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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 to close loopholes in existing gun regulations, keep firearms and ammunition out of the hands of...

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House Dem pushes $1.60 cigarette tax hike

February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A smoker takes a break outside the Transportation Building at the State Capitol complex Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn., where the Minnesota House is hearing a proposal to double the state tax on cigarettes while Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a...

Chris Brown returns to court for probation issues

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, Chris Brown looks on alongside his attorney Mark Geragos during his sentencing for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles. Brown returns to a Los Angeles court on...

Review: iPhone Google Maps lags Android version

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this undated screenshot, the Google Maps application is demonstrated on an iPhone. An Associated Press review shows that Google Maps for iPhone is strong on directions, but lacks features of the iPhone version. (AP Photo/Google) BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) —...

Governor pitches water tunnel project to farmers

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to the audience during a breakfast at the Colusa Farm Show Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Colusa, Calif. Brown wades into potentially hostile territory to pitch his $14 billion plan to remake the state’s water-delivery system by...

Foam cups, containers eyed amid NYC recycling push

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, a Tibetan Buddhist monk holds his styrofoam cup as he waits for tea during a religious talk by the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India. In an effort to double the city’s recycling rate by 2017,...

Visa’s fiscal 1Q net income jumps 25 pct

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Paul Cook, right, head of Acceptance for Visa in Asia Pacific, central Europe, Middle East and Africa; Somboon Krobteeranon, second from right, country manager of Myanmar and Thailand; and two...

Obama picks outdoor retail exec to lead Interior

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama listens as his Interior Secretary nominee, REI Chief Executive Officer Sally Jewell speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack...

NTSB: Plane batteries not necessarily unsafe

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2013, file photo, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman points to a reporter during a news conference in Washington. The use of lithium ion batteries to power aircraft systems isn’t necessarily...

Goodbye Saturday mail? Postal Service plans cuts

February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe speaks during a news conference at U.S. Postal Service headquarters on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013 in Washington. The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but...