Archive: December, 2012

Fiscal deal ‘within sight’ -

Fiscal deal ‘within sight’ -News from but chances in Congress unclear – Fox News: With roughly 12 hours left before the fiscal crisis deadline, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid took to the floor Monday to announce that Senate leaders still had not reached an agreement — upping the chances that the New Year’s Eve ball [...]

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Now Middletons cash in on Kate’s pregnancy with ‘Little Prince or Princess …

Now Middletons cash in on Kate’s pregnancy with ‘Little Prince or Princess …News from Daily Mail: Middleton’s Party Pieces website features royal-themed first birthday sets It is also selling new range of baby shower celebration accessories The family has previously been accused of ‘cashing-in’ on events By Keith Gladdis PUBLISHED: 07:25 EST, 30 December 2012 [...]

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US Senate Leaders Plan Sunday Vote to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

US Senate Leaders Plan Sunday Vote to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’News from Voice of America: U.S. Senate leaders have given themselves a deadline of Sunday afternoon to reach a deal that could lead to avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff, possibly plunging the country into another recession. Even if the Democratic-controlled Senate votes for a deal, the [...]

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Ring in new year with fun party favors

Ring in new year with fun party favorsNews from azcentral.com: A New Year’s bash is one of the easier parties to throw. Everyone’s already in the merry-making mood, so it’s a simple matter of setting the stage. You can do that with decor, food, beverages and music, but it’s also nice to offer a party [...]

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Analysis: For Senate leaders, a mission impossible from Obama

Analysis: For Senate leaders, a mission impossible from ObamaNews from Reuters: U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters after meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington December 28, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON | Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:02am EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Following a Friday meeting [...]

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Agreement within reach on ‘fiscal cliff’ deal, officials say

Agreement within reach on ‘fiscal cliff’ deal, officials sayNews from Washington Post: President Obama summoned congressional leaders to a Friday summit at the White House in a last-ditch effort to protect taxpayers, unemployed workers and the fragile U.S. recovery from severe austerity measures set to hit in just four days. The White House said Obama [...]

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Firefighters extinguish blaze at party supplies factory

Firefighters extinguish blaze at party supplies factoryNews from ABC Online: Posted December 20, 2012 23:06:41 New South Wales Fire and Rescue teams have extinguished a blaze at a party supplies factory on Sydney’s lower north shore. Five crews responded to the blaze around 8.30pm (AEDT) on Thursday, along with an aerial unit. It has been [...]

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West Blotter: Birthday party guest steals woman’s gifts

West Blotter: Birthday party guest steals woman’s giftsNews from Palm Beach Post: SHERIFF’S OFFICE, WELLINGTON SHOPLIFTING A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with retail theft at a store in the 10300 block of Forest Hill Boulevard when he was caught stealing a pair of $ 80 sneakers. A man entered a store in the [...]

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Local businesses offer options for New Year’s Eve

Local businesses offer options for New Year’s EveNews from Your Houston News: As residents get ready to ring in the new year, there are plenty event happening around the community. Below is a list of some area celebrations. Woodlands/Spring: Toast to the New Year at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille This New Year’s Eve, Perry’s Steakhouse [...]

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6 dead, several injured in wake of winter storms lashing US

6 dead, several injured in wake of winter storms lashing USNews from Fox News: MOBILE, Ala. –  Twisters hopscotched across the Deep South, and, along with brutal, straight-line winds, knocked down countless trees, blew the roofs off homes and left many Christmas celebrations in the dark. Holiday travelers in the nation’s much colder midsection battled [...]

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