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Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, the Pittsburgh skyline rises above the waters of the Ohio River, which starts at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers in Pittsburgh. The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal, [&hellip...

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Maybe not sci-fi, but robots readied for big tests

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo made on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, robotics engineer Jordan Brindza explains how he and the team use multiple computer displays to make sure the CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform robot, known as CHIMP, operates properly at the National...

Maine tree growers busy with shortened season

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 photo, a Fraser fir grown in Aroostook County sells for $75 in Freeport, Maine. Maine Christmas tree growers are scrambling to meet demand during a compressed holiday season. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) —...

21 workers killed in gas blast at Chinese mine

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, miners wait at the entrance to the Baiyanggou coal mine after a gas explosion occurred, in Xinjiang region’s Changji prefecture, western China. An official at the Xinjiang...

Vegas developer selling $7.85M mansion for bitcoin

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

From left, Craig Tann, Laura and Jack Sommer stand in front of the Sommers’ home in Las Vegas’s Spanish Trail neighborhood on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Jack Sommer, a casino owner-turned-commercial developer, is asking $7.85 million to sell the...

Ford set to digitize material for online museum

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, the original letter of resignation by the founder of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford dated on September 20, 1945 is shown off at the Ford archives building in Dearborn, Mich. Ford and the Henry Ford museum are...

Politics color governors’ decisions on Medicaid

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2011 file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks in Reno. Partisan politics are coloring governors’ decisions on whether to expand Medicaid in their states, affecting billions of dollars and thousands of low-income...

Japan, ASEAN vow to ensure freedom of navigation

December 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence after summit meetings with 10 Southeast Asian countries, in Tokyo, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Abe urged China to rescind a maritime air defense zone over the East...

Ski runs open at Angel Fire, Sandia

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided Friday Dec. 13, 2013 by Angel Fire Resort shows skiers on the ski lift at the resort in angel Fire, N.M. Angel Fire Resort in northern New Mexico and Sandia Peak Ski Area just outside of Albuquerque opened Friday as the latest blast of...

Prospects for budget legislation solid in Senate

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. heads to the Senate floor to vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and...