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New Cover Oregon director reins in spending

April 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Clyde Hamstreet, a business turnaround expert brought in to fix Oregon’s trouble health insurance exchange, speaks to reporters in his office in Durham, Ore., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hamstreet is clamping down on spending and who can make financial decisions as he tries to get Cover Oregon back on track. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper) DURHAM, [&hellip...

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US stocks recover some ground on retail sales gain

April 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, April 11, 2014 photo, trader Anthony Carannante, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A government report showing March retail sales notched their biggest increase in 18 months helped give U.S. stocks a lift...

Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

April 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 27, 2014 file photo, an employee shows Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android...

Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

April 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 10, 2014 file photo, Ally Financial CEO Michael Carpenter, third from right, is applauded as he rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell to mark his company’s IPO. So far in 2014, IPOs are having their best start to a...

Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems

April 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Kevin Dean, co-owner of Superior Fish Company, puts Whitefish out for sale in Royal Oak, Mich., Monday, April 14, 2014. Many fish markets in the Great Lakes region are running short of whitefish, and it’s coming at a bad time: Passover. The shortfall is yet...

Gazette’s Philipps wins Pulitzer for vets’ stories

April 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Colorado Springs Gazette photographer Michael Ciaglo pops the cork on a bottle of champagne after the announcement Monday, April 14, 2014, that Gazette reporter David Philipps won a Pulitzer Prize for The Gazette’s “Other Than Honorable”...

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

April 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Governor Mark Dayton shakes hands with House bill author Rep. Ryan Winkler, after he signed the minimum wage bill into law at a public bill signing ceremony Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda in St. Paul. Minnesota goes from having...

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...

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...