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From recession’s wake, education innovation blooms

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, May 24, 2013 photo, student Raul Ramos goes through his online homework during a session of a massive online class in Madrid. Recent financial pressures and new technologies are opening cracks in traditional, age-old structures of higher education. Terms like “credit hour” and even the definition of what it means to be [&hellip...

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Oil companies frack in coastal waters off Calif.

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this May 1, 2009 file photo, an operator walks by the main oil line on offshore oil drilling platform ‘Gail’ operated by Venoco, Inc. off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. Companies prospecting for oil off California’s coast...

Companies help immigrants obtain US citizenship

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Yolanda Oruc, left, talks to general manager Jeff Lehman, right, and HR director Nilmarie Almdovar, center, in the lobby of the Betsy Hotel in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla. Uruguayan native Yolanda...

Mexico: methane gas build-up, spark caused blast

August 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, firefighters and workers dig for survivors after an explosion at an adjacent building to the executive tower of Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX, in Mexico City. Mexican authorities said in an Aug. 2,...

Bay Area commuters brace for another BART strike

August 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this file photo from Monday, July 1, 2013, striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers picket as they close the intersection of 14th & Broadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, in downtown Oakland, Calif. San Francisco Bay Area commuters braced for the possibility...

Global travel warning: US cites al-Qaida threat

August 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to staff members at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The Obama administration hasn’t sent its top diplomat to Pakistan since 2011, and Kerry’s trip is a chance for the...

Time Warner Cable drops CBS in NY, LA, Dallas

August 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A television screen shows the CBS channel with an announcement by Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 2,2013. Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas are losing the CBS channel, as the cable provider says it...

Judge blocks planned horse slaughter at 2 plants

August 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This April 15, 2013 file photo shows Valley Meat Co., which has been sitting idle for more than a year, waiting for the Department of Agriculture to approve its plans to slaughter horses. A federal judge in Albuquerque is expected to decide...

Storms cause damage across wide swath of Montana

August 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A mobile home is damaged after a severe storm passed through the area, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 in Acton, Mont. Strong thunderstorms that moved across Montana left a trail of damage to crops and buildings along with downed trees and power outages. (AP Photo/The...

American economy adds modest 162,000 jobs in July

August 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, July 15, 2013 file photo, a woman waits to talk with employers at a job fair for laid-off IBM workers in South Burlington, Vt. The government issues the jobs report for July on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)...