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Obama picks budget official to run troubled IRS

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday May 15, 2013. Obama announced the resignation of Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, the top official at the IRS. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

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Mining tax cap repeal clears Nev. Assembly panel

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Mining lobbyist James Wadhams answers media questions following a hearing at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The Assembly Taxation Committee approved a measure Thursday to repeal the constitutional tax cap on net...

Agency to consider listing for Alaska lake seals

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this June 2011 photo released by NOAA Fisheries, harbor seals lie in the sun on a sandbar on Iliamna Lake, Alaska, during a summer survey. The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Thursday May 16, 2013 it will consider listing a population of harbor...

Venezuelans scrambling to find scarce toilet paper

May 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A customer leaves a private super market with her purchases, including toilet paper, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities _ toilet...

Fast-food workers protest, rally in Milwaukee

May 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Lucia Gibbs, center, smiles as she is applauded by strikers, following her walk off the job at McDonalds on North 27th and West Capitol Drive, in Milwaukee, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Gibbs has worked at McDonalds for the past year, and says her actions...

Did Whittemore’s money have strings attached?

May 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Harvey Whittemore and his wife, Annette, arrive at federal court in Reno for the start of his trial, Tuesday May 14, 2013. U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks began questioning potential jurors for what is expected to be a two-week trial for Whittemore on charges...

J-Lo named chief creative officer of NUVOtv

May 15, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 26, 2013 file photo released by Verizon Wireless shows singer Jennifer Lopez at the Verizon Wireless meet Jennifer Lopez Flyaway Contest in Santa Monica, Calif. Lopez is the newly appointed chief creative officer of the NUVOtv network....

Gas prices jump above $4 a gallon in Minnesota

May 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A service person works on sign at BP station at 35E and County Road E in Vadnais Heights, Minn., Tuesday, May 15, 2013. Gas prices in the Twin cities have exceeded the $4.00 per gallon mark. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Marlin Levison) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST....

IRS commissioner ousted over tea party targeting

May 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday May 15, 2013. Obama announced the resignation of Acting IRS Commissioner...

Obama: IRS acting commissioner being ousted

May 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday May 15, 2013. The president spoke after discussing the IRS...