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Senate Dems push Obama nominees, GOP bides time

December 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chair nominee Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on her nomination. Democrats begin a drive this week to muscle a half dozen of President Barrack Obama’s Republican-opposed nominees through the Senate after clamping...

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Madoff fraud still stings ex-clients 5 years later

December 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Victims of Bernie Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme, Morton Chalek, 91, standing, a WWII vet, and his friend Fran Reiss, 79, a retired educator, pose in the apartment they share, on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in New York. With the fifth anniversary of...

$75M bet at NH’s mini casinos in name of charity

December 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Monday Nov. 25, Steve Rigione sets up a gambling table at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. As new Hampshire lawmakers consider legalizing a commercial casino the charities that rely on charity gambling, like Rockingham Park, fear a big-name...

Nigella Lawson: A brand blemished but unbowed

December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, food writer, journalist and broadcaster, Nigella Lawson of Britain poses during the 28th International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite in Cannes, southeastern France. In...

Greece passes 2014 budget

December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras delivers a speech during a parliament meeting for a vote on 2014 country’s budget in Athens, on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Greece is struggling to complete its latest round of negotiations with bailout lenders, with the...

Economic bright spots not a sure boost for Obama

December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 29, 2013 file photo shows shoppers in Brea Mall during Black Friday shopping in Brea, Calif. For President Barack Obama’s entire presidency, pocketbook worries have been the dominant issue with Americans. But an uptick in growth and a...

Analysis: Dog of year in Congress whimpers to end

December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 5, 2013 file photo shows House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaking at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barring uncharacteristically swift work by Congress, more than a million victims of the recession will...

AP Exclusive: Rough ride for US-Russia copter deal

December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 8 AND THEREAFTER – FILE- This Feb. 13, 2013 file photo shows Anatoly Isaikin, the head of Russia’s state arms trader Rosoboronexport at a news conference in Moscow, Russia.To outfit Afghanistan’s security forces with new...

Chevron suspends shale gas exploration in Romania

December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Anti-shale gas exploration protesters bring down a fence in Pungesti, north eastern Romania, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Hundreds of villagers destroyed the fences around a plot of land owned by US energy company Chevron, during protests meant to stop shale gas...

Air traffic glitch fixed after flight delays in UK

December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Passengers queue at the flight check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 after a “technical problem” at the National Air Traffic Services (Nats) control centre in Swanwick, south England, caused long delays and cancellations at...