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Kansas House panel endorses union fundraising bill

January 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Kansas labor union officials Bruce Tunnell, left; Chad Manspeaker, front right, and Colin Curtis, back right, confer as a state House committee considers a bill to prohibit public employee unions from automatically deducting money from members’ paychecks to help finance political activities, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Union...

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Sandy blow to NJ: costly work or costlier premiums

January 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces his “Hurricane Sandy Flood Map Regulations” Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J. The town, which was featured in the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore” sustained substantial damage to...

Freezing rain ices Salt Lake City roads, runways

January 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A truck with a plow drives pass an American Airlines and Frontier plane docked at their gates at the Salt Lake City Airport Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. The Salt Lake City International Airport was closed due to icy conditions. A Frontier airplane slid on the...

Netflix enjoys marquee day as stock soars 42 pct

January 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 10, 2011, file photo, the exterior of Netflix headquarters is seen in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix stock, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, is on its way to its biggest one-day gain since the video subscription service went public more than a decade ago....

Mont. tribe signs coal deal with Wyo. company

January 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Representatives of Cloud Peak Energy and Montana’s Crow Tribe sign an agreement Thursday Jan. 24, 2013, that gives the mining company leasing options on 1.4 billion tons of coal beneath the Crow Indian Reservation, in Billings, Mont. Pictured from left...

Amgen 4Q profit drops 16 pct. on higher spending

January 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This April 20, 2010, file photo shows an exterior view of Amgen offices in Fremont, Calif. Drugmaker Amgen Inc. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 posted a 16 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit, as higher costs for production, marketing, research and...

Black Keys sue casino owner over commercial song

January 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2012 file photo, guitarist Dan Auerbach, center, and drummer Patrick Carney of The Black Keys perform at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, in New York. The Black Keys are remaining vigilant when it comes to...

Wis. GOP begins mining bill push with hearing

January 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Shirl LaBarre and Jim Miller of Hayward testify in support of proposed mining permit legislation during a public hearing at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King) MADISON, Wis....

Study: Digital information can be stored in DNA

January 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In an undated photo provided by European Molecular Biology Laboratory via Nature magazine, Dr. Nick Goldman of EMBL-EBI examines synthesized DNA in an Eppendorf vial. The genetic material has long stored all the information needed to make plants and animals,...

Apple’s profit rocket hits air pocket

January 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2012 photo, people line up to enter a newly-opened Apple Store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. Apple’s profit surge halted in the latest quarter, as a flood of new products like the iPhone 5 meant high start-up...