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New England raking in millions from leaf peepers

October 20, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014 photo, the sun shines on the changing foliage along the Kancamagus Highway in Lincoln, N.H., in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Officials say tourists will spend upwards of $1 billion to catch a glimpse of the red, yellow and orange hues on the trees, and the windfall is steadily rising [&hellip...

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Snyder, Schauer spar over fairness of tax rewrite

October 20, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- FILE- In an Oct. 12, 2014 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, right, addresses the crowd as Democratic challenger Mark Schauer listens during a town hall meeting in Detroit. Schauer is centering...

NYC ‘racino’ operator set sights on upstate

October 20, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 photo, a visitor to the Resorts World Casino at the Aqueduct racetrack plays an electronic slot machine, in the Queens borough of New York. Just three years after opening, the casino has become the most successful racetrack casino...

Economic malaise clouds Florida governor’s race

October 20, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

CAPTION CORRECTION: CORRECTING JOB NUMBERS TO 613,000 – FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2013 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, left, announces to Photon-X employees and Osceola County officials that the company, Photon-X, will relocate to Osceola County, in...

Container ship towed away from Canadian coast

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this aerial photo provided by the Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter flies near a Russian container ship, carrying hundreds of tons of fuel drifting without power in rough seas off British...

What’s next after wild week for stocks?

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, specialists Robert Tuccillo, left, and Frank Masiello work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The market took investors on a wild ride this week. In fact, at one point on Wednesday, the Dow...

Massachusetts voters to decide fate of casino law

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, a worker walks toward the planned parking garage of the Plainridge Park Casino, under construction adjacent to the Plainridge Racecourse harness racing track in Plainville, Mass. Voters will decide in the Nov. 4 election whether to...

Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this June 19, 2014 photo, police officers inspect a sequestered textile factory in Prato, Italy. The compound, which had been divided into four different factories, was closed because of illegal bedrooms, too few fire extinguishers, no well-marked, easily...

German train drivers launch 2-day strike

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Empty platforms are seen as German train drivers went on strike to demand pay hike and better work conditions in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a two-day strike this Saturday...

Do cases FBI cites support encryption worries?

October 18, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington. Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled,...