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007 settlement hints at evil Blofeld’s return

November 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This 1962 file photo shows Ian Lancaster Fleming, the best-selling British author and creator of a fiction character known as secret agent, James Bond. The archvillain from the “James Bond” films, who’s often seen stroking a white cat, might be making a return to the big screen following a settlement announced Friday, Nov. [&hellip...

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AP Exclusive: US union vote won’t affect VW plans

November 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 12, 2013, file photo, workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Volkswagen supervisory board member Bernd Osterloh, head of the German automaker’s global works...

China to ease 1-child policy, abolish labor camps

November 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, a child in a stroller is accompanied by several adults on the streets of Beijing. China announced a loosening of family planning rules that limit many couples to a single child, in the first substantial change to...

Alaska governor rejects Medicaid expansion

November 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Copies of The Lewin Group’s analysis of the impact of Medicaid expansion, commissioned by the state, sit on a table at a news conference at Gov. Sean Parnell’s office in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Parnell rejected calls to expand...

Altered landscape for Sony, Microsoft consoles

November 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A man holds a Sony PlayStation 4 after he purchased it at the Lincoln Park Best Buy store in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The PlayStation 4, which launched Friday, and the Xbox One, which goes on sale next week, face a much-changed gaming and...

Filipinos abroad seek news, rally aid after Haiyan

November 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 photo, Filipino staff members at an express company in a Hong Kong shopping mall pack boxes of donations of relief goods from overseas workers to be shipped to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Workers cut off...

Pipeline explodes in North Texas; town evacuated

November 15, 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 drilling crew punctured a...

Pro-stimulus Yellen testimony cheers Asia stocks

November 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A man walks past tree branches which partially covers a billboard which reads: “China Dream is My Dream,” in Beijing, China Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Asian stock markets bounced higher Thursday after prepared testimony for the confirmation hearing...

In reversal, Obama to allow canceled health plans

November 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance...

Obama pitches economic agenda at Ohio steel plant

November 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama greets guests on the tarmac upon his arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Obama traveled to Pennsylvania to raise campaign money benefiting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo...