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Hellmann’s maker Unilever drops suit over ‘Just Mayo’

December 19, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This undated file product image provided by Unilever shows Hellmann’s real mayonnaise. Hellman’s mayonnaise maker Unilever says that it has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of “Just Mayo.” Unilever had filed suit against Hampton Creek earlier this year claiming false advertising for Just Mayo, an eggless product....

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Single-payer advocates express anger at Shumlin

December 19, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Demonstrators gathered on the steps of the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a rally in favor of single-payer health care, in the wake of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s decision the day before to pull the plug on single-payer plan in...

Montana ex-billionaire jailed for contempt

December 19, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 29, 2009, file photo, Tim Blixseth arrives at the federal courthouse in Missoula, Mont. The one-time billionaire is due in federal court in Butte, Mont., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, to explain why failed to comply with an order to pay...

Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

December 19, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

A woman waits in a classic American car that’s used as a shared taxi by commuters in Havana, Cuba, early Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic...

Group challenges timber producer’s ‘green’ label

December 19, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2012, file photo, logger Eric Davis runs down the road as a truck loaded with logs is readied in forest near Banks, Ore. The watchdog group Center for Sustainable Economy is demanding the Sustainable Forestry Initiative suspend...

Michigan to vote on 7 percent sales tax for roads

December 19, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder explains the transportation department’s revenue budget ballot option during a news conference in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Michigan voters would be asked to approve a 1 percentage point hike in the 6 percent...

Sides ‘far apart’ in West Coast port negotiations

December 19, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 6, 2014, file photo shows trucks lined up at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. Nearly six months after their contract expired, as West Coast sea ports struggle to handle billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their...

Nightlife king faces queries from gaming regulator

December 18, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

In this Aug. 22, 2014 photo, Sam Bakhshandehpour, from left, president of SBE, Sam Nazarian, CEO of SBE Entertainment, and Arash Azarbarzin, president of SBE Hotel Group watch fireworks during the opening of SLS Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Nazarian and the SLS...

Fed rate wording boosts Asian stock markets

December 18, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

The facade of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 as oil prices tumbled again while investors waited for a U.S. Federal Reserve statement on monetary policy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)...

Santa Fe paving company convicted of corruption

December 18, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Joe Anthony Montoya, owner of Advantage Asphalt and Seal Coating, talks with his lawyer, Sam Bregman, before being taken into custody after the jury came back with a guilty verdic at District Court in Santa Fe, N.M. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. A panel of...