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Union: We’ll keep talking to avoid NY rail strike

July 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

A conductor punches tickets aboard the Long Island Rail Road, in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Negotiations aimed at avoiding a walkout at the nation’s largest commuter railroad resumed Wednesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo prodded both sides to find an agreement that would keep 300,000 daily riders from being forced [&hellip...

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Justice Dept. investigating missing IRS emails

July 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 5, 2014, file photo, former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department is investigating the circumstances behind the disappearance of emails from Lerner, part of...

US, Europe escalate economic sanctions on Russia

July 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama enters the briefing room to speak about foreign policy and escalating sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP...

Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

July 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013, file photo, a pharmacist works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter in New York. New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of...

Museum raises $80M toward Detroit bankruptcy deal

July 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, right, talks with Carol and Paul Schaap, who donated $5 million to the Detroit Institute of Arts, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The institute says it has pledges for about 80 percent of the $100 million it promised toward an effort...

What happens to your online accounts when you die?

July 16, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 16, 2013 file photo shows a printout of the Facebook page for Loren Williams, now deceased, at the Beaverton, Ore. home of his mother, Karen Williams. Williams sued Facebook for access to Loren’s account after he died in a 2005...

Halle Berry’s ‘Extant’ leads in TV ratings

July 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This file image released by CBS shows Halle Berry in a scene from the series “Extant.” The limited run series, in which Berry plays an astronaut who mysteriously returns from a solo space mission pregnant, had 9.6 million viewers for...

House passes highway bill as deadline looms

July 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va., Tuesday, July 15, 2014. President Barack Obama envisions a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America’s roads. He...

US stocks mostly down as investors digest earnings

July 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stock futures edged higher Tuesday, July 15, 2014, as investors digested mixed U.S. retail sales data and several corporate earnings...

Battery covers give bat homes at Consumers Energy

July 15, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 21, 2014, photo released by Consumers Energy, Rich Castle, left, with Consumers Energy; Eagle Scout Matthew Netherland; and Emily McDonald, of General Motors, stand next to bat houses made with Chevrolet Volt battery cases, location not known....