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Venezuela oil company to free up more dollars

January 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Venezuela’s Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez gives a news conference at his office where a picture of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez hangs behind him in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Chavez remains in Cuba after his fourth surgery for cancer. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government announced...

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Crucial, long-overdue BlackBerry makeover arrives

January 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2008, file photo, the logo on a BlackBerry smartphone is shows in Bochum, Germany. The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is promising a speedy browser, a superb typing experience and the ability to keep work and personal...

Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 photo, Shawn Georgetti climbs out of his John Deere tractor on his 167-acre family dairy farm in Avella, Pa. With royalties from a Range Resources gas well on his property, Georgetti has been able to buy newer farm equipment...

Ono, Steinem join online campaign to empower women

January 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo provided by Maiden Nation shows a bracelet created by Gloria Steinem for ImagiNation 365. Steinem, Yoko Ono and Lauren Bush are joining forces to give female empowerment a global boost. The campaign called ImagiNation 365 is led by Maiden...

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...

‘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...