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Obama: ‘No excuse’ for health care signup problems

October 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care law’s rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade of computer issues. (AP...

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Super smog hits north China city; flights canceled

October 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A man pushes a bike onto a bridge during a day of heavy pollution in Harbin in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province Monday Oct. 21, 2013. Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times...

Strike averted at Puget Sound-area grocery stores

October 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Jeff Ellis, with United Food and Commercial Workers 367 out of Pierce County, loads signs into the back of his car in front of the UFCW office in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood so he can take them for distribution in case their is a grocery worker’s...

Brazil oil block goes to Shell, Total, China firms

October 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

PPSA President Oswaldo Pedrosa, center, poses with Brazil’s Minister of Mines and Energy Edison Lobao, second from left, National Oil Agency executive Sergio Henrique de Souza Almeida, second from right, and other unidentified oil company...

Mich. gov. dissolving fund with anonymous donors

October 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks about an increase in employment during a press conference at Midwest Bus Corporation on Monday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2013 in Owosso, Mich. The company will increase to more than 100 employees by year’s end. (AP Photo/The Flint...

Discover Financial’s profit falls 8 percent in 3Q

October 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This June 23, 2011 file photo shows Discover cards arranged for a photo in Overland Park, Kan. Discover Financial Services on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 said its third-quarter net income fell 8 percent, as the lender set aside more funds to cover...

NSA spy program reporter promises more bombshells

October 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Associated Press Denver News Editor James Anderson, right, facilitates a question and answer session with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald via teleconference from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, during an event at the annual conference of the 69th Annual...

Blogger: Cubans use creativity to get info online

October 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Yoani Sanchez, a dissident blogger from Havana, Cuba, talks about the difficulties of practicing her brand of news gathering during a session at the 69th Annual General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association in a hotel in downtown Denver on Sunday,...

Panel examines future of medical pot in Wash.

October 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, patient Matthew Dillon, left, has his blood pressure checked by Ella Miltner as he is examined while renewing his authorization for a medical marijuana prescription at the Choice Wellness Center in Seattle. A state...

Luxembourg prime minister’s party wins most votes

October 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Leader of the Christian Democrat party Jean-Claude Juncker speaks with the media at his election headquarters in Luxembourg on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. The Christian Democrat party of long-serving Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker easily remained the biggest...