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Lieberman fears country may go over ‘fiscal cliff’

December 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators bickered Sunday over who’s to blame for lurching the country toward a year-end “fiscal cliff,” bemoaning the lack of a deal days...

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Ho Ho Holy Discount: Vatican tax-free store busy

December 24, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This is a 1962 photo showing train carriages inside St. Peter’s train station in the Vatican, whose tracks connect to Italy’s rail system. There’s a little-known open secret in the Vatican gardens, a few paces behind St. Peter’s...

Boeing engineers use spuds to improve in-air Wi-Fi

December 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This 2006 photo provided by Boeing Co. shows early dielectric substitution testing using potatoes in a Boeing Test & Evaluation laboratory in Arizona. Boeing has developed an advanced method to test wireless signals in airplane cabins, making it possible...

Heavy rain, snow in Northern California forecast

December 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A person walks along 11th Street in downtown Sacramento, Calif. on a rainy Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. A slow-moving storm is expected to deliver a soaking over the next three days to Sacramento. As much as a half-inch of rain was forecasted for Friday. On...

Help at hand when elderly relative’s health fails

December 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Barbara Newman Mannix, founder of A Dignified Life, poses for a photo outside her office in White Plains, N.Y. The company stands in for family members who can’t be as close as they’d like when an elderly...

Will he or won’t he? Italy awaits Monti’s decision

December 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo released by the Italian Presidency, the general secretary Donato Marra officially announces the resignation of Mario Monti at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Mario Monti handed in his resignation to Italy’s...

Burger King’s Whopper returns to France

December 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A customer purchases a meal at a Burger King restaurant in Marseille-Provence airport, in Marignane, France, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Fifteen years after leaving France, the U.S. hamburger chain Burger King returned with the opening of a restaurant in...

Nigeria railroad project connects 2 major cities

December 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Passengers traveling to Kano, Nigeria, wait for the train to move off as part of a newly inaugurated train service, in Lagos, Nigeria Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Nigeria has rebuilt the railroad tracks connecting its commercial centre of Lagos in the south to...

Hurting Spaniards celebrate Christmas lottery wins

December 22, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Carmen, centre hugs her daughter Azahara, right, and an unidentified cousin after winning the main Christmas lottery prize “El Gordo” (“The Fat One”) in Alcala de Henares, just outside of Madrid, Saturday Dec. 22, 2012. Lucky winners of Spain’s...

Oreo cookie maker Mondelez gives CEO $10M award

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, Kraft Foods Inc. CEO Irene Rosenfeld speaks at the World Business Forum in New York. On Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, Mondelez Inc. announced that it is sweetening the pay for Rosenfeld with a special stock...