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Health care tax hikes for 2013 may be just a start

December 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, June 28, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. New taxes are coming Jan. 1, 2013 to help finance Obama’s health care overhaul. Most people may not notice. But they [&hellip...

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Plane crash-lands on Myanmar road, 2 killed

December 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Members of Myanmar Fire Brigade team gather near a damaged Air Bagan passenger plane in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. The Air Bagan flight packed with Christmas tourists crash-landed on a road in central Myanmar on Tuesday, killing two...

Iraq’s northern Kurdish region stops oil exports

December 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 31, 2009 file photo, an employee works at the Tawke oil fields in the semiautonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq. An Iraqi Kurdish official says the country’s self-ruled northern Kurdish region has suspended oil exports over...

Japan stocks rally as yen continues to weaken

December 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A man walks in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 126.55 points to 10066.61 in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Japan’s benchmark stock index jumped Tuesday as a softening yen helped boost the...

Nurses at 9 Bay Area hospitals go on day strike

December 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Registered nurses at Regional Medical Center of San Jose chant while protesting cuts in nursing staff, during a one-day strike Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. The strike is a part of protests held at nine Bay Area hospitals. (AP Photo/San Jose...

Indian land program shows tech’s limits

December 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Dec. 10, 2012 photo, a Bhoomi program kiosk operator hands over the prints of land records to a villager in Hoskote 30 Kilometers (19 miles) from Bangalore, Karnataka state, India. Bhoomi is a program that digitized Karnataka’s 20 million...

Art Van giving 150 mattress sets to firefighters

December 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Detroit firefighter Kenneth Enoex, left prepares to carry a mattress as Art Van employee Jeremy Stabryla helps at right, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Engine 50 Ladder 23 on Detroit’s east side. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Mandi Wright) DETROIT (AP) — A...

Spain’s king appeals for unity in financial crisis

December 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Spain’s King Juan Carlos makes his annual Christmas speech given from the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Monday Dec. 24, 2012. King Juan Carlos has appealed for national unity to overcome the grave economic crisis engulfing his country in his annual...

Stocks dip with budget deal in doubt at year’s end

December 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this New York Stock Exchange Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, photo, Trader Warren Meyers uses his handheld device as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are down Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, amid concern that lawmakers will fail to...

Shoppers found bigger sales, smaller crowds

December 25, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FedEx courier Andrew Standeven makes last minute deliveries to businesses at the CambridgeSide Galleria mall in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Although fresh data on the holiday shopping season is expected in coming days, early figures point to a...