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Free of term limits, Nicaragua prez nears 3rd term

November 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2011 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Jan. 10, 1985 file photo, Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, fourth from right, takes the oath of office administered by assembly President Carlos Nunez in Managua, Nicaragua. At left is Cuba’s Fidel Castro, third from right is Rafael Cordova Rivas, a new [&hellip...

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Most of the unemployed no longer receive benefits

November 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2010 file photo, a job applicant receives advice on his resume while attending a job fair in Southfield, Mich. Nearly all states provide up to 26 weeks of unemployment benefits. During the recession, Congress added up to 73 extra...

Andy Rooney: Each Sunday he looked at the everyday

November 6, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2011 file image taken from video and provided by CBS, Andy Rooney tapes his last regular appearance on “60 Minutes” in New York. CBS says former “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at...

Notable vacant Detroit landmark getting new life

November 5, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 3, 2011 photo, details of the old GAR Building is shown in Detroit. The castle-like Grand Army of the Republic Hall was recently bought from the city for $200,000 by brothers Tom and David Carleton and their partner Sean Emery. Cleanup at...

Greece’s prime minister survives confidence vote

November 5, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, far right, and his cabinet applaud after confidence vote at the parliament in Athens, early Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. Greece’s prime minister has survived a confidence vote in parliament, calming a revolt in his...

Stroller-pushing moms protest big banks in Oakland

November 5, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Occupy Wall Street demonstrator Geraldine Alzid, holds her daughter Ligaya, 7 months, with a group of familes that marched to a Wells Fargo Bank as part of the protest in downtown Oakland, Calif., Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Two mothers withdrew their savings from...

Marvel to sell most digital, print titles same day

November 5, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this comic book cover image released by Marvel Comics, “Avenging Spider-Man #1,” is shown. Marvel Comics will sell nearly all of its comics digitally the same day they’re out in print, shoring up a growing platform for readers who want their...

Relativity calls its Snow White ‘Mirror Mirror’

November 5, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2011 file photo, British actress Lily Collins arrives for the European premiere of “Abduction,” in London. Collins will star as Snow White in the Relativity Media film, “Mirror Mirror,” set for release...

Fed-up consumers planning for ‘Bank Transfer Day’

November 5, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo shows Dan Blakemore, a 28 year old New York City resident, who said he is holding off on closing his Bank of America account now that the bank canceled plans to charge a $5 monthly debit card fee. (AP Photo/Maria Hanely Blakemore) NEW YORK...

APNewsBreak: Yellowstone spill to cost Exxon $135M

November 5, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, July 11, 2011 file photo, an oil spill crew worker for drops absorbent pads along a flood plain of the Yellowstone River where oil was found near Laurel, Mont. Exxon Mobil said Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 it expects to incur costs of...