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Obama: Congressional leaders may avoid cliff dive

December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama pauses while he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington after meeting with Congressional leaders regarding the fiscal cliff, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Congress to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, [&hellip...

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Budget struggle raising anxiety for health care

December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington after meeting with Congressional leaders regarding the fiscal cliff, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Confused...

Former state lawmaker John Quimby dies at 77

December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo taken from the California Secretary of State Lobbyist Directory shows former lawmaker John Quimby. Quimby, who was elected to the state Assembly when serving in the Legislature was a part-time job and later spent decades as a local...

Stocks tumble as ‘fiscal cliff’ deadline nears

December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Stocks were heading lower Friday, for a fifth day, on concern that Washington lawmakers will fail to reach a budget deal before a year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Seth...

Fewer US banks failing as industry strengthens

December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 photo shows a Citibank in Philadelphia. U.S. banks are closing the year with the strongest profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They’re helping support an economy...

Dockworkers strike averted for now at US ports

December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, a truck driver watches as a freight container, right, is lowered onto a tractor trailer by a container crane at the Port of Boston in Boston. The crane and a reach stacker, left, are operated by longshoremen at...

Greek ex-finance minister caught up in scandal

December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 5, 2010 file photo, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks during a news conference in Athens. Three relatives of a Greek former Cabinet minister are missing from a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts that...

P.M. Rajoy says Spain faces tough year ahead

December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy makes a speech at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Friday Dec. 28, 2012. In his end of year assessment, Mariano Rajoy said Friday the crisis had been worse than he had anticipated and that the first half of 2013 will be...

Stocks lower ahead of US ‘fiscal cliff’ talks

December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Asian markets have risen amid optimism that Japan’s new leaders will stimulate its sluggish economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) MOSCOW (AP) — European and U.S....

What happens when you let Farmers® insure everything that’s important to you?

December 28, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Gina Dwyer (left) consults with client Hope Ramirez about her auto coverage at the Dwyer Farmers Insurance Agency. Hope encourages others to go by and talk to Gina or Micaela “Mica” Navarez for a quote on their home and auto insurance with the...