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Lawmakers: Obama wooing might break budget logjam

March 10, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2013. President Barack Obama is having a private lunch with Ryan and the committee’s ranking Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers said Sunday...

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Preservation of Venezuelan leader’s body not easy

March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A woman holds a poster of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez over a sleeping boy as she stands in line to see Chavez’s body lying in state at the military academy in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013. Chavez died on March 5 after a...

Businesses in military towns brace for budget hit

March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, March 4, 2013 photo taken in Fayetteville, N.C., Tom Raper, owner of Bragg Pawn Shop, talks about small business near Fort Bragg military base. His pawn shop is located on Yadkin Road near a main entrance to the base. More than 8,500 civilian...

Stroke prevention device misses key goal in study

March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated image provided by Boston Scientific on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 shows an experimental heart device called the Watchman. The future is unclear for the promising heart device aimed at preventing strokes in people at high risk of them because of an...

NYC soda size rule eyed from coffee shops to clubs

March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A Coca-Cola poster about the city’s new beverage ban is displayed at a pizza shop, Friday, March 8, 2013, at New York’s Penn Station. The nation’s first limit on the size of sugar-laden beverages is set to take effect Tuesday in the city....

Fracking health study results likely years off

March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 20, 2012 file photo, protesters rally against the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as the legislative session winds down at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. The health study cited by...

Thousands of Greeks protest planned gold mine

March 9, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Thessaloniki on Saturday March 9, 2013. More than 10,000 people took to the streets to protest against a planned gold mine operation by Canadian company Eldorado Gold Corp. in the peninsula of Chalkidiki that...

NJ lawmakers clash over post-Sandy debris contract

March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Members of a joint Senate-Assembly committee talk among themselves, foreground, Friday, March 8, 2013, in Trenton, N.J., as they ask questions of AshBritt Environmental CEO Randal Perkins, center back, at the Statehouse. The New Jersey lawmakers questioned...

Pivotal votes on Colo. gun-control measures

March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Colorado State Senator Steve King speaks at the podium during a debate period on a day of voting on gun control bills before the Colorado Legislature, at the State Capitol, in Denver, Friday March 8, 2013. Colorado Democrats are on the cusp of advancing...

Utah moves to tax e-cigarettes like regular smokes

March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, gives an interview in the background while a candy jar filled with cigarettes and candy sit on a podium following a news conference Wednesday, Rep. March 6, 20013, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Ray wants to make...