuclear reactor the plant shut down Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to...

German plan for ‘savings Czar’ finds no taker

January 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

French President Nicolas Sarkozy addresses the media during an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. All European Union countries, except Britain and the Czech Republic, agreed Monday to sign onto a new treaty designed...

Gambling trial jury selection postponed a week

January 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Former State Rep. Johnny Ford, of Tuskegee, talks with reporters outside the Federal Building in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Ford was calling on federal prosecutors to end their case against casino owner Milton McGregor and six others charged...