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Jury deliberates in ex-BP engineer’s trial

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Mix’s trial on two counts of obstruction of justice. He is charged with deleting text messages about [&hellip...

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As NORAD Tracks Santa, critics track NORAD

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2012 file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house,during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace...

National Finals Rodeo may move to Florida in 2015

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2013 file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Randall Carlisle, of Baton Rouge, La., competes in the Tie-Down Event on Day 8 of the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. The National Finals...

Judge: NSA program is likely unconstitutional

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This June 6, 2013 file photo shows a sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A federal judge says the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches....

FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Tuesday, April 30, 2013, file photo, shows Dawn Ultra antibacterial soap in a kitchen in Chicago. The Food and Drug Administration says Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes...

Possible China deal could pep up iPhone sales

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman holding a toy sword walks past an advertisement for the iPhone in Beijing Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Apple Inc. might have a chance to pep up cooling iPhone sales in China if it finally can reach a deal with the world’s biggest phone carrier. (AP...

US stocks rise on signs of stronger economy

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Michael Iozzi, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. U.S. stocks rose sharply on Monday, powered by two big corporate deals and news that suggests the economy is getting stronger. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)...

Japan manufacturing sentiment rises to 6-year high

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 4, 2013 file photo, people walk under a huge billboard of a Japanese fashion company in the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. A quarterly survey of business sentiment by Japan’s central bank released Monday, Dec 16, 2013, shows...

Asian stocks open mixed ahead of Fed decision

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, photo, trader Richard DeViccaro works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets were tentative Friday Dec. 13, 2013 as investors prepared for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision next...

Many trains don’t use widely available auto brakes

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, emergency personnel respond to the scene of a Metro-North passenger train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York. Metro-North trains are equipped with an automatic breaking system that might have prevented the...