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Billionaire’s coal struggles irking biz owners

June 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 2, 2010 file photo released by The Greenbrier Resort, The Greenbrier Resort owner and chairman Jim Justice attends the gala opening of The Greenbrier Casino Club, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Worth an estimated $1.7 billion, Justice is a prominent member of the tiny West Virginia community of Lewisburg, keeping [&hellip...

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End of BP cleaning crews leaves questions on Gulf

June 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, June 11, 2013, photo, a small shell is embedded in a tar ball on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. After three years and $14 billion worth of work following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the petroleum giant and the Coast Guard say...

Russian tycoon wants to move mind to machine

June 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro holds a model of a Telenoid as he addresses the Global Future 2045 Congress, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Lincoln Center in New York. Some of humanity’s best brains are gathering in New York to discuss how our minds can outlive our...

Couple find calling in bringing smiles to others

June 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this April 27, 2013 photo, children smile at Judy and Gary Kopff as they make their way to a fundraiser for the childhood cancer charity, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, in Bethesda, Md. The two, now retired, volunteer their time in hospitals and...

IRS scandals threaten funding for health care law

June 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., right, talks with House Financial Services and General Government subcommittee Chairman Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 3, 2013, at the start of a hearing...

Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure

June 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2008, file photo President Bush waves after signing a 15-day extension of the Protect America Act after a speech in Las Vegas. Sternly prodding Congress, Bush told lawmakers they were jeopardizing the nation’s safety by...

Analysis: Albany’s session ends with lots of flash

June 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Monday, June 3, 2013, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a meeting for his Tax-Free New York plan at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany, in Albany, N.Y. New York’s end-of-session...

Google launches Internet-beaming balloons

June 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Tania Gilchrist stands outside her home below a red Google Internet receiver after agreeing to participate in Google’s balloon testing program in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, June 14, 2013. Google is testing balloons which sail in the stratosphere...

Whole Foods revises employee language policy

June 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A Whole Foods Market in Albuquerque, N.M. is shown Thursday June 6, 2013 during lunch time. Two employees at this Albuquerque store say they were suspended last month after complaining about being told they couldn’t speak Spanish to each other while on...

Less US urgency at G-8 in call for European growth

June 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 19, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama, third from left, participates in a luncheon at the G-8 Summit at Camp David, Md. A year after Obama made an emphatic pitch to Europe’s economic powers to focus more on economic growth...