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Campaign builds for voter approval of tax hikes for roads

March 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 file photo, a vehicle moves past a large pothole on Oakland Ave in Highland Park, Mich. Michigan is preparing for a May 5, 2015, vote on a $1.2 billion annual spending plan to repair a deteriorating network of roads and bridges. The campaign to persuade voters to [&hellip...

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AP Interview: Boston’s Olympic chief confident in bid

March 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, March 6, 2015 photo Boston 2024′s CEO Richard Davey answers a councilman’s question during the first meeting of the Boston City Council on the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics at city hall in Boston. Since the...

Roar of bombers replaced by drone buzz in North Dakota

March 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 14, 2015 file photo, a radio-controlled drone appears in flight during an International Drone Day event at an elementary school in Roseburg, Ore. Construction of the nation’s first unmanned aircraft business park, called Grand...

Despite deep rivalry, Connecticut tribes plan new casinos

March 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Kevin Brown, chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, left, and Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation leave a hearing at the Legislative Office Building, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Hartford, Conn. The chairmen of Connecticut’s two...

More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

March 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this March 21, 2015 photo, Brittney Freison, dressed as Lady Liberty, waves to motorists near the Liberty Tax Service office in Berea, Ohio. Wary of rising fees, federal regulators are eyeing ways they can assert tighter oversight upon paid tax preparers...

US anti-drugs work in Colombia uses cancer-linked herbicide

March 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2006, file photo, a plane sprays coca fields in San Miguel, on Colombia’s southern border with Ecuador. The new labeling on Thursday, March 19, 2015, of the world’s most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer...

Companies tap into Vermont’s large maple potential

March 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this March 12, 2015 photo sap is being boiled into maple syrup in evaporators and open pans at the Sweetree LLC plant in Island Pond, Vt. Sweetree LLC , an out-of-state company, could become the largest maple syrup producer in North America, tapping into...

Thousands gather for anti-austerity rally in Spain

March 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

EDS NOTE – SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN – People pass by a police car broken by protestors during a “Dignity March” to protest against the Government in Madrid, Spain, Saturday,...

Techies snatching up more real estate in Southern California

March 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Justin Yoshimura poses for a portrait the home he just purchased on March 13, 2015 in Santa Monica, Calif. While the mega rich from Silicon Valley have made headlines for their purchases of extravagant Los Angeles homes, the city has become increasingly...

Potent groups take sides on bipartisan House Medicare plan

March 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during her weekly news conference in Washington, Thursday, March 19, 2015. An emerging bipartisan House deal between House Speaker John Boehner and Pelosi, changing how Medicare pays physicians would...