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Katie Couric to anchor Yahoo’s video news coverage

November 26, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 23, 2013 file photo shows TV host Katie Couric at the Somaly Mam Foundation Gala in New York. Couric is joining Yahoo to anchor a news program for the Internet company as it tries to expand its audience and sell more advertising. An announcement on Monday, Nov. 25, confirms recent published [&hellip...

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Judge blocks sale of Calif. high-speed rail bonds

November 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 17, 2013, a passenger waits to board an Amtrak California train in Madera, Calif. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ruled Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, to reject a request from the California High-Speed Rail...

SD corn harvest near done; low prices big concern

November 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo, corn flows from a combine into a grain wagon as harvest workers move through a cornfield on a farm in Aberdeen, S.D. South Dakota farmers are nearly finished with the corn and soybean harvest. (AP Photo/Aberdeen...

Tobacco whistleblower dies in Mississippi

November 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Williams family shows Merrell Williams Jr., a one-time Kentucky paralegal who took on Big Tobacco as a whistleblower and leaked internal documents exposing health risks and the addictiveness of cigarettes. Williams Jr. died...

Meningitis victims hope for Mass. criminal charges

November 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Jill Bloser, 43, of Charleston, S.C., holds a photo of her mother Lilian Cary, from a memorial service in Howell, Mich. George Cary, whose wife’s death was linked to the national outbreak of fungal...

China president visits injured in deadly oil blast

November 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, visits a patient injured in deadly explosions that ripped through residential and commercial roads from a ruptured pipeline owned by the country’s largest...

New ship’s Capt. Kirk is used to ‘Star Trek’ jokes

November 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In a Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, tours the Zumwalt destroyer at Bath Iron Works during his first visit to Maine since being confirmed, in Bath, Maine. The skipper of the technology-laden Zumwalt...

Americans not willing to spend without deals

November 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Shoppers riding an escalator, approach Old Navy store at Atlantic Terminal Mall on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in New York. Despite signs that the economy is improving, big store chains like Wal-Mart and Kohl’s don’t expect Americans to have much holiday...

Gamblers optimistic for NJ Internet betting

November 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Joseph Brennen tries to log on to a gambling site while at a highway rest stop in Egg Harbor Township NJ on the first night of New Jersey’s Internet gambling test. Despite the initial glitches as New Jersey’s Internet...

Iowans worry about ethanol’s lost political clout

November 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2011, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum looks at corn plants during a tour of Pioneer Hi-Bred Carver Center in Johnston, Iowa. Santorum called for ending federal support for...