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Social Security commissioner to leave in February

January 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug 5, 2012 file photo Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael J. Astrue speaks at a news conference on the Social Security and Medicare Trustees report at the Treasury Department in Washington. Astrue says he will step down in February after completing his six-year term. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

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Customer challenges Miss. Power Kemper rates

January 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Justice Randy Pierce questions Ricky Cox, an attorney for Mississippi Power regarding their contention that the 2008′s Baseload Act allows utilities to raise rates for power plants before they start making electricity, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in Jackson,...

Immigration overhaul? GOP, Dem senators vow action

January 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A bipartisan group of leading senators announce that they have reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. From left...

Venezuela oil company to free up more dollars

January 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Venezuela’s Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez gives a news conference at his office where a picture of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez hangs behind him in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Chavez remains in Cuba after his fourth surgery for...

Crucial, long-overdue BlackBerry makeover arrives

January 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2008, file photo, the logo on a BlackBerry smartphone is shows in Bochum, Germany. The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is promising a speedy browser, a superb typing experience and the ability to keep work and personal...

Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 photo, Shawn Georgetti climbs out of his John Deere tractor on his 167-acre family dairy farm in Avella, Pa. With royalties from a Range Resources gas well on his property, Georgetti has been able to buy newer farm equipment...

Ono, Steinem join online campaign to empower women

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo provided by Maiden Nation shows a bracelet created by Gloria Steinem for ImagiNation 365. Steinem, Yoko Ono and Lauren Bush are joining forces to give female empowerment a global boost. The campaign called ImagiNation 365 is led by Maiden...

Fragile economy, other global woes dominated Davos

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Participants listen a panel session in the Congress Hall the last day of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Laurent Gillieron) DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The fragile...

‘No budget, no pay’ advances despite reservations

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 file photo, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the House GOP leadership speak to reporters after a closed-door meeting on avoiding a potential debt crisis, at the Capitol in Washington. Joining Boehner,...

Consumer alert: new health care markets on the way

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Jan. 8, 2013 photo, business developer Robert Schultz poses for a photo just outside his home office in Newton, Mass. Buying your own health insurance will never be the same. This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state,...