Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Income Taxes (Details 1)

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Income Taxes (Details 1) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
Dec. 31, 2009
Reconciliation between income tax expense and taxes computed      
Computed normal tax expense $ 71,972 $ 72,625 $ 50,960
Foreign inflation adjustments (1,587) 47 1,614
State and local income taxes, net of federal income tax impact 7,310 5,195 5,215
Foreign losses not benefited and other changes in valuation allowance (676) (5,685) (552)
Foreign tax rate differential (3,321) (4,798) (1,464)
Foreign dividends 4,173 3,952 2,141
Capital loss benefit     (12,913)
Changes in uncertain tax positions 396 (8,080) 6,957
True up to deferred tax items     (6,453)
Other - net (5,217) (5,418) (660)
Income taxes $ 73,050 $ 57,838 $ 44,845