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US stocks rise on hopes for budget deal, Europe

November 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE -In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. stocks shook off their post-election slump Monday and recorded big gains as investors appeared more optimistic about a deal to avoid [&hellip...

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Master Clean Carpet Cleaning can resurrect your carpets

November 19, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

A family business, the Sosa family includes (left to right) Sammy, Elias, Amanda, Illiana, Yvonne, and Fermin. Master Clean is licensed, bonded and insured. Call 420-0965 or 622-5376 for more information.   Master Clean, a family business, offers quality...

New frontier for scaling up online classes: credit

November 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Nov. 15, 2012, Peter Struck, Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania records a lecture by Struck on Greek Mythology in Philadelphia. In 15 years of teaching, Struck has guided perhaps a few hundred...

Wii U: New console launches in a sea of gadgets

November 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, people demonstrate the Nintendo’s Wii U GamePad and console in New York. Nintendo seeks to shake up gaming again with the Wii U touchscreen controller. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK...

Fiscal cliff negotiators are facing high hurdles

November 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 9, 2012 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gesturing during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. It’s entirely possible that lawmakers and the White House will reach a deal to avert an avalanche of tax...

ECB’s Asmussen says Greece to need aid beyond 2014

November 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2011 file photo, Joerg Asmussen, European Central Bank board member, attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The European Central Bank board member says Greece will need international assistance beyond the agreed bailout...

Reporters Without Borders condemns Israeli strikes

November 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Smoke billows as debris flies from the explosion at the local Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Israeli aircraft fired missiles at two media centers in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Israeli military said, as the country warned it was...

Gas drilling presents Obama with historic choices

November 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 27, 2011 file photo, Range Resources site manager Don Robinson stands near the well head by the drill that goes into the shale at a well site in Washington, Pa. Energy companies and environmental groups are both wondering how...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Alito takes on critics

November 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito speaks at Roger Williams University Law School in Bristol, R.I. Alito is defending the court’s 2010 decision in the Citizens United case that helped fuel...

J.C. Penney CEO tries to change the way we shop

November 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 photo, lingerie is shown at a Cosmopolitan boutique at a J.C. Penney store in New York. J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson seems unfazed that the department store chain’s mounting losses and sales declines have led to growing...