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Pro-gas interests decry NY inaction on fracking

December 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, people hold signs during a rally against hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, in Albany, N.Y. As another year closes with a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York and no timetable for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to decide whether to lift it, drilling [&hellip...

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Federal judge rules NSA phone surveillance legal

December 27, 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 civil rights lawyer says the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is very disappointed that a New York judge has found that a...

Residents still without power growing frustrated

December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Karen Gibbs walks through a labyrinth of icy broken trees and downed power lines to her home on Maplehurst Drive in Belgrade, Maine on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Southeast Maine and parts of the state’s interior that have been without electricity since...

1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Aug. 14, 2013 file photo shows job seekers checking out companies at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this...

Lack of customers dooms many Cuban businesses

December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A chair sits empty in the home of Maleidy Blanco who runs a barbershop here in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. After a surge of enthusiasm, the number of islanders working for themselves has stalled for the past two years at less than 10 percent of the...

Target: Customers’ encrypted PINs were stolen

December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, a passer-by walks near an entrance to a Target retail store in Watertown, Mass. Target on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 said that customers’ encrypted PIN data was removed during the data breach that occurred...

As new film meccas flourish, artists become nomads

December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Raffael Dickreuter, a 32-year-old freelance pre-visualization artist who was born in Switzerland, poses at his workstation in West Hollywood, Calif. studio. Even as new filmmaking centers help spread Hollywood’s...

Hollywood struggles against new film meccas

December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This undated file film publicity image originally released by 20th Century Fox shows the characters Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, right, and Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington, in a scene from “Avatar.” Director James Cameron announced...

Stocks end day mostly flat in quiet trading

December 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 photo, trader John Liotti, left, and specialist Donald Civitanova work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global markets surged and Japan’s benchmark index hit a fresh five-year high Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, as...

Slow recovery from weekend ice storm stretches on

December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Cory Bean works atop a utility pole to repair a power line, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich. Bean is part of a crew from utility service company T&D Solutions out of Kentucky brought in to assist Consumers Energy with restoring power in...