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US factory boss held hostage by workers in Beijing

June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, looks out from a window after he was hostage by workers inside his plant at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park in Qiao Zi township of Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing, China Monday, June 24, 2013. An American executive said Monday Starnes has been held [&hellip...

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Thousands of Wash. workers get furlough notices

June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to the media about progress on budget negotiations, Monday, June 24, 2013, in Olympia, Wash. Thousands of furlough notices were sent out to state workers in advance of a potential government shutdown on July 1, but Inslee...

Documents show IRS also screened liberal groups

June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 6, 2013 file photo, acting IRS commissioner Danny Werfel testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Werfel unveils his plan to fix an agency besieged by scandal. President Barack Obama ordered Werfel to conduct a 30-day review of the...

Brazil sets $23B hike for transit after protests

June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

People march toward the Cinelandia square during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 24, 2013. Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff said Monday her government will spend $23 billion more on public transportation and announced five core areas that...

Immigration bill clears Senate test

June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Sen. John Hoeven, N.D., leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. At the start of a crucial week for far-reaching immigration legislation backed by the White House, the Senate headed Monday for the...

Man emerges from Michigan oil line after protest

June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Officials respond to the scene where a protester is reported to be inside a pipeline at the Enbridge Inc. facility near Marshall, Mich., Monday morning, June 24, 2013. A group of protesters at the site wants Enbridge Inc. to stop construction on a new...

Indiana grain elevator blast kills 1 worker

June 25, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A concrete grain silo in Union Mills, Ind. after an explosion reportedly destroyed the top of the structure on Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/La Porte County Herald Argus, Matt Fritz) UNION MILLS, Ind. (AP) — An explosion Monday inside a grain elevator...

Smithfield drops Paula Deen as spokeswoman

June 25, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This undated image released by Smithfield Foods shows celebrity chef Paula Deen wearing a Smithfield apron as she stands in front of various Smithfield meat products. On Monday, June 24, 2013, Smithfield Foods said it was dropping Deen as a...

Southwest planes flying after computer glitch

June 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Feb. 9, 2012 file photo, a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 waits to take off at Chicago’s Midway Airport as another lands. A spokesman for Southwest Airlines says all departing flights have been grounded due to a system-wide computer problem,...

Brazil: Thousands protest anew, but crowds smaller

June 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

People march toward the Mineirao stadium, before the start of the Confederations Cup soccer match between Japan and Mexico, during a protest in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2013. Demonstrators once again took to the streets of Brazil on...