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Wash. proposal restricts buying, deploying drones

February 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This April 27, 2012, photo shows the Draganflyer X6 helicopter in Seattle. The mayor of Seattle is ending the police department’s drone program after local residents protested, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Alan Berner) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLEPI.COM OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT SEATTLE (AP) — A new bill introduced by a Republican...

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Kids rewarded for good manners at Wash. restaurant

February 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo provided by Laura King shows the King family, from left, Chris, Miles, Sydney, Laura and Elle. To Laura King, her three children were acting normal while enjoying dinner at the Italian restaurant in their hometown in Washington state. But staffers...

Venezuela sharply devalues its currency

February 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2007 file photo, a woman looks at oversized versions of the new Venezuelan currency, coined the ‘Strong Bolivar’ in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela’s government announced Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, that it is devaluing...

Coal sales investigated by feds; no violations yet

February 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Aug. 22, 2006 file photo shows a coal mine seen from the air in northeast Wyoming near Gillette, Wyo. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 that federal review has so far found no evidence mining companies...

Super Bowl blackout was caused by electrical relay

February 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – Fans and members of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers wait for power to return in the Superdome in a Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, file photo, during an outage in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, in New Orleans....

Asia stocks rise ahead of China’s inflation data

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 photo, job applicants, right, complete forms at a job fair sponsored by Swissport, in Newark N.J. The Labor Department reports Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits for the...

EU leaders battle over budget at tough summit

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman walks through heavy snow and rain showers in front of the European Council building in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. European Union leaders braced for all-night negotiations in Brussels to try and strike a deal on EU spending for the next seven...

US consumer debt up in Dec. on student, auto loans

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photo, a “Sale” sign is reflected in a mirror as a shopper walks though the women’s section of an H&M store in Atlanta. The Federal Reserve reports how much consumers borrowed in December on Thursday,...

Christie again vetoes NJ’s Internet gambling law

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Joggers run on the Atlantic City N.J. Boardwalk on Feb. 6, 2013, a day before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have allowed Internet gambling in his state. But Christie said he would sign a future bill that sets a 10-year trial period...

Calif. seeks to adopt nation’s toughest gun laws

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, discusses his support for a package of proposed gun control legislation at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Senate Democrats unveiled a package of 10 proposed laws designed...