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Snyder names insurance director as Mich. treasurer

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this Sept. 16, 2013 file photo, Kevin Clinton, director of the Michigan Department of Insurance addresses a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, that Clinton will be the next state treasurer. (AP Photo/MLive.com, Brian Smith, File) LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder moved...

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‘Deadliest Catch’ fishery a no-go in shutdown

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, fishing boats line the docks during crab season at Cannery Row in Kodiak, Alaska. Alaska’s multimillion-dollar red king crab season is scheduled to open Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013, but it looks like a no-go for...

Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This June 26, 2011 file photo shows the control room of the Cooper nuclear power plant in Brownville, Neb. The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent...

Medford, Ore., bans medical marijuana dispensaries

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This April 21, 2011 file photo shows marijuana growing in the home of two medical marijuana patients in Medford, Ore. The city of Medford says it will not give business licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, despite a new...

NJ boardwalk fire cleanup likely done next month

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Heavy equipment picks through rubble on the Seaside Park beachfront next to the remains of a boardwalk ride on Oct. 14, 2013. Work to remove rubble from the Sept. 12 fire that destroyed more than four blocks of boardwalk in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park...

Environmental emergency communication updates set

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 4, 2013 photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection patrol boat passes the upbound American Century freighter as the 1000-foot-long freighter is in ballast, in St. Clair, Mich. Updates by Michigan to an environmental emergency communication...

Justices consider Michigan affirmative action ban

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo then-Michigan Attorney General-elect Bill Schuette speaks in Detroit. After the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions in a Michigan case, affirmative action opponents...

Brokers simplify, confuse health exchange shopping

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 photo, insurance broker Jeff Lindstrom, right, meets with Brandi and Darren Litchfield to discuss health insurance plan options, at their home in the Seattle suburb of Bothell, Wash. Darren works for a startup company that...

3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Economist, author and Yale University professor Robert Shiller speaks at at a news conference, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in New Haven, Conn. Americans Shiller, Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen have won the Nobel prize in economics. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)...

Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk

October 15, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 file photo shows a sculpture made of empty water bottles in Burlington, Vt. New research presented by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 suggests that high levels of BPA, a...