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US overhauls process for recognizing Indian tribes

August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 photo, Alan Russell, chairman of the Schaghticoke tribe walks in the tribe’s burial ground on reservation land in Kent, Conn. A rule change proposed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs could make dozens of American Indian tribes across the country newly eligible for federal recognition by requiring that they [&hellip...

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Food stamp use growing at Michigan farmers markets

August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Aug. 21, 2013 photo, Lynn Phillips, of Rudich Farms in Ray Township, Mich., accepts EBT tokens from Orion Township residents Amy Weronka, right, and her daughter Diana in exchange for produce at the Lake Orion, Mich., Farmers Market. (AP Photo/Detroit...

Fracking health project puts numbers to debate

August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 27, 2011 file photo, workers stand behind the top of a pump for the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas at a Range Resources site in Claysville, Pa. A project examining the local health...

Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states

August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 9, 2013 file photo, Stephen Acquario, executive director of the New York State Association of Counties, attends a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Acquario is among hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20...

Why it’s time to revisit European stocks

August 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday March 14, 2013 file photo, a trader uses a phone at the Frankfurt, Germany, stock exchange as the DAX climbed above 8,000 points. Fund managers and market strategists say the last several months of better economic news in mid...

NY AG sues Trump, ‘Trump University,’ claims fraud

August 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this May 23, 2005 file photo, real estate mogul and Reality TV star Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him at a news conference in New York where he announced the establishment of Trump University. New York Attorney General Eric...

Even without Bernanke, Jackson Hole’s a hot ticket

August 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, and Stanley Fischer, right, Governor of the Bank of Israel, talk together outside the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, at Grand Teton National Park near...

California vies for new space industry

August 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 29, 2013 photo provided by Virgin Galactic, the company’s SpaceShipTwo fires its rockets over Mojave, Calif. after it was dropped from its “mothership,” WhiteKnightTwo. It is one of several new private ventures...

EU official: Greece may get another $13.36 billion

August 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A homeless man walks next to shuttered shops in a shopping arcade decorated with Greek flags in central Athens, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. A top European Central Bank official headed to Athens on Wednesday to discuss progress on Greece’s fiscal...

Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months

August 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Ballmer, who helped build Microsoft into a technology empire and then struggled to prevent it from crumbling under his own leadership, will retire...