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Bill would help farmworkers collect back wages

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

State Sen. William Monning, D- Carmel, urges lawmakers to approve his bill that would hold successor farm labor contractors liable for wages owned to farmworkers, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. The bill, SB168 was approved by the Senate on a 23-11 vote and sent to the governor.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SACRAMENTO, [&hellip...

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Mexico ships 1st load of best tequila to China

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Women dressed in costumes stand in front of a line of cargo trucks during a ceremony marking the departure of the first load of blue agave tequila to China in Zapopan, Mexico, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Mexico has shipped its first load of blue agave tequila,...

Thousands may have claims in casino overtime case

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 6, 2010 image provided by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, is shown in Las Vegas. Lawyers say they’re trying to contact more than 7,000 current and former employees of The Cosmopolitan resort who...

After tough August, investors face scary September

August 30, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Jason Hardzewicz, a floor official and trader for Barclays, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in New York. Disappointing news on consumer spending helped pull stocks lower Friday in a quiet end to the...

Consumer prices climb in Japan, retail sales fall

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 2, 201 file photo, shoppers inspect clothes at a clothing store in Tokyo. Japan released data on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 showing its economic recovery gained momentum in July, as manufacturing accelerated and consumer prices rose for a...

Chevron exec says Argentine venture worth the risk

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Ali Moshiri, Chevron’s head of Latin America, Middle East and Africa, right, and Miguel Galuccio, CEO of Argentina’s state-controlled YPF oil company, speak before the start of a joint news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 29,...

Fast-food workers stage largest protests yet

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Protestors demonstrate outside a fast food restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. Fast-food protests were under way Thursday in U.S. cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers expecting the biggest national walkouts yet in...

Midwest hot, dry spell brings back drought worries

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this Aug. 27, 2013, file photo an ear of corn hangs on a withered stalk in Farmingdale, Ill., corn field. A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and the impact it...

Cotton growers see bugs, disease ahead of harvest

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Sept. 5, 2012, cotton grows in a field near Coy, Ark. Arkansas cotton acreage is down sharply in 2013, putting pressure on the state’s cotton gins. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas cotton growers have...

J&J launches new cap to curb Tylenol overdoses

August 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated product image provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a bottle of Extra Strength Tylenol bearing a new warning label on the cap alerting users to potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the pain reliever. Johnson & Johnson, the company...