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San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Cab driver Martin Salami looks down as he talks about new ordinances facing drivers at a depot near the airport Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in San Diego. Airport inspectors are judging how taxi drivers smell, a practice that some drivers say may lead to discrimination against immigrants. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Body [&hellip...

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Museum to put 3 O’Keeffe paintings up for auction

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE-This April 8, 2010 file photo shows visitors walk to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The museum said Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, it will sell three works by the American modernist painter to benefit its acquisitions fund. Going on the...

Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

September 13, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell speaks at the Justice Department’s Health Care Fraud Training Conference at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Working to combat...

Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall

September 12, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Asian stocks erased gains and European markets were lower Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 as investors tried to second guess the Federal...

ND oil boomtown of Williston approves $250M budget

September 12, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 12, 2014 aerial file photo, various levels of housing construction can be seen near the Williston, N.D., airport. The city commission passed a record $250 million budget for 2015 for the oil boomtown of Williston on Tuesday, Sept. 9,...

California home sales drop to 4-year August low

September 12, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

A for sale sign is posted on a home in Monterey Park, Calif. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The number of California homes sold in August fell to the lowest level in four years as a supply crunch pushed prices higher and kept homes out of reach for many buyers....

Ex-Florida prison chief monitors Michigan contract

September 12, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – Ed Buss, right, and Indiana Corrections Commissioner J. David Donahue listen as Gov. Mitch Daniels names Buss as new Indiana corrections commissioner succeeding Donahue on June 26, 2008, at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana. On...

Yahoo says gov’t threatened $250,000 a day fine

September 12, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo says the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S....

GreenTech Automotive says Miss. factory built

September 12, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 13, 2014 photo, supplies sit at GreenTech Automotive’s plant in Tunica, Miss. A unit of Virginia-based WM Industries Corp., GreenTech said Tuesday, Sept. 9 its moving equipment from rented Horn Lake quarters and plans to begin making the...

USDA boosts corn, soybean harvest to new records

September 12, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, members of the Platteview High School football team practice surrounded by fields of soybean and corn in Springfield, Neb.. The nation’s corn and soybean farmers will bring in by far the largest harvest ever this...