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Selling farms sometimes calls for creative deals

September 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo, Dan Dimon, left, works in the milking parlor with his father-in-law, Kevin Carley, at The Carley Farms in Pompey, N.Y. Dimon is in the process of buying the dairy and agricultural farm that has been in the Carley family since 1938, in phases. (AP Photos/Heather Ainsworth) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) [&hellip...

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Mass. reeling from drug lab scandal a year later

September 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Annie Dookhan, a former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab, pleads not guilty during her arraignment at Superior Court, in Dedham, Mass. State officials estimate that Dookhan...

Subsidies for Maine horsemen shrink this summer

September 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 photo, bettors mark their harness racing forms at the Windsor Fair in Windsor, Maine. The state’s casinos were supposed to help harness-racing tracks by funneling some of the proceeds to them, allowing them higher payoffs...

Egypt security forces arrest top Sinai militant

September 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a demonstration in Dalga Village, in upper Egypt, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters and Muslim Brotherhood supporters rallied Friday throughout Egypt against...

Spotty record for Chinese exec with canal dream

September 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this June 7, 2013 file photo, a boater navigates across Cocibolca Lake, also known as Nicaragua Lake, near Granada, Nicaragua. When President Daniel Ortega granted an obscure Chinese...

Critics say it’s time NY ends 1885 Scaffold Law

September 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this March 26, 2013, file photo, workers from New York Ladder & Scaffold of Yonkers, N.Y., erect scaffolding high on the First Congregational Church in Middletown, N.Y. The Scaffold Law, an 1885 law that makes property owners and contractors...

Business slow in post-Sandy summer at Jersey shore

September 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Aug. 28, 2013 photo, Marty Sudol pilots a remote-controlled mechanical beach rake that strains debris from sand in front of a home on the Manasquan, N.J. beachfront. He says his company was so busy cleaning sand this summer that he didn’t get to...

Investors brace for a jam-packed September

September 1, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2012 file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Budget Committee. As August 2013 wrapped up, trading desks and investment firms looked warily at the lineup of...

Dunkin’ Donuts apologizes for blackface advert

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

An advertisement poster of a smiling woman with bright pink lips in blackface makeup holding a doughnut is seen on a Skytrain, a commuter train in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin’ Donuts to...

School support staff must back charter under bill

August 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, listens to the debate over his bill that would make it harder for parents and others to convert public schools to charters by requiring them to get the consent of lower-level unionized school employees, at the Capitol...