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Longtime Barron’s writer Alan Abelson dies at 87

May 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated image provided by Dow Jones shows Alan Abelson. Alan Abelson, an editor and columnist at the business publication Barron’s for 57 years, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the age of 87. NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Abelson, who spent 57 years as a writer, editor and chief columnist for financial news publication [&hellip...

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Makeup artist says Jackson was pushed to rehearse

May 9, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces several concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. Jackson’s longtime makeup artist tearfully described to jurors in a Los Angeles...

Got all your Spring cleaning done? Now would be a great time to get your carpets and tile cleaned.

May 9, 2013 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Got all your Spring cleaning done? Now would be a great time to get your carpets and tile cleaned. Harry Allison and Chelsie Allison and Glenn Allison (plus Harry Allison, not shown) of Allison’s Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, stand with...

Bolivia’s challenge: Making coca palatable

May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this April 12, 2013 photo, a man walks through the Ebococa industrial plant in Villa Tunari, Bolivia. The government of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has tried to promote coca foods through culinary festivals and incentives for private companies...

Dancer says she gave warnings about Jackson health

May 8, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. An expert told jurors Tuesday May 7, 2013 that Michael Jackson’s doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction....

Enron’s Skilling could see 10-year sentence cut

May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2006 file photo, former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling leaves the federal courthouse after Skilling was sentenced to 292 months in federal prison, in Houston. Federal prosecutors and attorneys for Skilling say they have reached an...

High hospital bills go public, but will it help?

May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo medical bills are spread out on the kitchen table of a cancer patient in Salem, Va. Hospitals across the country, and even within the same city, sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same...

San Fran Bay Bridge repair could cost $5M-$10M

May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Bridge engineer Brian Maroney uses a model to explain the broken rod issue on the new span of the Bay Bridge and the fix they are proposing after the Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee meeting at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in Oakland,...

Export coal deal stalls as companies renegotiate

May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this undated file photo provided by Ambre Energy, a dragline moves earth at the Decker Coal Mine in Decker, Mont. Court documents show Cloud Peak Energy and Australia-based Ambre Energy are renegotiating the terms of a deal that called for...

Montana tribe suspends indicted leaders

May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Chippewa Cree tribal leader John “Chance” Houle, left, walks out of U.S. District Court in Great Falls, Mont., after being arraigned on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Houle and four others are accused of diverting federal stimulus funds. The Chippewa Cree...