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Wisconsin Assembly passes sweeping mining bill

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Democratic state Rep. Janet Bewly, of Ashland, speaks out against a Republican-backed bill being debated in the Assembly that would ease opening an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin near Lake Superior on Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Madison, Wis. Assembly Republicans say the measure would bring jobs to an economically depressed area while Democrats...

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Colo. panel delays vote on cow tail cutting bill

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A dairy cow, with a tail, feeds on hay at Johnson’s Acres Dairy Farm near Brighton, Colo., on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The Colorado Legislature is working on a bill that would make it illegal to cut off tails on dairy cows. The snow capped Rocky...

State Senate OKs money for gun-seizure program

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, urged lawmakers to approve his measure authorizing more money for a California program that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2013. With...

Obama presses on with GOP charm offensive

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, right, arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2013. President Barack Obama is having a private lunch with Van Hollen and committee chairman...

Hotel Pennsylvania to be renovated, not razed

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2008 file photo, cars pass the Hotel Pennsylvania on Seventh Ave. in New York. New York’s famed Hotel Pennsylvania will not be knocked down as originally planned. The weak economy caused the hotel’s owner, Vornado Realty...

US household wealth regains pre-recession peak

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 1, 2013 file photo, a pair of specialists work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Surging stock prices and steady home-price increases have finally allowed Americans to regain the $16 trillion in wealth they lost...

Illinois deal on fracking could be national model

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Illinois Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield where lawmakers have introduced a bill to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling...

Kroger’s profit beats Wall Street expectations

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This June 12, 2012 file photo shows a Kroger store in Indianapolis. The Kroger Co. announced Thursday, March 7, 2013 that its fourth-quarter profit in 2012 handily beat Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Boeing 787 battery fire was difficult to control

March 7, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, Joseph Kolly, director National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Office of Research and Engineering, holds an fire-damaged battery casing from the Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner that caught fire at Logan...

Facebook brings a more personal touch to News Feed

March 7, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2013. Zuckerberg on Thursday unveiled a new look for the social network’s News Feed, the place where its 1 billion users congregate to see...