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Wyoming lawmakers endorse workplace fatality bill

December 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Dan Bulkley, left, deputy administrator with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services OSHA Division, addresses a legislative committee at the State Capitol in Cheyenne on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Seated with him are Workforce Services Director Joan Evans, center and John Ysebaert, right, administrator of the department’s Office of Standards and...

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Asian stocks fall, China rises on stimulus hopes

December 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Traders confer as the review stock information at the New York Stock Exchange during early trading, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in New York. U.S. stocks opened broadly higher Monday following the biggest weekly losses in two and a half years. (AP Photo/Bebeto...

Hawaii lava on course to hit gas station, stores

December 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2014, and provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist uses a handheld GPS unit to mark the lava flow margin coordinates in Pahoa, Hawaii. Officials say lava from Kilauea volcano is on course to reach a supermarket and...

As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

December 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Workers decorate a New Year tree, in front of the St. Sophia Cathedral in central Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. New Year is widely celebrated as the most popular holiday in Ukraine with the Orhodox Christmas being celebrated on Jan. 7. (AP...

Russia raises key rate to protect ailing economy

December 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, file photo, teople walk past a sign advertising currency exchange rates in Moscow, Russia. The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its...

Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

December 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, motorist Jerry Reed fills up his tank at a gas station in Atlanta. The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and...

Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails

December 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, attorney David Boies is seen in Washington. Lawyers representing Sony Pictures Entertainment are threatening news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in recent days, following...

Navajos buy back artifacts at disputed auction

December 16, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Native American, from the Kichwa Guarani tribe, named Jackson, holds a banner reading “We are not for sale” outside of the Drouot’s auction house in protest at the auction of Native American Navajo tribe masks in Paris, Monday Dec. 15, 2014....

Power outages drop to under 900 in Vermont

December 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Green Mountain Power cuts limbs overhanging powerline in Waterbury, Vt., on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Tens of thousands of electric customers across Vermont were left in the dark in the aftermath of two-days of heavy, wet snow. GMP says it’s the greatest...

Bank of Japan business survey shows tepid outlook

December 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

In this Nov. 19, 2014 photo, a man walks by the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo. Japanese businesses are cautious over prospects for a recovery, according to a quarterly central bank survey released Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 that showed a mixed outlook for...