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Jury “at a standstill” in ex-BP engineer’s trial

December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Mix’s trial on two counts of obstruction of justice. He is charged with deleting text messages about [&hellip...

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Stocks slip as Fed starts stimulus discussion

December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 photo, specialist William Geier, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Investors took to the sidelines Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, a day ahead of a key policy decision from the U.S. Federal Reserve that may see the...

Washington state courts Airbus amid Boeing tension

December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A Boeing 747 jet is parked in front of a Boeing Co. building Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Seattle. Even as they try desperately to hang on to Boeing, officials in Washington state have been courting the main competitor of the aerospace giant. During the past...

Deadlines set for Rapid City downtown development

December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 7, 2011, file photo, shows a model of the proposed Presidents Plaza to be built in Rapdi City, S.D. The Rapid City Council voted on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, to allow until 2016 before construction has to start on the proposed $50 million...

Deadwood slots can be linked to other states

December 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, Margaret and Scott Huber, of Sturgis, S.D., play a slot machine at Cadillac Jacks Gaming Resort in Deadwood, S.D. Casinos in Deadwood will soon be able to offer special slot machines that are linked to machines...

Most Asian markets up in directionless trading

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Greg Mulligan works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. The stock market is opening sharply higher after a pair of multibillion-dollar deals and signs of strength in U.S. manufacturing. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) MANILA,...

Jury deliberates in ex-BP engineer’s trial

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Mix’s trial on two counts of...

As NORAD Tracks Santa, critics track NORAD

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2012 file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house,during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace...

National Finals Rodeo may move to Florida in 2015

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2013 file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Randall Carlisle, of Baton Rouge, La., competes in the Tie-Down Event on Day 8 of the National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. The National Finals...

Judge: NSA program is likely unconstitutional

December 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This June 6, 2013 file photo shows a sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A federal judge says the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches....