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Prospects for budget legislation solid in Senate

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. heads to the Senate floor to vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns. Final passage is expected next week in the Senate. (AP...

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New boat seeks safer fishing on deadly Bering Sea

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This computer drawing provided by Blue North Fisheries shows a new 191-foot commercial fishing boat design. The boat is intended to be safer for workers by positioning fishermen behind the protection of the boat’s hull instead of up on deck, and...

Stocks mixed after 3-day downturn

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, photo, trader Richard DeViccaro works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets were tentative Friday Dec. 13, 2013 as investors prepared for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision next...

Daunting days ahead as Mexico readies oil opening

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

An opposition lawmaker reads the newspaper a day after dozens of leftist lawmakers take over the lower house trying to block discussion of the energy reform bill in Mexico City, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Mexico’s Senate, in the early hours of Wednesday...

Venezuelan inflation spoils Christmas tradition

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Nov. 23, 2013 photo shows the inner ingredients of a hallaca, a corn dough tamale, during its preparation at a Christmas fair in a state-owned market in Caracas, Venezuela. Green olives, raisins and capers provide savory accents before the creation is...

Defense bill aims to address sexual assault crisis

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, followed by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., arrive for their news conference on budget, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP)...

Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, LG Electronics’s smartphone G Flex is displayed during a media event at its head office in Seoul, South Korea. In a foreshadowing of things to come, LG Electronics Inc. is boasting about the G...

Crash probe renews debate over culture in aviation

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Mike O’Donnell, FAA, Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards AAS-1, left, speaks with Assistant Deputy Chief Dale Carnes, San Francisco Fire Department, as they take their seats on a panel for a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)...

Feds shut 52 unsafe bus lines in nationwide sweep

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers at one passenger bus company routinely worked more than 800 miles without rest. Maintenance at another company was so shoddy that one bus drove despite glaring evidence of brake problems. Federal bus safety regulators said...

Budget peace breaks out _ after Boehner tough talk

December 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks about the pending bipartisan budget compromise struck by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, during...