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Pros see stocks up in 2012, but big risks, too

December 26, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, specialist Patrick King, second from right, and others watch President Barack Obama’s remarks on a television monitor the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The good news is that Wall Street experts think stock prices will rise by more than 10 percent in the coming [&hellip...

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Mead Johnson: No bacteria found in infant formula

December 26, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

This photo provided Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, by the Holman Howe Funeral Home, shows Avery Cornett of Lebanon, Mo., who died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. Federal health agencies are testing samples of liquid and powdered infant formula and some distilled water used...

NKorean heir’s uncle plays key role

December 25, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A North Korean mourner receives hot drinks at a tent set up for people braving the cold to gather and pay their respects around a portrait if the late leader Kim Jong Il, at the April 25 People’s Army House of Culture in Pyongyang, North Korea on...

Last-minute buyers top off strong shopping season

December 25, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

A last-minute shopper leaves the Toys R Us flagship store in New York’s Times Square, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. As the clock counts down to Christmas Day, retailers have begun a big push to snare procrastinating shoppers searching frantically for...

In 2012 race, both sides seek middle-class voters

December 25, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

President Barack Obama salutes as he steps off of Air Force One at Hickam Air Force Base in Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to win over unhappy American voters, President Barack Obama and his...

Gov. Snyder focuses on bottom line during 1st year

December 25, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 25- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder answers questions during an interview Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Lansing, Mich. Snyder may have added a bit of political polish during his first year in office, but the former businessman at heart remains...

Cuba wraps up dramatic year of economic change

December 25, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 photo, student Joan Martinez trains with Maria Regla Saldivar, a 52-year-old black belt in Taekwondo, unseen, in her home in Havana, Cuba. Saldivar says making business decisions for herself has increased her self-esteem, and...

New Air Jordans cause nationwide shopping frenzy

December 25, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

Shoppers waiting to buy Nike’s newly released Air Jordan 11 Retro Concords argue outside the Trax shoe store Charlotte, N.C. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. The release of the new basketball shoes caused a frenzy at stores across the nation Friday as scuffles...

With snow scarce, northern US has brown Christmas

December 24, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

In this Dec. 16, 2011, photo, a street-side Christmas display in Chamberlain, S.D., is seen surrounded by brown grass. From New England to the Dakotas and even parts of the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest, snowfall has been well below normal through...

Trump drops Republican Party registration in NY

December 24, 2011 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken April 25, 2011, Donald Trump is interviewed in New York. A spokesman for Trump said, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, the businessman and television host changed his voter registration in New York state from Republican to...