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Ex-Mexico president praises Wash. pot businessmen

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Vicente Fox waits to speak at a news conference Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Seattle. Diego Pellicer Inc. announced recent acquisitions of medical marijuana dispensary chains in Washington and Colorado, creating the first national brand of retail cannabis. Diego also spoke about plans to expand across the United States and internationally, and to become the...

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Calif. Assembly passes bill to raise minimum wage

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, right, talks with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, after his minimum wage measure was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, May 30, 2013. If approved by the Senate and signed by the governor,...

Assembly debates bill on hospital charity care

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, grimaces as the votes are posted showing his measure to force nonprofit hospitals to prove they provide enough charitable care to justify their tax-exempt status failed to get enough votes for approval at the Capitol in...

Trash hauler’s record probed in Md. derailment

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

AP10ThingsToSee – This image made from video provided by James LeBrun shows an explosion outside Baltimore on Tuesday, May, 28, 2013 after a train derailed in White Marsh, Md. (AP Photo/James LeBrun) ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — A trash hauler whose truck was...

Chicago Sun-Times lays off photography staff

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Dec. 10, 2008 file photo by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John H. White from the Chicago Sun-Times shows Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich leaving his home in Chicago through a back alley a day after he was arrested on federal corruption...

Las Vegas marathon date shifts to Nov. 17

May 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2010 file photo, runners fill the Las Vegas Strip during the Las Vegas marathon in Las Vegas. City officials and Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon organizers are calling for a date shift to Nov. 17 a chance to raise the...

Costa Rica probes Liberty Reserve founder marriage

May 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman walks towards the entrance to Residencial Las Terrazas in the mountains near Santa Ana, Costa Rica, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Costa Rican police raided one of residences of Las Terrazas as well as two other homes and five businesses related to Liberty...

Asia stocks down as Fed fears weigh on markets

May 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A man talking on a mobile phone walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Investors seeking bargains helped push Japan’s benchmark stock index higher Tuesday after plunging 3 percent the day before. The...

AP sources: Obama preparing to name Comey to FBI

May 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2004 file photo, Deputy Attorney General James Comey gestures during a news conference in Washington. President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate former Bush administration official James Comey to head the FBI, people...

Barbara weakens to tropical storm, kills 2 people

May 29, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM EDT shows a low pressure system over the central United States with widespread showers and thunderstorms from Texas into the Northern Plains. Farther east, a warm front extended into the...