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AP Interview: Quebec premier seeks US investments

December 15, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Dec. 13, 2012 photo, Quebecís new premier, Pauline Marois, delivers the keynote address at the Foriegn Policy Association luncheon in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK (AP) — Quebec’s new premier, Pauline Marois, doesn’t shy away from the truth about her government’s separatist ambitions, and is banking on a policy...

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Gasoline prices soon to hit low point for 2012

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, traffic drives past a North Little Rock, Ark., gas station. Gas prices are dropping just in time for holiday travel. By Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, the national average should fall below $3.2775 a gallon, the low for...

Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera speaks during an interview in Los Angeles. The remains of Mexican-American music star Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in Mexico on Sunday, were...

EPA tightens standards for soot pollution

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this April 17, 2012 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson gestures during an interview with The Associated Press at EPA Headquarters in Washington. In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama...

Pressure on as Southern Co. builds nuclear plant

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 photo, a man works on a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant in Augusta, Ga. The $14 billion project to build the nuclear power plant is trending hundreds of millions of dollars over budget and trailing...

Holiday shoppers may see big discounts soon

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo, a woman browses through a display of jewelry on sale at a J.C. Penney store in Las Vegas. In the midst of the busy holiday shopping season, when retailers can make up to 40 percent of their sales, promotions are actually...

Stocks edge lower; Apple sinks 4 percent

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Trader Fred DeMarco, center works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets swung higher Friday Dec. 14, 2012 after a survey showed an improvement in China’s manufacturing,...

Legislature adjourns after final abortion fight

December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

The statue of Gov. Austin Blair, the war governor (1861- 1864), is silhouetted against the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, a day after thousands of protesters rallied on the grounds as lawmakers pushed final versions of...

Time for states to decide on health care exchanges

December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 9, 2012 file photo shows Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter delivering his State of the State address inside the House chambers at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. At least 20 states have turned down the Obama...

Asia stocks stutter as Japan confidence falls

December 13, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Asian stock markets rose Thursday with the help of Japan’s Nikkei 225, which was propelled higher by a weakening yen. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) BANGKOK (AP)...