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Weekly US jobless claims drop 42K to 338K

December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Jona Caldwell joins a long line of job seekers outside the Ferguson Community Center in Cordova, Tenn. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in the last week on Dec. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber, File) [&hellip...

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Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in...

Stocks up on job market news; Bond yields rise

December 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Michael Smyth, left, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks were poised to open higher Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, as Wall Street returns from the Christmas holiday,...

Santa’s sleigh delayed after snags at UPS, FedEx

December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, package handler Chris Addison arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City, Mo. Santa’s sleigh didn’t make it in time for Christmas for some this year...

Turkey: Government reshuffle after ministers quit

December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken late Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, is flanked by his wife Emine Erdogan, right, and Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, left, as he addresses supporers at the Esenboga Airport, Ankara,...

Seattle building that burned was site of massacre

December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

An estimated 90 firefighters battled a blaze that began around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in Seattle. The fire forced more than 20 people living nearby to evacuate, fire officials said Tuesday. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the...

Resort closely tied to NH primary lies fallow

December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This May 10, 2012, file photo shows the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch, N.H. The hotel is the site of the first voters every four years for the nation’s earliest presidential primary. Two years ago the hotel was sold, but the...

End of an era as smelter closes in Missouri town

December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Nov. 15, 2013 photo, a “No Trespassing” sign is seen on a fence near Doe Run Co.’s lead smelter in Herculaneum, Mo. The nation’s only primary lead smelter and the unquestioned center of the tiny town 25 miles south of St....

Cafe in SC combination eatery-museum-vets hangout

December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Dec. 17, 2013, photo shows flags hanging from the ceiling of the Veterans Cafe in Myrtle Beach, S.C. In the four years the cafe has been open it has become a combination of an eatery, a military museum and place to hang out for those who served the...

NM eyes new tourism amid same-sex marriage ruling

December 25, 2013 • Business, State NewsComments (0)

Staff Sgt. Aisha McClain, left, and Shannelle Williams kiss after getting married at the Doña Ana County Government Center on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Las Cruces, N.M. The New Mexico’s highest court declared it was unconstitutional to deny marriage...