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SF Bay Area transit talks resume as deadline nears

October 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Bay Area Rapid Transit travelers wait to board an arriving train Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. A major San Francisco Bay Area transit system ran trains as usual on Saturday after labor negotiations were extended past a midnight deadline, but the threat of a commute-disrupting strike loomed with the unions promising to walk [&hellip...

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Dual crises: Shutdown, debt limit could merge

October 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak to reporters about their meeting with Senate Republicans regarding the government shutdown and debt ceiling on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP...

LA cracking down on pot dispensaries under new law

October 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 14, 2013, Rosy Solis, left, and Nicole Denis help fill medical marijuana prescriptions at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer says his office is in the process...

Yale’s new president says expansion a top priority

October 12, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, Oct. 7. 2013 photo, Yale University President Peter Salovey attends a news conference for Nobel prize winner professor James Rothman at Yale in New Haven, Conn. Salovey, will be inaugurated Sunday as Yale president. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) NEW...

SF Bay Area transit agency, unions resume talks

October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

BART lead negotiator Thomas P. Hock, right, talks with members of the media as he enters Caltran’s offices during negotiations with BART management and union members on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. Hoping to avoid a second strike in less...

Accelerated efforts, no agreement on shutdown/debt

October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo from June 20, 2006, Josef Morvai and his son Daniel Morvai, 4, view the Statue of Liberty from a park bench in Red Hook Garden Pier, in Brooklyn, N.Y. As the federal shutdown continues, state and federal officials were discussing the possible...

Toyota riding momentum in wild acceleration cases

October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 file photo shows Jeffrey Uno, right, and his father, Peter Uno, the son and husband of Noriko Uno, in framed photo, who died in an alleged “sudden unintended acceleration” crash in a Toyota Camry in August...

California gov. vetoes semi-automatic rifle ban

October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, a custom made semi-automatic hunting rifle with a detachable magazine is displayed at TDS Guns in Rocklin, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown approved a bill by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, AB48, that bans the...

ND waits 11 days to tell public about oil spill

October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Steve Jensen poses for a photo near the site of an oil spill he discovered outside of Tioga, N.D., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Officials took nearly two weeks to tell the public about the break in a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that happened in a remote area of North...

Ark. expects furloughs to rise, number unclear

October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe comments on effects the federal government shutdown is having on some state employees during a news conference in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe...