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Olympic bracelet helps RI jewelry maker grow

August 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken July 26, 2012, Olympic commemorative charms, produced in the U.S. by Rhode Island jeweler Alex and Ani, rest on a table in the company’s factory in Cranston, R.I. Alex and Ani, founded by Carolyn Rafaelian in 2004, has expanded throughout the country and now sells internationally. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) CRANSTON, R.I. [&hellip...

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Niagara Falls takes broad approach to draw people

August 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, effluent from the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant is discharged into the Niagara River near the American Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y. In recent years, for economic reasons, Niagara Falls has thrown open...

Fast growth for Denver's Infinite Monkey Theorem

August 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Aug. 3, 2012 photo, Ben Parsons poses for a photograph at his Infinite Monkey Theorem winery in Denver. Last year, the winery started selling some of its wine in slim, handheld aluminum cans, the better for active Colorado drinkers to tuck its wines...

Aging baby boomers face home health care challenge

August 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Aug. 1, 2012 photo, Taura Tate, right, a home care aide since 1999, hands Crell Johnson, 76, cut watermelon at Johnson’s apartment in Euclid, Ohio. For the past three years, she has spent four hours each weekday morning caring for Johnson, who...

A year later, S&P downgrade of US looks like a dud

August 6, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012 file photo, trader Richard Cohen, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The rating agency Standard & Poor’s stunned the world a year ago by stripping the U.S. government of its prized AAA...

Congress breaks for 5 weeks, but much work undone

August 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2011 file photo, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers headed home for a five-week break with a laundry list of uncompleted work and little to show for the past...

Draghi wins 1 vs. Bundesbank; but it's not over

August 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 shows Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank as he listens to a question at a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi announced, the European Central Bank’s latest plans...

Monti warns euro crisis threatens EU as a whole

August 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 4, 2012 file photo Italian Premier Mario Monti gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, unseen, during a bilateral meeting at Villa Madama in Rome. German news magazine Der Spiegel...

Stocks soar on surprisingly strong July job report

August 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Specialists Mario Picone, left, and Robert Nelson, center, work at their posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. U.S. stocks are rising sharply on Wall Street after a July jobs report revealed the strongest hiring trends in...

Procter & Gamble 4th quarter up on snack sale

August 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. said Friday that its net income climbed 45 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, boosted by the sale of its snacks division. Even without the impact of the sale, its earnings beat Wall Street expectations and the...