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Defense bill aims to address sexual assault crisis

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, followed by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., arrive for their news conference on budget, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — A comprehensive defense policy bill that aims to deal with the epidemic of sexual assault...

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Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, LG Electronics’s smartphone G Flex is displayed during a media event at its head office in Seoul, South Korea. In a foreshadowing of things to come, LG Electronics Inc. is boasting about the G...

Crash probe renews debate over culture in aviation

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Mike O’Donnell, FAA, Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards AAS-1, left, speaks with Assistant Deputy Chief Dale Carnes, San Francisco Fire Department, as they take their seats on a panel for a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)...

Feds shut 52 unsafe bus lines in nationwide sweep

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers at one passenger bus company routinely worked more than 800 miles without rest. Maintenance at another company was so shoddy that one bus drove despite glaring evidence of brake problems. Federal bus safety regulators said...

Budget peace breaks out _ after Boehner tough talk

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks about the pending bipartisan budget compromise struck by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, during...

APNewsBreak: Western governors show wildlife maps

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A sample of a new, high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project the Western Governors Association plans to unveil in Las Vegas on Thursday Dec. 12, 2013 is pictured in this photo taken on a computer at the Nevada Department of Wildlife in Reno on Nov. 21, 2013....

Labor group sees progress at major Apple supplier

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman walks by a banner advertising iPhone 5c at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. A Seoul court rejected Samsung’s claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean...

Holiday shopping spree not for everyone

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, a customer places a boot back in the shoe section of the Macy’s Herald Square flagship store, in New York. The National Retail Federation estimates that sales over the four-day 2013 holiday...

Consumers’ big purchases lift hopes for US economy

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, photo, a shopper takes a selfie as crowds pour into the Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York. The government reports on sales at U.S. retailers in November on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP...

US stocks fall for a third straight day

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Lower U.S. stock prices on Thursday set up investors for what would be their third day in a row of declines. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) The stock market...