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France’s far-right candidate unveils vision

November 20, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a meeting in Paris Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. The far-right candidate for president unveiled her vision for France to hundreds of cheering supporters on Saturday, advocating again for an exit from the euro and tighter border controls but staying vague on the details. (AP Photo/Jacques [&hellip...

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No pillows in coach, but it’s sundae time up front

November 20, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This Oct. 28, 2011 photo shows the new first class interior section of a United Airlines 747 plane at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. U.S. airlines are spending nearly $2 billion to upgrade long-neglected lounges and aircraft. Their...

Amid economic reforms, Cuba goes after corruption

November 20, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2009 file photo, President Raul Castro attends a session of the National Assembly of Popular Power, Cuba’s Legislature, in Havana, Cuba. In 2011, President Raul Castro is matching his free market economic changes with a...

Iceland ponders Chinese tycoon’s land grab

November 20, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Sept. 27, 2011, an unnamed location is seen in Iceland. This isolated expanse of land is pocked by steaming fissures, molten mud pools and lava fields _ perhaps an unlikely place for a Chinese tycoon to build a resort. But that’s...

FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

November 20, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo provided Jan. 31, 2011, by California-based Genentech Inc., shows the blockbuster cancer drug Avastin. The blockbuster drug should no longer be used in advanced breast cancer patients because there’s no proof that it extends their...

Amid economic reforms, Cuba goes after corruption

November 19, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2011 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2009 file photo, Cuba’s President Raul Castro attends a session of the National Assembly of Popular Power, Cuba’s Legislature, in Havana, Cuba. In 2011,...

At GE plant, Chu says US needs to stay in solar

November 19, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Lead Processing Engineer Patrick O’Keefe, right, talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, as they watch a robot at work during a tour of the General Electric Prime Star solar manufacturing plant in Arvada, Colo., on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Chu says the...

Indonesia’s Lion Air rises from obscurity

November 19, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, applauds, after the announcement of a commercial deal signed by Boeing Senior Vice President Ray Conner, seated right, and Lion Air CEO Rusdi Kirana, seated left, during a ceremony in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Friday, Nov....

AP: Union approves pact with 2 Trump casinos in NJ

November 19, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., shown here on Oct. 28, 2011, is one of two casinos covered in a contract reached Thursday Nov. 17, 2011 with the city’s main casino workers’ union. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J....

Self-help guru gets 2 years in sweat lodge deaths

November 19, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Self-help author James Arthur Ray asks for forgiveness from the families of his victims during his sentencing at Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Ray received a prison sentence of six years, two years for each of his three...