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US Treasury to take steps to avoid borrowing limit

December 27, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, July 26, 2012, file photo,Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing: “The Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress.” The U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, it will begin taking steps this...

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New laws address gays, children, immigration

December 27, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 1, 2012 file photo, Rep. Anne Kaiser, D-Montgomery, an openly gay member of the Maryland General Assembly, holds Natalie Vincent, 10 months, the daughter of a member of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s staff, after...

Retailers pull stocks lower on poor holiday sales

December 27, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Floor traders check their handheld computers at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — For the stock market, this week hasn’t been the most wonderful time of the year. U.S. stocks...

Berkshire Hathaway sells 2 short-line railroads

December 27, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Saturday, May 1, 2010, file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett surveys a model railroad prior to participating in the annual shareholders meeting, in Omaha, Neb. Warren Buffett’s company announced Wednesday,...

Patrick Dempsey brews up coffee shop purchase

December 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 28, 2011 file photo, actor Patrick Dempsey attends the “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon'” premiere in Times Square in New York. Dempsey announced on Wed., Dec. 26, 2012, that he is leading a group attempting to save...

Starbucks cups to come with a political message

December 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, April 27, 2012, photo, a Starbucks drink waits for a customer to pick it up as barista Josh Barrow prepares another at left in Seattle. The world’s biggest coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C.,...

Meridian Insurance Services – service with experience

December 26, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Meridian believes insurance isn’t a “one size fits all”. That’s why we tailor our insurance to fit each client’s individual needs. We are committed to providing outstanding customer service and building involved partnerships...

Japan’s Cabinet resigns to make way for new PM

December 26, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Japan’s prime-minister-to-be Shinzo Abe arrives at the parliament for the special diet session in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Capitalizing on the Democrats’ failure to improve the economy and its perceived lack of strong leadership, Abe led...

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...

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...