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Businessman, Jewish advocate Bronfman dies

December 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 28, 1983 file photo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, and Edgar Bronfman, center, president of the World Jewish Congress, meet with American Jewish leaders in Washington. Bronfman, a Canadian born billionaire and longtime World Jewish Congress president died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in New York, at the age of 84. [&hellip...

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Solar energy projects finally getting boost in NY

December 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Dec. 10, 2013, photo provided by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Department shows solar panels at the sheriff’s department in Romulus, N.Y. The project in Romulus that will produce much of the electricity for the sheriff’s department was...

Weak US card security made Target a juicy target

December 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2008 file photo, a customer signs his credit card receipt at a Target store in Tallahassee, Fla. The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at...

Venezuela car owners unfazed by planned fuel hike

December 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 photo, an image of Jesus Christ decorates the car dashboard display of a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu in Caracas, Venezuela. The loud, steady roar of Nixon-era gas guzzlers is sounding a little less muscular these days on the...

To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

December 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, DEC. 23 – In this photo taken Oct. 22, 2013, work continues at Denbury Resources Inc.’s, Tinsley Facility in Tinsley, Miss. Denbury Resources hopes to bring new life to old oil fields by pumping in carbon dioxide to force...

Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs

December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Cuba’s President Raul Castro walks towards a podium to deliver his speech at the closing of the second day of a twice-annual legislative sessions, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Castro issued a stern warning to...

California fishers say quota system is all wet

December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 photo, a sea lion sits near netting on the back of fisherman Jiri Nozicka’s wooden trawler, the San Giovanni, in Monterey, Calif. A federal fishing program that requires human monitors to be on every fishing boat to ensure...

Axiall investigates cause of fire at La. plant

December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, smoke billows from the Axiall Corp. chemical plant in Westlake, La. The company is investigating what caused the explosion and fire, which released toxic chemicals and sent a dozen motorists who inhaled fumes to hospitals in Lake...

In woods of south NJ, pipeline plan stirs emotions

December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

The sun shines through snow-covered pine trees in the New Jersey Pinelands in Manchester, N.J. on Dec. 11, 2013. Cape May County officials are endorsing a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands area to connect with a power...

Online shopping popular, but won’t save season

December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, photo, a sign for a shopping application is placed at the toys section in Kmart, in New York. Mobile shopping accounts for about 10 percent of online sales this season, but it made up half of all online traffic during Black...