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Robots let doctors ‘beam’ into remote hospitals

November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 Dr. Alan Shatzel, medical director of the Mercy Telehealth Network, is displayed on the monitor RP-VITA robot at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif. The robots enable physicians to have a different bedside presence as they “beam” themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer...

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FDA issues stern warning on Medtronic devices

November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2005 file photo, The “Rising Man” symbol stands in front of the Fridley, Minn., based Medtronic. Medtronic announced Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, that the Food and Drug Administration recall of 15,000 guidewires had been...

GOP sees health care law as big 2014 opportunity

November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Nov. 15, 2013, photo, Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., walks on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Rahall over the calamitous startup of President Barack Obama’s health care law have...

Retailers take on Silicon Valley

November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Sept. 19, 2013 photo shows workers at the Target Technology Innovation Center office in San Francisco. Target Corp., based in Minneapolis is among a growing number of old-line retailers opening technology hubs in recent months in high-tech colonies,...

Michigan Tech tests if solar power works up North

November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In an Oct. 16, 2013 handout photo from Michigan Technological University, solar energy scientist Joshua Pearce, left, and Jay Meldrum, director of the Keweenaw Research Center, stand next to the array of solar panels behind the center in Calumet Township,...

Geithner to join private equity firm

November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 2, 2012 file photo shows then Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington. The former U.S. Treasury Secretary is joining private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC. The firm...

Urban hens often abandoned once egg-laying ends

November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, the sun hilights the crown of a rooster named Derek held by Bert Clouse at the Chicken Run Rescue in Minneapolis that he and his wife Mary Britton Clouse operate. They take in domestic fowl, mostly chickens, that...

Over 2K trucks block French highways in protest

November 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A farmer throws a tire towards police as farmers block a main road, facing the police, in Arles, southern France,Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Demonstrators are protesting against the controversial governmental environment “eco-tax”. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)...

Fire keeps residents away from homes 2nd night

November 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A gas pipeline burns near Milford, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. A Chevron gas pipeline exploded in rural North Texas with no injuries and officials are allowing the fire to burn out. (AP Photo/LM Otero) MILFORD, Texas (AP) — A rural North Texas town...

JPMorgan Chase reaches $4.5B deal with investors

November 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, rhe JPMorgan Chase & Co. logo is displayed at their headquarters in New York. JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, it has reached a $4.5 billion settlement with investors over...