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SBA head Mills to depart; led through hard times

February 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, May 10, 2011, file photo, Karen Mills, of the small business administration, participates in a discussion, in Dayton, Ohio. On Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, Mills, the head of the Small Business Administration as it focused on helping small companies recover from the Great Recession, is stepping down. Under her leadership, [&hellip...

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Need surgery? Good luck getting hospital cost info

February 11, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Sean Toohey, a grains broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, who had hip replacement surgery last summer ,walks home from work Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. Routine hip replacement surgery on a healthy patient may cost as little as $11,000 _ or up to...

Chew’s Oriental Gift Shop, Coins & Currency has a large selection of coins and other gift items

February 11, 2013 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Chew’s Coin & Currency has sets of coins from all over the world. Jack Chew has many different sets of coins and he has hundreds of individual coins plus some fantastic currency, including this US 1oz. Gold Eagle. Chew’s Oriental Gift Shop, Coins...

Economy to be Obama’s focus in State of the Union

February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. Obama will center his upcoming Feb. 12, 2013, State of the Union address on boosting job creation and economic growth,...

Report: Midwest firms coupled to high-speed rail

February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo, Gov. Pat Quinn, left, U.S. Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood, center, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., celebrate in Pontiac, Ill., after the Amtrak train they are riding reached 110 mph during a test run between...

Obama asks Congress for short-term budget fix

February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 3, 2012 file photo shows the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington. Trying to ratchet up pressure on Congress, the White House on Friday detailed what it said would be the painful impact on the federal work...

US orders shutdown of bus company in Calif. crash

February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, investigators work the scene where a tour bus collided with a pickup truck on Highway 38 north of Yucaipa, Calif., killing eight people. Federal regulators on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 ordered the tour bus operator,...

Guatemala declares national coffee emergency

February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Workers walk in a coffee plantation in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina has declared a national emergency over the spread coffee rust, a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of the country’s...

Wash. proposal restricts buying, deploying drones

February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this April 27, 2012, photo, Seattle Police officer Reuben Omelanchuk is at the controls of the department’s new, small radio-controlled Draganflyer X6 drone with a camera attached, in Seattle. The mayor of Seattle is ending the police...

Kids rewarded for good manners at Wash. restaurant

February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo provided by Laura King shows a receipt for dinner at Sogno di Vino in Kingston, Wash. To Laura King, her three children were acting normal while enjoying dinner at the Italian restaurant in their hometown in Washington state. But staffers of the...