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  • Acclaimed singer Emmylou Harris to write memoir

    March 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Feb. 8, 2013 file photo shows singer Emmylou Harris at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Bruce Springsteen in Los Angeles. Blue Rider Press announced that Harris will publish a memoir that will be released in the fall of...

  • FX network orders comedy starring Billy Crystal

    March 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Sept. 11, 2013 file photo shows actor-comedian Billy Crystal at the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners in New York. Crystal has agreed to star in a new television series where he’s paired with Josh Gad in a...

  • Toyota payment could be glimpse into GM’s future

    March 20, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Attorney General Eric Holder announces a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota over its disclosure of safety problems, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) DETROIT (AP) — General...

  • Michigan House OKs metal theft bill after deal

    March 20, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A classroom at the closed Southwestern High School in Detroit has had its pipes torn down and its blackboards ripped off the walls and left on the floor, Feb. 18, 2014. Five years after Michigan targeted copper thefts plaguing cities like Detroit and...

  • Utah chairlift plan would link 7 ski resorts

    March 20, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 23, 2013, file photo, shows skiers and snowboarders on a lift at Park City Mountain Resort, in Park City, Utah. A coalition of Utah ski resort managers from Alta Ski Area, Brighton Resort, Canyons Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Park City...

  • 2 congressmen seek momentum to build new reservoir

    March 20, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Peterson Road is seen in the the Sites Valley, the location of a proposed reservoir, near Maxwell, Calif, Wednesday March, 19, 2014. In a show of bipartisanship, Democratic Rep. John Garamendi and Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa proposed legislation Wednesday,...

  • Mobile devices add allure to March Madness at work

    March 20, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated photo provided by Dish shows a frame grab from the company’s commercial where a Kanagroo watches NCAA basketball action on a tablet. Dish Network Corp. started running new ads Tuesday March, 19, 2014, that tout how well its Hopper digital...

  • Rescue lenders: Greece ‘beginning to stabilize’

    March 20, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Protesters chant anti-austerity slogans during a rally in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Greek civil servants, including hospital and teaching staff, have started a two-day strike against austerity measures imposed...

  • Fed clarifies guidance on short-term rates

    March 20, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s first news conference, in Washington D.C., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The Federal Reserve is seeking to clarify when it might start to raise...

  • Oprah gives Starbucks tea a celebrity shot

    March 20, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company, talks about Starbucks’ Teavana tea products, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. Schultz says growth in the tea market is a key part of...