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Senate deal on debt, shutdown sends stocks soaring

October 16, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Stocks are surging on Wall Street after Senate leaders reached a deal that would avoid a U.S. default and reopen the government after 16 days of being partially shut down. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — [&hellip...

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Venezuela expected to release seized ship soon

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A Venezuelan Coast Guard boat sits next to the 285-foot survey ship Teknik Perdana docked near the shore in Margarita Island, Venezuela, Sunday Oct. 13, 2013. The U.S.-chartered oil exploration ship seized by the Venezuelan navy in Caribbean waters disputed...

Minaj channels high-end faves for affordable line

October 15, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

Nicki Minaj launches her fashion line at KMART on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki Minaj knows celebrities-turned-designers aren’t always taken seriously in the fashion world, but...

Haitian garment plants accused of cheating workers

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, people make boat shoes at a local clothing and shoe factory, Caracol Industrial Park, during a visit by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in Ouanaminthe, on the outskirts of Cap Haitien, Haiti. A labor rights...

NY fights site listing homes for tourists to rent

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 photo, Mishelle Farer poses for picture in her apartment, where she rents a room on Airbnb, in New York. Farer is an avid user of Airbnb, a website that allows travelers to rent other people’s homes or rooms. (AP...

Snyder names insurance director as Mich. treasurer

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this Sept. 16, 2013 file photo, Kevin Clinton, director of the Michigan Department of Insurance addresses a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, that Clinton will be the next state...

‘Deadliest Catch’ fishery a no-go in shutdown

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, fishing boats line the docks during crab season at Cannery Row in Kodiak, Alaska. Alaska’s multimillion-dollar red king crab season is scheduled to open Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013, but it looks like a no-go for...

Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This June 26, 2011 file photo shows the control room of the Cooper nuclear power plant in Brownville, Neb. The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent...

Medford, Ore., bans medical marijuana dispensaries

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This April 21, 2011 file photo shows marijuana growing in the home of two medical marijuana patients in Medford, Ore. The city of Medford says it will not give business licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, despite a new...

NJ boardwalk fire cleanup likely done next month

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Heavy equipment picks through rubble on the Seaside Park beachfront next to the remains of a boardwalk ride on Oct. 14, 2013. Work to remove rubble from the Sept. 12 fire that destroyed more than four blocks of boardwalk in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park...

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