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Ga. blueberry knocks peach off top of fruit pile

July 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, July 17, 2013 photo, Meredith James, 7, left, and her sister Grace Katherine James, 9, look for ripe blueberries in the pick-your-own field at Foxbrier Farm, in Chattahoochee Hill Country, Ga. While Georgia is officially known as the Peach State, blueberry production has eclipsed the state’s production of peaches. Federal surveys...

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Portugal’s president keeps coalition govt in power

July 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Portugal’s President Anibal Cavaco Silva addresses the country from the Belem presidential palace in Lisbon Sunday, July 21 2013. Cavaco Silva had asked the government to reach a consensus with the Socialist Party, the main opposition party, but on...

NH governor open to Medicaid expansion options

July 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday June 4, 2013 file photo, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan speaks at a news conference in favor of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hassan says she’s open to considering alternatives to enrolling an estimated...

Vt., 8 states allow hemp growth; fed law conflicts

July 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this June 24, 2013, photo, John Vitko feeds his chickens in Warren, Vt. Vitko would like to grow hemp to feed to his chickens. Vermont has passed a law allowing farmers to grow hemp used for everything from rope to clothing. But the law clashes with...

Gold rush-era discards could fuel cellphones, TVs

July 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this December 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Ames Laboratory, materials scientist Ryan Ott, left, and research technician Ross Anderson examine an ingot of magnesium and rare-earth metals as part of a project to optimize the process...

Pentagon chief can’t offer hope in budget cuts

July 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken July 17, 2013, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks with Air Force personnel at Joint Base Charleston near Charleston, S.C., on the last day of a three-day trip to visit bases in the Carolinas and Florida. When Hagel told civilian...

Far-flung frontier markets lure more investors

July 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Pakistani stock brokers monitor a market at the Karachi Stock Exchange in Karachi, Pakistan. The success of so-called frontier markets, a group mostly in Africa and the Middle East, is starting to...

Mich. governor front, center in Detroit bankruptcy

July 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder addresses reporters during a news conference Friday, July 19, 2013 in Detroit. Seven governors came and went during the decades-long decay of Michigan’s largest city that culminated with a humiliating collapse into financial...

Eastern Shore canoe company paddles on

July 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this June 28, 2013 photo, Pocomoke River Canoe Company employee Ron Pilling, right, launches a kayak with the help of co-worker Joseph Beebe at the store located in a historic building on the Pocomoke River in Snow Hill, Md. Barry Laws started the Pocomoke...

Inspectors at Ohio amusement park where 7 got hurt

July 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Cedar Point staffer sits at the entrance to the Shoot the Rapids ride at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio on Friday, July 19, 2013. A boat on the ride accidentally rolled backward down a hill and flipped over when the ride malfunctioned,...