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Uninsured turn to daily deal sites for health care

December 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This screen shot shows eyewear coupons for the New York City area offered by Groupon.com. Daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial, best known for discounts at local restaurants and spas, are helping some people fill holes in health insurance coverage. (AP Photo/Groupon.com) NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Mark Stella went to [&hellip...

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Boston discount retail institution shuts down

December 31, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This Dec. 29, 2011 photo shows Filene’s Basement shopper Stella Wong departing on the last day of the store’s Boylston Street location in Boston. Edward A. Filene opened the original Filene’s Basement in 1909 to sell extra merchandise from...

Advocates: More gay-friendly senior housing needed

December 30, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Mark Segal, director of the Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund and is publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News, poses for a photograph at the site of a planned, gay-friendly affordable housing facility, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Philadelphia. The group is...

NYC mayor says work on 9/11 museum has stalled

December 30, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Visitors walk around the National Sept. 11 Memorial, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 in New York. The memorial announced that it has had a million visitors since the site opened to the public in September. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK (AP) — Work on a planned...

US job market ends year in better shape

December 30, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2011 file photo, people wait to talk with potential employers at a job fair sponsored by National Career Fairs, in New York. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose for the first time in a month, a week after...

Toilet paper goes chic with designer covers

December 30, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This product image provided by Kimberly Clark Corp., shows Cottonelle toilet paper with roll covers. (AP Photo/Kimberly Clark Corp.) ATLANTA (AP) — Are you ready to “Respect the Roll?” Kimberly-Clark is looking to shake up the toilet-paper...

Conn. hires group to study potential of ports

December 30, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 22, 2011 file photo, fishermen Robert Short, left, and James Swint, both of New Haven, Conn., fish from a pier in the Port of New Haven in front of cargo vessels docked at the port. Officials announced Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, the...

For Iran, cost of closing strait may outweigh gain

December 30, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Iranian Navy personnel take part in their naval maneuvers dubbed Velayat 90 on the Sea of Oman, Iran, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. An Iranian surveillance plane has recorded video and photographed a...

Abortion, immigration changes among new 2012 laws

December 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Dec. 12, 2011 photo, Irvis Orozco, 24, a senior studying international relations at the University of California, Davis, poses for a photo on campus in Davis, Calif. A new law that will take effect Jan. 1, 2012, will allow Orozco, who was brought to...

China blames 54 officials for bullet train crash

December 29, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this July 24, 2011 file photo, a wrecked passenger carriage is lifted off the bridge in Wenzhou in east China’s Zhejiang province, after a train crash. A long-awaited government report said on Wednesday Dec. 28, 2011, design flaws and...