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  • AP IMPACT: Many US bridges old, risky and rundown

    September 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013 AND THEREAFTER – The sun sets behind the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Safety concerns about the Douglass bridge, which carries more than...

  • Summers withdraws name from Fed consideration

    September 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July, 18, 2013, file photo shows Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, testifing before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress” on Capitol Hill...

  • Obama: Budget tightening could widen income gap

    September 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2008, file photo tourists take pictures in New York’s Times Square as the days financial news about the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers is displayed on the ABC news ticker. After weeks of intense focus on the crisis in...

  • Bell’s Brewery coming to Grand Rapids airport

    September 15, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2013, file photo, Bill Wehr, left, of Arrow Tank company in Buffalo, N.Y., and custom builder and woodworker Rock Bartley of Kalamazoo, Mich., tighten the bands while assembling the 100-year-old wooden barrels from Stroh’s,...

  • Italy: OK to right shipwrecked Costa Concordia

    September 15, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A lighthouse is seen in front of the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. On Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 an international team of engineers is expected to try a never-before attempted strategy to...

  • AP IMPACT: Many US bridges old, risky and rundown

    September 15, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013 AND THEREAFTER – The sun sets behind the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Safety concerns about the Douglass bridge, which carries more than...

  • Free YouTube! Pakistan ban faces court action

    September 15, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013 AND THEREAFTER – In this picture taken on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2013, Pakistani university students try to access YouTube in Karachi, Pakistan. For almost a year, Pakistanis wanting to watch the video-sharing website...

  • NM gets ready for Medicaid expansion

    September 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico in a few weeks hopes to start bringing some 150,000 more people onto the Medicaid rolls in advance of the federal government’s deadline for expanding the program. Julie Weinberg is the director of the state Medical...

  • Debate continues over New Mexico’s bears

    September 15, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The debate over how to handle bear activity in populated areas continues with biologists saying that luring them away with food isn’t the answer. Bear advocates have been pushing for diversionary feeding as a way to prevent...

  • Floods transform Colorado’s ‘Gore-Tex Vortex’

    September 15, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Loaders scrape up mud Sunday Sept. 15, 2013, from the flooding that swept through Estes Park, Colo., that swamped the town’s main street when the Big Thompson River surged through Estes Park late Thursday and early Friday. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)...