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New private school scholarship program is off to slow start

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 13, 2015 file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval talks at a bill signing ceremony at the historic Fourth Ward School in Virginia City, Nev. Sandoval signed a bill that creates scholarships so lower-income families can afford private school tuition. A new Nevada program that allows parents to claim state per-pupil [&hellip...

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Tourism officials say Washington had a record year in 2014

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

A girl on a bicycle pedals around the Tidal Basin with the Washington Monument in the background in Washington Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Tourism officials say Washington drew a record 20.2 million visitors last year, with increases in international and domestic...

Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease

August 17, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This March 2002 file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. Far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme Disease is a potentially debilitating disease that has been...

Searchers spot wreckage of missing Indonesia passenger plane

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

People walk outside the terminal at Sentani Airport in Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, after a Trigana Air Service flight originating from there went missing. An Indonesian airliner went missing Sunday after losing contact with...

Japan’s economy contracts in April-June quarter

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 22, 2015 file photo, a cargo is loaded onto a truck at a port in Tokyo. Japan says its economy contracted at a 1.6 percent annual pace in the April-June quarter, as bad weather and slowing growth in China weakened demand. The gloomy...

‘Infinity’ creators have faith in ‘Force Awakens’ edition

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo provided by Disney Enterprises, Disney Infinity executives John Vignocchi, from left, and John Blackburn, invited co-stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega of Star Wars The Force Awakens on stage during the D23 Expo for a surprise appearance at the...

Why tech stocks are trending again

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 16, 2015 file photo, a Nasdaq employee monitors prices at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. The tech-driven Nasdaq hit another in a string of all-time highs last month as technology re-established itself as the dominant sector in...

Detroit businessman’s eye trained on more buying, building

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert speaks during a news conference on the day before the NBA basketball team’s opening game in Cleveland. Gilbert tells the Detroit Free Press in a story published Sunday,...

Alaska raises concerns over possible mine activity in Canada

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

HOLD FOR STORY MOVING SUNDAY FOR MONDAY – Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks during a meeting on trans-boundary water issues with Canada on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Juneau, Alaska. The potential for mining development in British Columbia has some...

Slump in oil-by-rail shipments boosts car storage business

August 16, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this August 8, 2015 photo, seldom-used railroad tracks owned by Iowa Pacific Holdings vanish into the Adirondack forest in Newcomb, NY. The railroad wants to supplement its revenues by storing hundreds of empty oil tank cars on the tracks. Miles-long lines...