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Asia stock markets mostly higher, China at 7-year high

May 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader George Baskinger, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, May 21, 2015. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading. Energy stocks rose more than the rest of the market as the price of oil climbed. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock indexes rose Friday, with [&hellip...

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Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban

May 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 13, 2011, file photo, tourists watch the sunset as a man sleeps on the grass near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city’s ban on sitting and lying down on...

Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

May 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Oil spill clean-up crew members gather for a morning briefing at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 6,000 gallons of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California...

Obama’s trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle

May 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama listens to the translations of remark made by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

China premier arrives in Colombia as part of investment tour

May 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

China’s Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, right, receive military honors before they review the troops during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Li...

Pickets, bankruptcy greet Atlantic City casinos for summer

May 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

This July 11, 2014 aerial photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal, far left, the former Showboat Casino Hotel, center, and the former Revel casino, right, three Atlantic City., N.J. casino properties in the midst of disputes this year as the crucial 2015 summer...

Business leaders throw support behind coal plant proposal

May 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Miner and union steward Chris Roop talks about the importance of protecting jobs at a coal mine that feeds the San Juan Generating Station in northwestern New Mexico during a news conference in Albuquerque N.M., on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Roop is among the...

California farmers offer to give up some water, avoid cuts

May 21, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, Gino Celli inspects wheat nearing harvest on his farm near Stockton, Calif. Celli, who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws his irrigation water from the...

Asian stock markets uneven after weak China data

May 21, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are opening mostly lower Wednesday, May 20, 2015, as traders look over some disappointing company results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) TOKYO (AP)...

Feds trying to determine if Amtrak engineer was using phone

May 21, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. More than 200 people aboard the Washington-to-New York train were injured in the derailment that plunged screaming passengers into darkness and chaos...