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Pete Seeger and pals attend NYC protest action

October 23, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Demonstrators symphathetic to the Occupy Wall Street protests wait for activist musician Pete Seeger, 92, to exit the Symphony Space on the Upper West Side and march together to Columbus Circle for a brief acoustic concert, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in New York. Nearly a thousand people marched down Broadway singing “This Little Light of [&hellip...

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Tim Burton’s Franken-balloon to debut at NY parade

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this undated artist rendering provided by Macy’s, a balloon designed by Tim Burton is sketched. The balloon is reportedly stitched together from rejects of old birthday party balloons and will participate in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, Thursday,...

Murdoch takes on shareholders at annual meeting

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A protestor dressed as News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdock is seen with protestors in front of Fox Studios in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct 21, 2011. A few dozen people showed up to demonstrate outside Fox Studios where News Corp. is holding its annual shareholders...

Unions agree to Chicago convention center changes

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

John Coli, left, president of Teamsters Joint Council 25, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in Chicago, where Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, announced agreements with two McCormick Place Labor groups that will lower...

Mexican truck is first in delayed NAFTA program

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

The first commercial truck from Mexico that will travel to Garland, Texas from Apocada, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, crosses the World Trade Bridge from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico into Laredo, Texas, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. For the first time under the North...

AP-GfK Poll: 37 percent of public back protests

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, an Occupy Wall Street protester stands amid tarps and sleeping bags while a building owned by Brookfield Properties towers over Zuccotti Park in New York. Most Americans say politics makes them angry. But that...

Obama signs 3 trade deals, biggest since NAFTA

October 22, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama signs the renewal of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed off Friday on the...

Detroit-Windsor bridge fails to clear 1st hurdle

October 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Rev. Jeffrey Baker of the St. Paul AME church in Delray, Mich., a supporter of a proposed new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, left, tangles with Rev. Malik Shabazz of the New Black Panther Movement after the Republican-led Senate Economic...

Hip NYPD officer’s clothes grab online attention

October 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Detective Rick Lee, right, poses for a photographer in Zuccotti Park in New York, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Lee is gaining Internet fame for his un-stereotypical appearance. Online blog posts make tongue-in-cheek references to him as the “Hipster...

Asian stocks mixed as Europe debt crisis lingers

October 21, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A man takes a nap at a quiet brokerage house in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. World stock markets fell Thursday over renewed fears that European leaders are struggling to agree on a rescue plan to resolve the...