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Fragile economy, other global woes dominated Davos

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Participants listen a panel session in the Congress Hall the last day of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Laurent Gillieron) DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The fragile state of the world economy, along with the relentless turmoil in Syria and the rocky fallout [&hellip...

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‘No budget, no pay’ advances despite reservations

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 file photo, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the House GOP leadership speak to reporters after a closed-door meeting on avoiding a potential debt crisis, at the Capitol in Washington. Joining Boehner,...

Consumer alert: new health care markets on the way

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Jan. 8, 2013 photo, business developer Robert Schultz poses for a photo just outside his home office in Newton, Mass. Buying your own health insurance will never be the same. This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state,...

Bigger beer cans boost Bud brewery in central NY

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Jan. 18, 2013 photo shows a 24 ounce can of Anheuser-Busch Budweiser beer at the Lysander brewery in Lysander, N.Y. After several years of eroding production and employment, a decline that began in the 1990s _ the brewery in the Syracuse suburb of...

AP Interview: Algeria admits mistakes in standoff

January 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Algerian foreign minister Mourad Medelci adjusts his glasses during an interview with the Associated Press at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) DAVOS,...

Obama birth control mandates loosens lawsuits

January 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 15, 2012 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks in Bethesda, Md. The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care...

Garment factory fire kills 7 in Bangladesh

January 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Bangladeshi firefighters and volunteers work to douse a fire at a two-storied garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan.26, 2013. The fire killed at least six female workers and injured another five, police and fire officials said. The latest fire...

Proposed East Coast uranium mine dividing Va.

January 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, JAN. 27 – A posted sign is tacked up to a fencepost along the south end of a uranium deposit on the Cole Hill farm Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in Chatham, Va. A three-decade ban on uranium mining in Virginia has put the richest known...

Thousands of Portuguese teachers protest big cut

January 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Demonstrators march down Lisbon’s main Liberdade avenue during a protest by Portuguese teachers national front union, FENPROF, against the austerity economic measures taken by the government, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) LISBON,...

Spotty Midwestern snow a mixed bag for businesses

January 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Katherine Sleder shovels her driveway outside her home, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Traverse City, Mich. “It’s like we’re getting all our winter in one week” said Sleder. Snow accumulation is below normal across the Upper Midwest for the...