Maybe a native Danish speaker will stop by and answer your question authoritatively.
According to sproget.dk, one of the meanings of løber is to run as in "going fast". But, according to an online translator, run as in "work" is not included in the definition.
Edit: here is a Dates and Time exercise that uses "løber":
- Perioderne løber fra marts til august og november til februar. = The periods run from March to August and November to February.
A question...As a summary, what kind of things do actually run ("løbe")? Copy.paste:<pre>
Dates and Time exercise that uses "løber": Perioderne løber</pre>
Ulven løber -- Barnet og dyret løber -- Vandet løber:<pre>
But: Motoren løber ikke... den kører. "Tynd mave" løber ikke. :-D</pre>
More examples, please? Tak!
Yes, for the sake of internationalism you will often find that Ø is replaced with OE, and Æ by AE, and Å by AA. I think it is a shame, because these vowels are just a few of the many characteristics of the Danish language. I'm all for internationalism, but at all costs, keep your identity.