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2 Irish polls show support for EU fiscal treaty

March 5, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

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 hasn’t set a referendum date yet. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik) DUBLIN (AP) — A majority of...

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Paris fashion channels past, escapes present woes

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

Angry survivors attend 1st hearing on shipwreck

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Costa Cruises lawyer Marco De Luca arrives in Grosseto, Italy, Saturday, March 3, 2012. The Italian prosecutor for the investigation of the Costa Concordia shipwreck says it could take experts three months to analyze the cruise ship’s voice recorder....

Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011 file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington about elder abuse before the Senate Aging Committee. Rooney is suing his stepson and others on allegations that they tricked him into...

Japan leader points to disaster response failures

March 4, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks during a news conference with foreign media at his official residence in Tokyo Saturday, March 3, 2012. Noda acknowledged Saturday the government failed in its response to last year’s earthquake and tsunami,...

Wynn details casino envisioned near Patriots' home

March 3, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This image released Friday, March 2, 2012 by Wynn Resorts shows an artist’s rendering of a proposed resort casino in Foxborough, Mass. Wynn sent a mailing Friday to thousands of Foxborough residents, which included a brochure and a 20-minute DVD...