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Divers removing sunken I-5 Skagit River bridge

May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Steel beams are removed from the water in Mount Vernon, Wash., Tuesday, May 28, 2013 following the collapse of a section of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River last week. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Ellen M. Banner) MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Divers probably have a couple more days of work to remove the [&hellip...

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OPEC keeps oil output target at 30 million barrels

May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

General view of a meeting of oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Friday, May. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Hans Punz) VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers reached quick agreement Friday...

Stocks plummet in late trading but end May higher

May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, May 28, 2013, photo, Traders gather at the post that handles Hertz on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures slumped on the final trading day of May, with new data showing that consumers pulled back from their breakneck...

Prototype offshore wind turbine launched in Maine

May 31, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Habib Dagher, the Universty of Maine professor who heads the school’s Offshore Wind Laboratory, watches preparations for the launching of North America’s first floating wind turbine, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Brewer, Maine. The 9,000-pound...

Asian stock markets mixed after US lukewarm data

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Passers-by watch an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed down 737.43 points, or 5.15 percent, at 13,589.03 on Thursday as concerns that the Federal Reserve might start scaling back...

Ex-Mexico president praises Wash. pot businessmen

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Vicente Fox waits to speak at a news conference Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Seattle. Diego Pellicer Inc. announced recent acquisitions of medical marijuana dispensary chains in Washington and Colorado, creating the first national brand of retail cannabis....

Calif. Assembly passes bill to raise minimum wage

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, right, talks with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, after his minimum wage measure was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, May 30, 2013. If approved by the Senate and signed by the governor,...

Assembly debates bill on hospital charity care

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, grimaces as the votes are posted showing his measure to force nonprofit hospitals to prove they provide enough charitable care to justify their tax-exempt status failed to get enough votes for approval at the Capitol in...

Trash hauler’s record probed in Md. derailment

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

AP10ThingsToSee – This image made from video provided by James LeBrun shows an explosion outside Baltimore on Tuesday, May, 28, 2013 after a train derailed in White Marsh, Md. (AP Photo/James LeBrun) ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — A trash hauler whose truck was...

Chicago Sun-Times lays off photography staff

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 10, 2008 file photo by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John H. White from the Chicago Sun-Times shows Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich leaving his home in Chicago through a back alley a day after he was arrested on federal corruption...