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Criminal probe adds to Texas cancer agency woes

December 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

This undated photo provided by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas shows Bill Gimson. Texas set out to cure cancer, putting $3 billion in taxpayer money on the table to prove it was serious. But a year of upheaval surrounding the nation’s second-largest pot of cancer research dollars is winding to a close [&hellip...

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Kasich’s Ohio Turnpike plan quiets most critics

December 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photo motorists exit onto the Ohio Turnpike in Streetsboro, Ohio. Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s decision not to lease the Ohio Turnpike is likely to help him avoid a lengthy political battle over the toll road in northern Ohio....

AP Interview: Quebec premier seeks US investments

December 15, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Dec. 13, 2012 photo, Quebecís new premier, Pauline Marois, delivers the keynote address at the Foriegn Policy Association luncheon in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK (AP) — Quebec’s new premier, Pauline Marois, doesn’t shy...

Gasoline prices soon to hit low point for 2012

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, traffic drives past a North Little Rock, Ark., gas station. Gas prices are dropping just in time for holiday travel. By Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, the national average should fall below $3.2775 a gallon, the low for...

Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera speaks during an interview in Los Angeles. The remains of Mexican-American music star Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in Mexico on Sunday, were...

EPA tightens standards for soot pollution

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this April 17, 2012 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson gestures during an interview with The Associated Press at EPA Headquarters in Washington. In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama...

Pressure on as Southern Co. builds nuclear plant

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 photo, a man works on a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant in Augusta, Ga. The $14 billion project to build the nuclear power plant is trending hundreds of millions of dollars over budget and trailing...

Holiday shoppers may see big discounts soon

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo, a woman browses through a display of jewelry on sale at a J.C. Penney store in Las Vegas. In the midst of the busy holiday shopping season, when retailers can make up to 40 percent of their sales, promotions are actually...

Stocks edge lower; Apple sinks 4 percent

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Trader Fred DeMarco, center works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets swung higher Friday Dec. 14, 2012 after a survey showed an improvement in China’s manufacturing,...

Legislature adjourns after final abortion fight

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The statue of Gov. Austin Blair, the war governor (1861- 1864), is silhouetted against the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, a day after thousands of protesters rallied on the grounds as lawmakers pushed final versions of...