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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 relative begins to decline. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) [&hellip...

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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...

Glacier park looks to influence Blackfeet drilling

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

This Dec. 12,2012 photo shows a sign welcoming visitors to the Blackfeet Indian reservation on Dec. 12, 2012. Glacier officials are concerned about the effects of oil development on the reservation, and are asking for an in-depth study on the environmental...

Click, print, shoot: Downloadable guns possible

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 3, 2012 photo, “Wiki Weapons” project leader Cody Wilson points to his laptop screen displaying an image of a prototype plastic gun on the screen, while holding in his other a weapon he calls “Invivdual Mandate,” in...

Obama says he is ‘ready and willing’ to get deal

December 21, 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) — President Barack Obama says he is “ready and...

Signs suggest better economy if ‘cliff’ is averted

December 21, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo, a cashier hands a customer his change and receipt during a transaction at a Sears store, in Henderson, Nev. Consumers spent and earned more in November, reflecting a rebound from the disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy....