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Allison’s Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning says, ‘Clean carpets last longer’

October 8, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

The kids are back in school! Now would be a great time to get your carpets and tile cleaned. Harry Allison and Chelsie Allison of Allison’s Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, stand with their two service trucks. Call Allison’s Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning now, before their schedule book is full. Phone 625-2779 for more...

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US panel: China tech giants pose security threat

October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2012, Charles Ding, Huawei Technologies Ltd’s senior vice president for the U.S., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee as lawmakers probe whether Chinese tech giants’...

Social media among threats to greeting card makers

October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo provided by Universal Uclick shows Judith Martin, aka “Miss Manners”. The Associated Press talked with Miss Manners to give readers some pro tips to deal with the evolving etiquette of expressing sincere sentiments in an...

$1.4T in states’ pension fights foreshadowed in RI

October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 photo retiree Jamie Reilly, of North Providence, R.I., drives her car in North Attleboro, Mass. Reilly left her job as a secretary at age 50, thinking her 30 years of state employment would mean good benefits during her later...

Iran rulers eye currency mess from protected perch

October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Iranians shop at Tehran’s old main bazaar in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Iran’s parliament on Sunday abandoned its planned impeachment of a Cabinet minister over the free-fall of the country’s currency, opting instead to...

Anti-austerity protests grip 56 Spanish cities

October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A citizen puts on her shirt a sticker against the Spanish Government’s cutbacks plans, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Thousands of people called by 150 organizations are marching in 56 Spanish cities to protest punishing austerity...

Some in Vt. not sweet on standard syrup grading

October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE-In this Oct. 27, 2011, file photo, bottles used to grade maple syrup sit in a window in East Montpelier, Vt. Vermonters have grown accustomed to their “fancy” “amber” and “grade B” types of maple syrup but new consumers may not be so sweet on...

NY anti-frackers get win but inside view less rosy

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2012 file photo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Environmental groups fighting fracking say Cuomo’s order for a new public health study is a sign he...

Thousands march to protest austerity cuts in Spain

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Protestors hold a banner reading “public healthcare for everyone” and “general strike” as they march against healthcare austerity measures announced by the Spanish government and to defend the public healthcare system in Madrid, Spain,...

Somalia president appoints a new prime minister

October 7, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The new Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon speaks during a ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday Oct,6, 2012. Somalia’s president has appointed a new prime minister, a businessman who worked as a government economist in the 1980s. Abdi Farah...