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Japan economy slows as ‘Abenomics’ boost fades

November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

People make their ways at a station in Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Japan said Thursday that its economy expanded at a 1.9 percent annualized pace in July-September, half the pace of the previous quarter, as export growth and consumer demand remained sluggish. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy slowed in the third [&hellip...

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Federal probe questions TSA behavior profiling

November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 file photo, TSA officials check check passengers entering a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. A federal probe of a Transportation Security Administration program to...

Next generation of biofuels is still years away

November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2007, file photo, a dump wagon adds freshly gathered corn cobs to a pile on a farm near Hurley, S.D. The first trickle of fuels made from agricultural waste, including corn cobs, is finally winding its way into the nation’s...

Samsung says it owes Apple $52 million

November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Harold McIlhenny, an attorney representing Apple Computer in the Apple Samsung trial, exits a federal courthouse Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. How much does Samsung Electronics owe Apple for copying vital features of the iPhone and iPad, such...

New casino, restaurants brighten downtown Vegas

November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Downtown Grand Las Vegas CEO Seth Schorr makes remarks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas, located at 206 N. 3rd Street, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The urban hotel-casino, which opened in October, joins the Downtown3rd community...

Negotiators report little progress in budget talks

November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2013, during a Congressional Budget Conference. House and Senate budget negotiators say they’re not close to an agreement but...

Venezuela’s Maduro poised to get decree powers

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro holds up fist in solidarity at a transport workers rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Maduro says he’ll present evidence in the...

Guilty plea in Miss Teen USA extortion case

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2013, file photo provided by Miss Universe, Miss California Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf is crowned Miss Teen USA 2013 at Paradise Island, Bahamas. Computer science student Jared james Abrahams, 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 12,...

Cubans heartened by possible reversal of 3-D ban

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 28, 2013 photo, a man watches a 3D movie inside a private movie theater in Havana, Cuba. The government may be backing off an unpopular economic crackdown barely a week after it was announced. The issue centers on a ban announced Nov. 2 on the...

Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

November 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This March 2, 2007 file photo shows a charter bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team from Ohio after it plunged off a highway ramp early in Atlanta and slammed into the I-75 pavement below. Safety advocates compare the buses to...