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Seaport delay highlights shaky Vietnam economy

September 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Oct. 17, 2011, a boat passes by the abandoned Van Phong port in Khanh Hoa provinvce in southern Vietnam. All that remains of a plan by Vietnam to build a major deep water port is 114 exposed pilings trailing into the South China Sea and a barge full of rusty machinery. [&hellip...

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1,100 Mass. inmates’ cases might be tainted by lab

September 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

David Meier, right, special consul to the Governor appointed to lead the review of drug convictions which might have been compromised by a State Police drug testing lab, leads a meeting at the Department of Public Safety in Boston, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012....

Railroad: Flood damage, lost revenue may top $1M

September 25, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this photo taken Saturday Sept. 22, 2012 and provided by the Alaska Railroad, crews install a culvert below some 500 feet of dangling railroad tracks at a washout 35 miles north of Talkeetna, Alaska. The washed-out track south of Gold Creek runs parallel...

Smith Paint discounts, plus Hunter Douglas Rebates add up to Big Savings on window treatments!

September 24, 2012 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

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Kalkaska seeks to revive downtown, lure visitors

September 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

From left, Kalkaska village manager Penny Hill, brownfield redevelopment authority chair Mark Avery and village president Jeff Sieting stand near the village’s iconic trout statue, which cold become part of a park or square as part of plans to redevelop...

Decades of federal dollars helped fuel gas boom

September 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this June 25, 2012 file photo, a crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa. It sounds like a free-market success story: a new gas drilling boom driven by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,...

Conn. River dam licensing offers chance for change

September 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2001 file photo, the hydroelectric generating plant is seen in Bellows Falls, Vt. Five big hydropower stations on the Connecticut River are up for relicensing, which environmentalists say gives a rare opportunity to consider...

Romney Medicare plan: Key details still in flux

September 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney acknowledges donors after he spoke at a campaign fundraising event in Del Mar, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is the one...

WHY IT MATTERS: Global warming

September 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the morning plenary session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Obama proposed a bill that would have capped power plant carbon dioxide...

Gas drilling protests held in US, other countries

September 22, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Cynthia Walter, from the Sierra Club, and other participants rallied and signed petitions in Schenley Park during a rally against Shale gas drilling in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/John Heller) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demonstrators in the...