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Polish cosmetics maker Inglot dies at 57

February 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Photo taken in Przemysl, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Wojciech Inglot, a Polish chemist and businessman who founded and ran a cosmetics company, Inglot, which grew into an international success with nearly 400 stores in 50 countries, has died. He was 1957. A longtime friend of Inglot’s, Mariusz Ziomecki told The Associated Press that Inglot...

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Spain anti-austerity marches attract thousands

February 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Demonstrators gather in a square near to the parliament during a protest in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Thousands of people are marching on Spain’s parliament to protest austerity measures imposed by the government. Saturday’s protest...

Big studios behind swag-fueled Oscar push

February 23, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

This Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo shows people having lunch beneath Oscar posters at Kate Mantilini restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 85th Academy Awards are held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giant...

Bills reflect Calif. Democrats’ ambitious agenda

February 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE — In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown, center, gives his State of the State Address, flanked by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, right, at the Capitol in...

Medicaid issue stalls Senate roads reform vote

February 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources William Hazel, left, talks with, from left, House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, Sen. Janet D. Howell, D-Fairfax, and House Appropriations committee chief of staff Robert Vaughn, outside...

Senate adjourns without voting on highways bill

February 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Del. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, gestures as he talks about the conference committee report on the transportation funding bill on the floor of the House at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. The House passed the bill. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)...

Judge rejects case challenging Seattle arena deal

February 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Jason Reid, right, a longtime Seattle SuperSonics fan, hugs another supporter after a hearing in King County Superior Court on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Seattle. A state judge rejected a lawsuit aimed at undoing a deal to build a new professional basketball...

Bill seeks changes to Calif. environmental law

February 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

An excavator digs along 7th st., at the the Township 9 project in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, is proposing a bill to tackle changes to California’s Environmental Quality Act...

Some patients won’t see nurses of different race

February 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo Cecilia Rutherford joins a group of protesters outside Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich., after a nurse filed a complaint against the hospital claiming it had agreed to a man’s request that no...

APNewsBreak: National park cuts detailed in memo

February 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this 2005 file photo, visitors view Half Dome from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park, Calif. Visitors to America’s national parks will encounter fewer rangers, find locked restrooms and visitors centers, and see trashcans emptied...