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Obama says Congress needs to get to work

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama looks at his watch while speaking at the Ford Stamping Plant in Liberty, Mo., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Obama traveled to the Kansas City area to visit the Ford automotive plant to highlight the progress in the economy since the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) CLAYCOMO, Mo. (AP) — President Barack [&hellip...

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High winds force 4 cruise ships to skip Ketchikan

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Pylons and barricades lay on the ground due to windy conditions Thursday morning at an empty Berth 4 dock in downtown ketchikan, Alaska. All cruise ships scheduled to visit Ketchikan on Thursday were canceled due to the weather. Ship visits to Ketchikan on...

Stocks drop as investors fret over budget fight

September 20, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, Trader F. Hill Creekmore works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets fell Friday Sept. 20, 2013, two days after the Fed announced it would keep its unprecedented stimulus in place....

Senator concerned about Apple’s fingerprint tech

September 20, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

A customer examines a new iPhone 5s at the Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha, Neb., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, the day the new iPhone 5c and 5s models go on sale. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Al Franken is asking Apple for more clarity on...

Asia stocks quiet in holiday-muted trade

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A couple watches the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. The Nikkei 225 closed up 260.82 points, or 1.80 percent, at 14,766.18 Thursday as Asian stock markets surged after the U.S. Federal Reserve unexpectedly...

Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Sept. 18, 2013, photo, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy testifies before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough...

DFW poised to be mecca for Christian film industry

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Patrick Warburton acts in a scene on the film set of “Hoovey” near Waxahachie, at the same house where “Places in the Heart” was filmed, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The film is the story of Eric “Hoovey” Elliott, high school...

Detroit bankruptcy foes beg for judge’s help

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Detroit resident Bill Hickey addresses the media outside federal court in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 after attending a Detroit bankruptcy hearing. Dozens of residents have told a judge why they oppose Detroit’s bankruptcy, but they had to do it...

Canals run dry at Venetian in Vegas for 1st time

September 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this March 20, 2012, file photo, a gondolier serenades a couple as he steers the gondola through the canal inside the Venetian hotel-casino, in Las Vegas. The famous canals that meander through the Shoppes inside the resort have been drained for...

Drought slows New Zealand economic growth in 2Q

September 18, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 26, 2013 file photo shows dry cracked land near a water reservoir in Kiwitahi, New Zealand. The effects of a drought slowed New Zealand’s economic growth in the second quarter but economists predict growth will pick up again in...