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Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

August 31, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Aug. 18, 2014 photo, student Allison Dunham carries a 63-pound bucket down a flight of stairs during a training session conducted by Nontraditional Employment for Women, to train women for employment in the construction trades, in New York. About 7.1 million Americans were employed in construction-related occupations in 2013, and only 2.6 percent...

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In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it’ll meet goal

August 31, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, roofers from Fountain Roofing, a North Atlanta-based company, repair a damaged roof on a home in the storm-damaged Belle Harbor section of the Queens borough of New York. Although City officials are poised to proclaim...

South American food chains use Florida as US gate

August 31, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Aug. 19, 2014 photo, Joao Barbosa, CEO of Giraffas, stands under the company’s logo, as he talks about the growth of his restaurant chain in the United States, during an interview in Miami.His cafe and the Colombian cafe, El Corral, are among a...

In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

August 31, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

File – This Aug. 24, 2014 file photo shows barrels filled with Cabernet Sauvignon that toppled on one another following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility in Napa, Calif. Napa Valley’s seismically reinforced winery buildings...

Sesame catching on in southeast US

August 31, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, a sesame plant grows in a field near Lake City, Ark. The crop’s drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets it accommodate typical harvesting equipment are helping the seed gain a foothold in part...

Solid apple crop expected in Northern New England

August 31, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 photo, apples begin to ripen at Carter Hill Orchard in Concord, N.H. Northern New England apple growers are expecting a decent crop but not as good as last year’s bumper yield. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A...

Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

August 30, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Margarita Mendez is helped by friends while she waits for news her son Salvador Urbina, one of the miners trapped at El Comal gold and silver mine after a landslide trapped at least 24 miners inside, in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Rescuers on...

Washington judge upholds small city’s pot shop ban

August 30, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson, right, sits with solicitor general Noah Guzzo Purcell, left, in Pierce County Superior Court, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Tacoma, Wash. Purcel testified during a hearing for a man who wants to open a marijuana...

BRIC wall: Brazil’s economy slips into a recession

August 30, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 2, 2014 file photo, a man works on the rooftop of a home at the Providencia slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 showing gross domestic product...

Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm’s merger

August 30, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, July 4, 2014 photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden talks with parade-goers during the Fourth of July parade in Delano, Minn. In 2012, McFadden’s investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American...