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Spanish train crash driver charged provisionally

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Relatives of the train crash victims collect the luggage that was under police custody in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013. The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed was being questioned by a judge on Sunday as officials tried to determine if he was responsible for the accident, which [&hellip...

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Differences small between student loan bills

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, speaks with reporters just before the final vote on whether to reverse the recent hike in rates for government student loans, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Interest...

Some say industry arrogance fueled fracking anger

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2006, file photo, then-Shell Oil Co. president John Hofmeister addresses a conference to discuss the protection of and potential threats to national and global critical infrastructures in Washington. In a recent interview with AP,...

Treasury’s Lew: Congress needs to pass debt limit

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In an April 16, 2013, file photo Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Budget Committee. Congress needs to raise the debt limit and take away the “cloud of uncertainty” about the...

New fruit fly could hurt Maine wild-blueberry crop

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo provided by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension shows a fly trap by blueberries. Maine’s wild blueberry growers are monitoring their fields for a harmful new fruit fly that arrived in the U.S. five years ago and poses a threat to the...

Ralph Nader’s new cause: Tort law museum in Conn.

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 27, 2008 file photo, Ralph Nader speaks to supporters as he campaigns for his 2008 independent presidential bid in Waterbury, Conn. Nader is planning the American Museum of Tort Law, to be built in a former bank building in his...

Obama: Next Fed head should consider average Joes

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday Jan. 25, 2005, file photo, a nameplate is affixed to the chair of US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan in the main meeting room of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington. The White House...

Warm weather means early Calif. wine grape harvest

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Friday, July 26, 2013, veraison, the onset of ripening, is shown on Cabernet Sauvignon grapes at the Opus One winery in Oakville, Calif. One thing that is certain about the weather in California’s premiere wine grape-growing region is...

Rig for relief well being positioned at gas leak

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A fire is seen on the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Natural gas spewed uncontrolled from the well on Tuesday after a blowout that forced the evacuation of 44 workers aboard the drilling...

China, EU reach settlement on solar panels

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this July 17, 2013 photo, workers assemble solar panels at a factory in Hefei, in central China’s Anhui province. The Europe Union and Chinese solar panel exporters said Saturday, July 27, 2013 that they had reached a settlement in their long trade...