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Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn’t deter tourists

August 26, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

A worker removes an earthquake-damaged wine barrel from a barrel storage facility Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California’s wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. The...

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American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

August 26, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Saturday, June 26, 2010, file photo, United States goalkeeper Tim Howard clenches his fist during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. (AP...

Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast

August 26, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

The bomb squad truck from Scott Air Force Base is seen outside Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City, Ill., where two workers were killed Monday morning Aug. 25, 2014 following an explosion at the recycling plant. The plant recycles metals, including old...

Luxury fashion takes on fitness technology

August 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

This product image released by Ralph Lauren shows the new Polo Tech compression shirt. The garment offers smart technology to send heartbeat, respiration, stress levels and other data to tablets and smartphones. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauren) NEW YORK (AP) —...

De Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

August 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

File – The Baroness Philippine de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in France, answers questions after signing an accord at the Opus One winery in Oakville, Calif., in this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 file photo. Philippine de Rothschild, an...

California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

August 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

This Aug. 11, 2014 photo shows state Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Despite a bipartisan push, the Senate’s Democratic leaders have so far derailed efforts to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels...

Roche to buy US biotech firm InterMune for $8.3B

August 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 6, 2011 file picture, the logo of Swiss drugmaker Roche is photographed in Rotkreuz, Switzerland. Roche Holding AG . Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche says it will buy InterMune, Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for...

Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

August 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

This Aug. 8, 2014 photo shows Rick Blankenship and his lawn at his home in Long Beach, Calif. As Californians face a historic drought, more people are tearing out thirsty grass lawns to cut down on water use. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) —...

High stakes for NYC mayor over rollout of pre-K

August 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE- In this March 4, 2014 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stands with supporters after speaking at a universal Pre K rally at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, N.Y. De Blasio sought to finance universal pre-kindergarten with a tax hike...

Up to 33 Bakken oil trains cross Arkansas weekly

August 25, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, emergency personnel work at the site of a head-on collision of two Union Pacific trains outside of Hoxie, Ark. in Lawrence County. Arkansas emergency officials’ records show that as many as 33 trains...