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Asia stocks rise ahead of China’s inflation data

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 photo, job applicants, right, complete forms at a job fair sponsored by Swissport, in Newark N.J. The Labor Department reports Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits for the first time in the last week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) BANGKOK (AP) — Asian [&hellip...

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EU leaders battle over budget at tough summit

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman walks through heavy snow and rain showers in front of the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. European Union leaders braced for all-night negotiations in Brussels to try and strike a deal on EU spending for the next seven...

US consumer debt up in Dec. on student, auto loans

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photo, a “Sale” sign is reflected in a mirror as a shopper walks though the women’s section of an H&M store in Atlanta. The Federal Reserve reports how much consumers borrowed in December on Thursday,...

Christie again vetoes NJ’s Internet gambling law

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Joggers run on the Atlantic City N.J. Boardwalk on Feb. 6, 2013, a day before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have allowed Internet gambling in his state. But Christie said he would sign a future bill that sets a 10-year trial period...

Calif. seeks to adopt nation’s toughest gun laws

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, discusses his support for a package of proposed gun control legislation at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Senate Democrats unveiled a package of 10 proposed laws designed...

House Dem pushes $1.60 cigarette tax hike

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A smoker takes a break outside the Transportation Building at the State Capitol complex Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn., where the Minnesota House is hearing a proposal to double the state tax on cigarettes while Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a...

Chris Brown returns to court for probation issues

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, Chris Brown looks on alongside his attorney Mark Geragos during his sentencing for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles. Brown returns to a Los Angeles court on...

Review: iPhone Google Maps lags Android version

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this undated screenshot, the Google Maps application is demonstrated on an iPhone. An Associated Press review shows that Google Maps for iPhone is strong on directions, but lacks features of the iPhone version. (AP Photo/Google) BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) —...

Governor pitches water tunnel project to farmers

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to the audience during a breakfast at the Colusa Farm Show Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Colusa, Calif. Brown wades into potentially hostile territory to pitch his $14 billion plan to remake the state’s water-delivery system by...

Foam cups, containers eyed amid NYC recycling push

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, a Tibetan Buddhist monk holds his styrofoam cup as he waits for tea during a religious talk by the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India. In an effort to double the city’s recycling rate by 2017,...

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