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Greek Parliament starts debate on austerity laws

February 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Greek Interior Minister Anastasios Gianitsis reads a bailout agreement of Greece with his creditors during a debate at the Parliament, Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Greek lawmakers on Sunday began debating legislation introducing severe austerity measures necessary for the country to secure a euro 130 billion ($171.46 billion) bailout from the European...

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UK gov't: Press must face tougher penalties

February 13, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – A Thursday Dec. 4, 2008 photo from files showing author JK Rowling reading to around 200 schoolchildren at a tea party in the Parliament Hall Edinburgh Thursday Dec, 4, 2008, where she read passages from her new book “The Tales of Beedle...

Greece's coalition party leaders back bailout deal

February 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Greek communist party members wave party’s flags after hanging banners in Greek and English denouncing EU policies under the temple of Parthenon at the Athen’s Acropolis hill on Saturday Feb. 11, 2012. Lawmakers from two parties backing...

Barbie's wardrobe celebrated at Fashion Week bash

February 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A model dressed as a Barbie doll poses for a picture at the Barbie Dream House party during Fashion Week in New York, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie threw open the sparkly, pink doors of her dream closet to rock a...

Obama budget: New spending with recycled tax ideas

February 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Copies of of President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2013 federal budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is focusing on re-election...

APNewsBreak: Union targets Tropicana conventions

February 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this July 28, 2011 photo, Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, leads a protest outside Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., at which convention groups were urged to cancel their reservations at Resorts and book elsewhere...

Parking lot gun bill would apply to public sector

February 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 1, 2012 photo, state Rep. Eddie Bass, D-Prospect, left, and Rep. Eric Watson, R-Cleveland, attend a committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Bass is the House sponsor of a bill seeking to ban both public and private employers from keeping their...

Greece's grim choice: deep budget cuts or default

February 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Greek communist party banner denounces EU policies under the temple of Parthenon at the Athen’s Acropolis hill on Saturday Feb. 11, 2012. Lawmakers from two parties backing Greece’s coalition government are meeting Saturday to consider support for...

NY cable dispute blacks out Knicks, 4 NHL teams

February 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 8, 2012 photo, patrons gather in a bar near Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks play the Washington Wizards in an NBA basketball game, in New York. More than 2 million Time Warner Cable subscribers lost TV access to the NBA’s...

Ill. man gets 3 years in erectile pump case

February 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2011 photo, Gary Winner, from Northbrook, Ill., exits federal court in Providence, R.I., after his arraignment on health care fraud charges. Winner plead guilty to charges he shipped unwanted “erectile pumps” to...