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Nations jockey for Arctic position, US not in lead

January 2, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Aug. 6, 2007 file photo shows the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy leaving Seattle for a scientific mission in the Arctic that will include breaking ice well north of Barrow, Alaska. The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from [&hellip...

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Groomers are dazzling up dogs with bling, bows

January 2, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 photo, groomer, Michelle Boch, from Clarkstone, Mich. chalks the tail of Sugarplum, a 2 year old Dachshund mix, at PetSmart in Culver City, Calif. Birthdays are the most popular occasion for chalking, said groomer and PetSmart...

Greece: Numbers improve, problems worsen in 2014

January 2, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

A man carry bags of donated food as he leaves with a meal for the homeless organized by the municipality of Athens on Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. Homelessness has increased dramatically during the financial crisis in Greece, which has depended on international...

Safety questions after ND oil train derailment

January 1, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

The water tower in Casselton, N.D., is covered with soot, early Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, from an oil train derailment and explosion on Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack) CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment’s near-miss of a small...

Japan promises equality, but women find few jobs

January 1, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 photo, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Human Resources Seniror Operating Officer Katsura Tottori speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. Some companies are reluctant to invest in women employees because they worry...

2013 was the year of unstoppable stocks

January 1, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, May 3, 2013, file photo, a specialist wears a “Dow 15,000″ hat as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as a big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to a record high. The...

Nixon renews push for Medicaid expansion in Mo.

January 1, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2013 file photo, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at the Harrisonville Community Center in Harrisonville, Mo. Nixon is renewing his push to expand Medicaid eligibility to more lower-income adults. Nixon held a news conference...

Vegas’ New Year’s Eve about big names, big bashes

December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, Bruno Mars performs during the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York. Las Vegas is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display...

Russia bombings kill 31, raise concern on Olympics

December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Flowers and portraits of victims are placed at an entrance to Volgograd main railway station in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Russian authorities ordered police to beef up security at train stations and other facilities across the country after a...

Samsung sells 110-inch ultra-HD TV for $150,000

December 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this undated handout photo released by Samsung Electronics Co. Monday, Dec. 30, 2103, models pose with a Samsung Electronics’ 110-inch UHD TV. Samsung on Monday said a 110-inch UHD TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs...