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Bridge collapse a major break in trade corridor

May 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, May 24, 2013 photo, a collapsed section of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River is seen in an aerial view over Mount Vernon, Wash. Part of the bridge collapsed Thursday evening, sending cars and people into the water when a an oversized truck hit the span, the Washington [&hellip...

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Iran’s approaching vote brings receding Web access

May 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In a Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 file photo, Iranians use internet in an internet cafe in central Tehran, Iran. With the presidential elections on June 14, 2013 looming to pick Ahmadinejad’s successor, the Web firewalls are closing in even more....

NY beaches open despite Superstorm Sandy scars

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Employees of Coney Island’s GameWorld wait for customers to arrive, Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Not all the repairs are finished, not all the sand is replaced and not every nearby businesses has recovered. Seven months...

Trailblazing Israeli electric car company to close

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 file photo, an electric car is seen during a demonstration of the California-based company Better Place in Tel Aviv, Israel. Better Place announced Sunday, May 26, 2013, that it is shutting down, less than six years...

Germany: Merkel vows to avoid trade war with China

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gesticulate after a contract signing ceremony at the chancellery in Berlin, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said...

NJ board to vote on contested PSE&G solar plan

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013 photo, solar panels, left, are seen on top of a landfill in Kearny, N.J., with the New York City skyline as a backdrop. The New Jersey director of the Division of Rate Counsel is accusing electric company PSE&G of crafting a...

Flint Durant statue heads to foundry for bronzing

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This undated photo shows William C. “Billy Durant, the founder of General Motors. Durant will soon be immortalized in bronze when his statue is installed in the downtown Flint, Mich., statue plaza that already features automotive giants Louis...

Germany: Merkel vows to avoid trade war with China

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gesticulate after a contract signing ceremony at the chancellery in Berlin, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s chancellor says she will...

Purdue design tool eliminates mouse, keyboard

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Purdue University graduate student Yu Liu uses Shape-It-Up, a design tool that interprets hand gestures Wednesday, May 15, 2103, at the university in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, Justin Mack) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — In the movie...

Ivory Coast techies elect new ‘Web Mayor’

May 26, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

CORRECTS DATE – Emmanuel Assouan, the newly inaugurated ‘web mayor’ of Ivory Coast’s economic capital, poses in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Sunday May 26, 2013. Five days after Ivorians went to the polls for local elections in late April,...