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US toasts stronger ties with former Soviet state

December 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Secretary of State John Kerry, center, shakes hands with Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti, before posing for a group picture at the official residence, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, Chisinau, Moldova. Standing to the right of Kerry is Moldovan Prime Minister Lurie Leanca. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool) CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Between diplomatic...

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23andMe faces class action lawsuit in California

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided by 23andMe shows the company’s logo. Genetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit, Monday, Dec. 3, 2013, alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers with advertising for its personalized DNA test...

Megaload gets underway in E. Ore.

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, the megaload slowly moves up Highway 395 in Hermiston, Ore. The transport rig, carrying a 450-ton piece of oil refinery equipment, is bound for a tar sands oil development in western Canada. (AP Photo/Daily...

Washington silo collapses; worker presumed dead

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Family of the missing worker and managers from Wilcox Family Farms wait at the site of two collapsed grain silos in Roy, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. A fire chief says a worker is presumed dead after the silos collapsed on Monday. Cranes are being brought in...

Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking about the new health care law, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The President argued that his health...

Parnell wants reduced spending in next budget

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Gov. Sean Parnell speaks to a reporter in his office at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. Parnell is expected to unveil his latest budget proposal next week and says he wants to work with state legislators to reduce spending. (AP...

Woman fights ticket for driving with Google Glass

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Cecilia Abadie models her Google Glass as she talks with her attorney outside of traffic court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in San Diego. When Abadie was pulled over on suspicion of speeding in October, the officer saw she was wearing Google Glass and tacked on a...

Ill. Legislature OKs fix for $100B pension crisis

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks to lawmakers during a Pension Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois...

Stocks sink as US consumer spending worries deepen

December 3, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Specialists Joe Parisi, left, and Michael Cacace work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of economic reports that could influence when the Federal...

Year-end signups crucial test for health care site

December 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 17, 2005 file photo, Mark McClellan is seen in Maple Grove, Minn. President Barack Obama’s new and improved health care website faces another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. And if HealthCare.gov gets overwhelmed...