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  • Surge pricing: Uber’s $40B valuation. Worth it?

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smartphones displaying Uber car availability in New York. Uber is offering car service in 250 cities in 50 countries now, up from 60 cities in 21 countries just a year ago. Uber hasn’t released...

  • Crow leader says climate plan would hurt tribe

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Crow Tribal Chairman Darrin Old Coyote, right, speaks at a news conference about the EPA’s proposed carbon regulations with Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., center, and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox at the Billings Chamber of Commerce in Billings, Mont.,...

  • Agency: 6 workers inhaled uranium at Wyoming mine

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 photo, workers stand inside UR Energy’s Lost Creek uranium production facility in Sweetwater County, Wyo. On Nov. 28, 2013, six workers at the uranium mine inhaled the radioactive element while cleaning up a spill inside a...

  • UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Melting blocks of ice float near the Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Peru’s glaciers have lost more than one-fifth of their mass in just three decades, and 70 percent of Peru’s 30 million people who inhabit the country’s...

  • FBI-Caesars search case to narrow to father, son

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, Wei Seng Phua walks into federal court in Las Vegas. Phua, his son Darren Wai Kit Phua, and four others were arrested in July after federal agents raided three high-roller villas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas....

  • Watchdog finds abuses in Indian schools contract

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE -, In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speak at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington. Federal officials appear to have violated ethics rules governing impartiality in awarding a contract to evaluate schools...

  • New Jersey casino’s closing pushed back 8 days

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This Oct. 24, 2014 photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J. Its parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, announced on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 that the casino’s closing date is being pushed back until Dec. 20, eight days later...

  • New Mexico sues nursing home chain on care, staff

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A shuttle is parked in front of Casa Real Health Care Center in Santa Fe, N.M., on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. New Mexico’s attorney general on Friday sued Preferred Care Partners Management Group L.P., one of the nation’s largest nursing home chains...

  • Turk, Greek PMs stress importance of better ties

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, speaks during a Greek- Turkish business forum in Athens, on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu who attended the forum stressed the importance of improving ties with neighboring Greece and taking...

  • Illinois state-run health exchange on hold

    December 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 photo, state representatives debate end of the year legislation on the House floor during veto session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. Illinois lawmakers left $300 million in federal money on the table when they...