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In rough year, NYC-area rail has high on-time rate

September 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 25, 2013 photo, commuters stand in the doorway of a Stamford bound train at Grand Central Terminal as transit on the New Haven line is running on limited capacity, in New York. Riders on Metro-North, the nation’s second largest commuter railroad, have faced several disruptions in 2013. Despite the problems, the [&hellip...

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Billionaire’s daughter in NJ court in will dispute

September 28, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Sept. 23, 2013 photo, Samantha Perelman, daughter of billionaire Ronald Perelman, and granddaughter of the late Hudson News patriarch Robert Cohen, center, looks on during opening arguments in her lawsuit against the Cohen family in Superior Court in...

Exxon to offer benefits to same-sex couples in US

September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 1, 2008 file photo, a truck passes a pump at an Exxon Mobil station in Williamsville, N.Y. Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday, Sept. 28, 2013, that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the...

Greenpeace to appeal activists’ jailing in Russia

September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

The US captain of the Greenpeace ship ‘Arctic Sunrise’, Peter Willcox is kept behind bars in a court room in Murmansk, Russia, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. A Russian court on Thursday jailed Peter Willcox who was captain of the of Greenpeace ship...

Stocks fall on government shutdown worries

September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, file photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. World stocks drifted on Friday Sept. 27, 2013, with markets in China edging slightly higher as investors stayed cautious ahead of a...

Italy’s PM to see if shaky coalition can survive

September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta responds to questions at a news conference in the Italian Academy following his appearance at the World Leaders Forum, at New York’s Columbia University, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) ROME (AP) —...

Iceland’s wild scenery, tax breaks lure Hollywood

September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo provided by Truenorth Productions, US actor Clint Eastwood, centre, and crew members film on location for the 2006 film Flags of our Fathers, in the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland. Iceland is turning to Hollywood for much needed revenue and jobs,...

Stocks don’t melt down when government shuts down

September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. There have been 17 government shutdowns since 1976, ranging in length from one to 21 days. None have caused a market meltdown. The average decline in the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Gas prices fall as weather, output calm markets

September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, photo, shows a gas pump in Montpelier, Vt. The national average price of gasoline has fallen throughout the month, sliding to $3.42 per gallon from $3.59 at the start of the month. The price is at its lowest level since Jan. 31,...

Obama’s no-negotiation stance setting new tone

September 27, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md. The president is promoting the benefits of his health care law before new insurance exchanges open for business...