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Astrodome may see 1 last inning after ‘no’ vote

November 10, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, Sally Allen makes a face as she waits with others during a “Save the Dome” election results party, in Houston. Voters rejected what county officials had touted as the only way to save the prized dome from demolition. Still, this might not be the dome’s last [&hellip...

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Wary Congress eyes fresh sanctions against Iran

November 10, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

\ U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry steps aboard his aircraft in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday Nov. 10, 2013. Nuclear talks with Iran have failed to reach agreement, but Kerry said differences between Tehran and six world powers made “significant...

Ex ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ says he’s a changed man

November 10, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this undated photo provided by jordanbelfort.com, Jordan Belfort is shown. Although he insists that he’s given up lying and despite a recent fuss over his finances, isn’t hiding his money, the notorious stock swindler may never have stopped...

Chinese leaders launch meeting amid reform hopes

November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Chinese policemen watch as visitors walk out from an underground tunnel to head to Tiananmen Gate during the 205-member Central Committee’s third annual plenum in Beijing Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Reform advocates are looking to China’s leaders to...

US seeks $864M from BofA over Countrywide loans

November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 25, 2009 file photo, a Bank of America branch office is shown in New York. The U.S. government urged that Bank of America Corp pay $863.6 million in damages after a federal jury found it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold...

The shutdown’s surprise effect on jobs numbers

November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks at the Port of New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in New Orleans. The government shutdown may have affected October’s jobs numbers. But not how you think. For weeks, the White House had been bracing for a bad report on hiring....

Michigan growers trying to get apples to doze off

November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo apples move along a conveyor line in the King Orchards production warehouse in Central Lake, Mich. The state’s apple producers had a bumper crop this year after bad weather caused disappointing yields in 2012. (AP Photo/John...

Brazil’s OSX to seek bankruptcy protection

November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 7, 2009 file photo, Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista attends a ceremony in which Batista donated about $4.5 U.S. million dollars for the the Rio 2016 Olympic games bid, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The oil company of Brazil’s...

Obama nudges US to stop thwarting jobs growth

November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the Port of New Orleans. Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast region to make a case that more exports equal more jobs. After New Orleans he will go to Miami area for three Democratic...

Jurors hear alleged pirate make demands on call

November 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office shows government exhibit #20, a photo of the crew of the M/V CEC Future, which had been held by pirates for more than two months, standing in a line in January 2009, just before a $1.7 million ransom was...