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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 oil refiner, at the Huangdao branch of the hospital affiliated with the Medical College of Qingdao...

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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...

New research aims to teach computers common sense

November 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Abhinav Gupta stands near one of the computer clusters used in his research at one of the computer server areas on campus at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The school is letting hundreds of computers run...

Serbia leader calls Gazprom pipeline vital

November 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, left, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, center and deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic talk, during the launching ceremony of the construction of South Stream pipeline through Serbia, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Nov. 24,...

If gov’t backs in-flight calls, will the airlines?

November 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2013, file photo, a passenger checks her cell phone before a flight in Boston. The Federal Communications Commission might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane...

Police: NY deli owners stole $1M lottery ticket

November 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this combination of two undated photos provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Mineola, N.Y., Karim Jaghab, left, and his father, Nabil Jaghab are shown. Police on Long Island say a deli owner and his son are under arrest for scamming a customer...

Modest deal breaks deadlock at UN climate talks

November 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A delegate attends the closing session of the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The talks intended to lay foundations for the new climate deal in 2015 were scheduled to...