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Court strikes down big chunk of public-employee pension cuts

May 1, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 20, 2011, file photo, Deb Ueltzen, middle, shouts during a union rally with thousands of state workers at the Oregon Capitol, in Salem, Ore. outside the Capitol in Salem, Ore. The Oregon Supreme Court ruled today that some of the 2013 cuts to public-employee retirement benefits are unconstitutional. The court’s [&hellip...

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Arizona lawmakers tell cities they can’t ban plastic bags

May 1, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Dec. 5, 2015 photo, a bulldozer moves piles of trash at the City of Flagstaff Cinder Lakes Landfill in Flagstaff, Ariz. The city of Bisbee has banned plastic bags on Earth Day 2014, vexed by the litter caught in cactuses and shrubs along the city...

First lady: I “fell in love” with NYC’s new Whitney museum

May 1, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

First lady Michelle Obama, far right, and Adam Weinberg, second from right, director of the Whitney Museum of Art, applaud as Renzo Piano, second from left, prepares to speak during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $422 million Whitney Museum of American...

Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables

May 1, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, oil cars are backed up in a yard in the aftermath of a train derailment in Mandan, N.D. U.S. senators from five states want the government to charge companies a fee to ship oil and other flammable liquids in...

New Mexico auditor says ex-police chief got perks from Taser

May 1, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo shows then-Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz in Albuquerque, N.M. Schultz, Albuquerque’s former police chief, potentially violated city and state ethics rules by influencing a no-bid $1.95 million contract to...

Sixth-grader leads town hall, puts Obama through the paces

May 1, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama, shakes hands with 6th-grader Osman Yaya, a student at Wicomico County Public Schools’ Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Md., during an event at Anacostia Library in Washington, Thursday, April 30, 2015, following a live...

New scrubber to loom over Cheyenne refinery, cut emissions

April 30, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Steve Reynolds, capital projects manager talks to reporters at the base of a $30 million scrubber at the HollyFrontier refinery during a press tour on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Cheyenne, Wyo. The scrubber will stand 177 feet high, taller than the Wyoming...

Flint’s finances in better shape; no more emergency managers

April 30, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Flint emergency manager Jerry Ambrose waits to speak during a news conference announcing the end of Flint’s financial emergency on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at City Hall in Flint, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder has declared an end to Flint’s financial...

Goya opening home built with help of New Jersey tax credits

April 30, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, left, Goya Foods President Bob Unanue, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Goya Foods Executive Vice President Peter Unanue stand together as Goya Foods opens its new corporate headquarters Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Jersey...

UAW reports 55 percent membership at VW plant in Tennessee

April 30, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo the Volkswagen logo is photographed at the company’s headquarters at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Automaker Volkswagen says Wednesday, April 29, 2015, that net profit rose to 2.93 billion...