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Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

October 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this undated image provided by Kagin’s Inc., shows the Butte Nugget. One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California’s historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San Francisco [&hellip...

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How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

October 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University freshman Halle Lukasiewicz, poses for a portrait in a campus classroom. Fall for many high school seniors means deciding where to apply for college and maybe a trip to a...

From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

October 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, OCT. 26, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, friends and family leave flowers on the casket during a funeral service for Maria Fernandes, 32, in Linden, N.J. Fernandes died while napping in her car between jobs....

Ohio seeks private partners for disaster response

October 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 7, 2014 photo, Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born holds a can of water while speaking at the fall conference for the Ohio Public Private Partnership in Dublin, Ohio. State officials say OP3 partnerships have been leveraged for...

Local economies a factor as NY mulls casino sites

October 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 photo, Trinna Iacovelli, of Ithaca, N.Y., sits outside the gaming area at Tioga Downs, in Nichols, N.Y. New York regulators expected to soon hand out upstate casino licenses are looking no only at where gambling can make the...

Museum show tells story of father-son collection

October 24, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

This Oct. 22, 2014 photo shows the interior of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. The building was modeled on an Italian palazzo as a memorial to William Walters, built by his son Henry. Both father and son were avid collectors of everything from...

Union picket lines go up at Taj Mahal casino

October 24, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Casino union workers demonstrate outside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J. on Friday Oct. 24, 2014. The union is protesting the court-ordered termination of their health care and pension plan as part of an effort to transfer ownership of...

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

October 24, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo provided by Paragon Space Development Corporation, Google executive Alan Eustace is shown before a test flight for his Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records...

US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

October 24, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Sept., 2010 photo, Bill Aossey Jr. poses for a portrait in front of an image of Damascus, at Midamar Corp. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa-based Midamar, which Aossey founded in 1974, is a leading U.S. halal company that sells beef, turkey, chicken and...

Market jolt is reality check for investors

October 24, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, a specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The market’s flux over the past week has given investors pause for thought. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) NEW YORK...