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Senators ask if coal exports skirt royalties

January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 2007, file photo, a shovel prepares to dump a load of coal into a 320-ton truck at the Black Thunder Mine in Wright, Wyo. Lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of [&hellip...

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Sandy victims blast delays in flood insurance aid

January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A worker uses a bulldozer to push debris from Superstorm Sandy into a large pile in Lavallette N.J. Friday, Jan. 4, 2012, shortly before Congress voted to approve aid for storm victims. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) LAVALLETTE, N.J. (AP) — Even as Congress passed...

FDA proposes sweeping new food safety rules

January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 28, 2011 file photo shows cantaloupes rotting in the afternoon heat on a field on the Jensen Farms near Holly, Colo. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring...

Lunch meat maker Hormel orders up Skippy sandwich

January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This combination of Associated Press file photos shows a can of Spam in Philadelphia on Aug. 16, 2010, left, and a 16.3 ounce jar of Skippy peanut butter in Somerville, Mass. on Aug. 26, 2008. Hormel Foods, the company primarily known for Spam and other...

Retailers report higher December sales

January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, photo, a holiday shopper walks past a large Christmas tree at Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif. A last-minute surge in spending helped many major U.S. retailers report better-than-expected sales in...

Lens maker Cooke Optics to receive technical Oscar

January 4, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theatre as preparations continue for the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The motion picture academy says it’s extending the deadline for...

US job market resilient despite budget fight

January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 12 2012 photo a job seeker leaves his contact information with a potential employer during a job fair in New York. More Americans sought unemployment benefits in the last week of 2012, though the winter holidays likely distorted the...

Proposal would require genetically modified label

January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Chris McManus, the sponsor of Initiative 522, speaks to reporters as he stands next to boxes of signed petitions he dropped off at the state’s elections division office on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. The measure would require the labeling...

Conn. paper runs gun show ad next to Newtown story

January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This handout photo shows an ad for a gun show adjacent to an article about the Newtown, Conn. school shooting in the Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 edition of The Advocate of Stamford, Conn. A statement released Thursday by Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s...

APNewsBreak: Floods blamed for 16 pipeline spills

January 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This July 10,2011 file photo shows farmland saturated with both floodwaters from the swollen Yellowstone River as well as oil leaked from a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline upstream, near Laurel, Mont. Federal regulators say in a new report to...