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Dozens detained at Swiss protest before Davos

January 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A group of protesters is surrounded by riot police during a anti World Economic Forum, WEF, demonstration in Bern, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2012. The WEF takes place from Jan. 25 to 28 in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer) BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Police in the Swiss capital say they have detained more than 100 [&hellip...

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100,000 march in Hungary pro-government rally

January 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Holding banners and flags about 100,000 of people gather in the square in front of the Parliament building, background, during the “Peace March for Hungary”, a demonstration organized by people to support the centre-right Hungarian government in...

At NY civil trial, Mets hope to shed Madoff taint

January 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2010 file photo, New York Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon, left, club president Saul Katz and Mets owner Fred Wilpon, right, listen to Sandy Alderson answer questions from the media after being introduced as the...

Eye on State of the Union, Obama promotes tourism

January 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama pauses before shaking hands at a campaign event, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Apollo Theatre in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) WASHINGTON (AP) — Eye on the State of the Union address, President...

INFLUENCE GAME: Online companies win piracy fight

January 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Josh Van Davier looks at a projected blackout landing page inside the “Anti-Sopa War Room” at the offices of the Wikipedia Foundation in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia...

Renowned attorney Bennett to represent Megaupload

January 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 30, 2007 file photo, attorney Robert Bennett speaks in Washington. Bennett, one of the nation’s most prominent defense lawyers will represent file-sharing website Megaupload on charges that the company used its popular site to...

No radioactive threat expected from tsunami debris

January 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Dr. Ward Hurlburt, director of the Alaska Division of Public Health, speaks at a tsunami debris panel discussion organized by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, right, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska, as Kristin...

Ohio groups take part on ‘Occupy’ court protests

January 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Susan Gaydos, 43, participates in a rally Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Cleveland. In over 100 cities, people protested at courthouses nationwide. The events mark the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision, Citizens United v Federal...

Europe exhales after another good week

January 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Charles Dallara, right, and Jean Lemiere from the Institute of International Finance, which represents Greece’s private bondholders, leave Maximou mansion after a meeting with Greek Prime Lukas Papademos and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos in...

Greece, creditors under EU pressure to lower rate

January 21, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Poul Thomsen, the International Monetary Fund mission chief in Greece, leaves Maximou mansion after a meeting with Greek Prime Minster Lucas Papademos in Athens, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. European Union and International Monetary Fund representatives start new...