MADRID (AP) - Labor unions representing most workers in Spain's Iberia airline say they will stage six days of strikes right before the Christmas holiday period to protest the company's plans to lay off 4,500 workers.
The stoppages by Iberia's ground staff and cabin crews will be held
By By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Internet service went down Thursday across Syria and international flights were canceled at the Damascus airport when a road near the facility was closed by heavy fighting in the country's civil war.
Activists said President
By By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Britain's unruly newspapers should be regulated by an independent body dominated by non-journalists with the power to levy steep fines, a judge said Thursday in a report that pleased victims of tabloid intrusion but left editors worrying
BERLIN (AP) - Official figures show the number of Germans unemployed ticked down slightly in November, even though growth in Europe's largest economy is coming off the boil.
Labor Agency head Frank Weise says Thursday the numbers show the job market in Germany remains "robust."
By By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - General Motors Co. and its joint venture partners in China say they will spend 6.6 billion yuan ($1 billion) to build a third car plant to keep up with demand for vehicles in the world's biggest auto market.
The SAIC-GM-Wuling venture
By By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is seeking $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over a decade and an immediate infusion of funds to aid the jobless, help hard-pressed homeowners and perhaps extend the expiring payroll tax cut, officials said Thursday as talks
By By GREG KELLER
VERSAILLES, France (AP) - In a surprise ruling in one of the most high-profile disasters in aviation history, a French appeals court Thursday overturned manslaughter convictions against Continental Airlines and a mechanic for the 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil rose Thursday on optimism that a deal to avert a so-called fiscal cliff will be reached before year's end and encouraging economic news.
Negotiations still have a long way to go before a budget deal is reached. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met with
By By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets posted gains Friday on optimism over a pair of positive U.S. economic reports and growing expectations that Washington will resolve a budget impasse before the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the release of an 880.3 billion
NEW YORK (AP) - The slow improvement in the economy gave a huge boost to entrepreneurship in the U.S. last year, according to a study released Thursday.
More than 29 million people were starting or running new businesses in 2011, the study by Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and Baruch College