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Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

April 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 31, 2013, file photo, acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin, center, accompanied by Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris, left, and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, speaks during a news conference about Social Security and Medicare in Washington. The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which...

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EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine

April 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton talks with journalists as she arrives for an EU foreign ministers meeting at the EU Council building in Luxembourg, Monday, April 14, 2014. EU foreign ministers meet Monday to discuss the crisis in Syria and...

Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty

April 14, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo made Friday, March 21, 2014, Leah Moffitt keeps track of the number of maple trees she has tapped on Passamaquoddy land near Jackman, Maine. The tribe plans to tap 60,000 trees in the hopes of becoming one of the biggest maple syrup operations...

Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

April 14, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

STATES WHO DROVE THE TRACTOR- In this photo provided by Lou Dematteis, a huge crop art image protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipline covers an 80-acre cornfield outside of Neligh, Neb., on April 12, 2014. Farmer Art Tanderup, who owns the land, drove the...

Cost of fighting warming ‘modest,’ says UN panel

April 14, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chairman of the IPCC Working Group III, and Rejendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, from left, pose prior to a press conference as part of a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Berlin, Germany, Sunday,...

Politics test Silicon Valley’s Russian ties

April 14, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Oleg Slepov, head of the San Francisco trade representation office for the Russian Federation, poses for a portrait in his office on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in San Francisco. Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley’s fast growing ties with...

Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

April 14, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This March 26, 2014 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower...

Sebelius: Health care launch ‘terribly flawed’

April 14, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama hugs outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as he stands with Vice President Joe Biden and his nominee to be her replacement, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Rose Garden f...

Rand Paul: US ‘can’t invite the whole world’

April 14, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at a GOP Freedom Summit, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Manchester, N.H. Several potential Republican White House contenders _ among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee _ headline a...

UAE unveils new law in wider push for job creation

April 14, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 file photo, Emirati staff members of the Bluewaters Island project talk to each other in front of a video screen to promote the project during the second day of a real estate fair called Cityscape Global in Dubai,...