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Wash. high court strikes supermajority for taxes

February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Initiative activist Tim Eyman speaks to the media in front of the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Olympia, Wash. Eyman responded to a Supreme Court ruling that overturned one of his initiatives that limited the ability of the Legislature to raise taxes. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte) SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court [&hellip...

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Grant helps Idaho schools plug into online classes

February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, American educator and entrepreneur, Salman Khan, left, and Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim participate in a news conference at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City. The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson...

Utility: Gas leak may have caused fatal blast

February 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Firefighters work the scene of an explosion that destroyed a home and killed a man Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Royal Oak, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A utility says gas...

Senate confirms Lew as Treasury secretary

February 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, Jack Lew testifies at his confirmation hearing to be the new Treasury Secretary in Washington. The Senate confirmed Lew on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack...

Michelle Obama highlights obesity progress in MS

February 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

First lady Michelle Obama and Food Network chef Rachel Ray discuss the lunches students from the Eastside and Northside Elementary Schools receive “Let’s Move!” program at the Clinton, Miss., schools Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. The pair...

Wireless connections creep into everyday things

February 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Feb. 26, 2013, photo man is pictured inside of a Car Volvo V60 P-IH at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain. The first wave of the wireless revolution was getting people to talk to each...

JC Penney posts 4th straight big loss, sales drop

February 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, a shopper drags her purchases past a line of customers waiting to pay at a J.C. Penney store, in Las Vegas. The mid-priced department store chain on Wednesday, Feb. 26. 2013. reported another much...

Toni Morrison talks to Google about creativity

February 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Author Toni Morrison, right, speaks during an interview about her latest book “Home,” with host Torrence Boone during Google’s online series, “Authors At Google,” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto...

Wireless connections creep into everyday things

February 27, 2013 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 26, 2013, photo man is pictured inside of a Car Volvo V60 P-IH at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain. The first wave of the wireless revolution was getting people to talk to each...

Tweets allow peek at life in NKorea in real time

February 27, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this photo posted on Instagram, a man walks in Pyongyang, North Korea, under a new roadside banner referring to North Korea’s controversial Feb. 12 nuclear test Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Tweeting and uploading to Instagram is pretty ordinary stuff in...