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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 hometown of Winsted, Conn. Nader said the museum will detail [&hellip...

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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...

Detroit bankruptcy another setback for unions

July 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 24, 2013 file photo protesters carry a sign outside the Levin Federal Courthouse in Detroit. Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing is a major setback for public sector unions that have spent years trying to ward off cuts to the...

FAA certifies first 2 drones for domestic flight

July 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Nick Morgan, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, prepares to launch the Puma drone into the wind on the stern of the Research Vessel Tatoosh during a research mission near the Quillayute Needles Archipelago off the coast of La Push, in a...

Texas oilman, fracking pioneer Mitchell dies at 94

July 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Nov. 8, 2007 photo, George P. Mitchell poses with a statue himself at The Woodlands at Town Green Park in The Woodlands, Texas. Mitchell, Texas oil man, real estate developer, and one of Houston’s wealthiest businessmen, died Friday, July 26,...

Hacker who made ATMs spit out cash dies in Calif.

July 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 28, 2010 file photo, Barnaby Jack demonstrates an attack on two automated teller machines during the Black Hat technology conference in Las Vegas. JACK, a prominent hacker who discovered a way to have ATM machines spit out cash and...

Vegas casino expansion pushes out 9/11 memorial

July 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 22, 2011 file photo, Victor, left, and Ben Ortega, brothers from El Paso, Texas, walk along the September 11 memorial outside the New York-New York casino, in Las Vegas. The memorial, which held a rotating collection of firefighter...