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Feds shut 52 unsafe bus lines in nationwide sweep

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers at one passenger bus company routinely worked more than 800 miles without rest. Maintenance at another company was so shoddy that one bus drove despite glaring evidence of brake problems. Federal bus safety regulators said Thursday they shut down those two and 50 other motor coach companies in a major [&hellip...

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Budget peace breaks out _ after Boehner tough talk

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks about the pending bipartisan budget compromise struck by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, during...

APNewsBreak: Western governors show wildlife maps

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A sample of a new, high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project the Western Governors Association plans to unveil in Las Vegas on Thursday Dec. 12, 2013 is pictured in this photo taken on a computer at the Nevada Department of Wildlife in Reno on Nov. 21, 2013....

Labor group sees progress at major Apple supplier

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman walks by a banner advertising iPhone 5c at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. A Seoul court rejected Samsung’s claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean...

Holiday shopping spree not for everyone

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, a customer places a boot back in the shoe section of the Macy’s Herald Square flagship store, in New York. The National Retail Federation estimates that sales over the four-day 2013 holiday...

Consumers’ big purchases lift hopes for US economy

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, photo, a shopper takes a selfie as crowds pour into the Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York. The government reports on sales at U.S. retailers in November on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP...

US stocks fall for a third straight day

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Lower U.S. stock prices on Thursday set up investors for what would be their third day in a row of declines. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) The stock market...

New Zealand drops charges against deadly mine boss

December 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2010 file photo, Peter Whittall, then chief executive of Pike River Coal, speaks to the media after a second explosion in the coal mines in Greymouth, New Zealand. New Zealand’s government on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 dropped...

Mexico lawmakers discuss oil industry overhaul

December 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Opposition lawmakers react as their colleagues occupy the podium at the National Congress in protest against the newly approved energy reform bill in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Mexico’s Senate, the early hours of Wednesday approved the most...

Report: Asiana crash victim was run over twice

December 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Mike O’Donnell, FAA, Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards AAS-1, left, speaks with Assistant Deputy Chief Dale Carnes, San Francisco Fire Department, as they take their seats on a panel for a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)...