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Economic malaise clouds Florida governor’s race

October 20, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

CAPTION CORRECTION: CORRECTING JOB NUMBERS TO 613,000 – FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2013 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, left, announces to Photon-X employees and Osceola County officials that the company, Photon-X, will relocate to Osceola County, in Kissimmee, Fla. The move from Alabama is bringing more than 100 high-paying technical jobs to...

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Container ship towed away from Canadian coast

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this aerial photo provided by the Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter flies near a Russian container ship, carrying hundreds of tons of fuel drifting without power in rough seas off British...

What’s next after wild week for stocks?

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, specialists Robert Tuccillo, left, and Frank Masiello work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The market took investors on a wild ride this week. In fact, at one point on Wednesday, the Dow...

Massachusetts voters to decide fate of casino law

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, a worker walks toward the planned parking garage of the Plainridge Park Casino, under construction adjacent to the Plainridge Racecourse harness racing track in Plainville, Mass. Voters will decide in the Nov. 4 election whether to...

Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this June 19, 2014 photo, police officers inspect a sequestered textile factory in Prato, Italy. The compound, which had been divided into four different factories, was closed because of illegal bedrooms, too few fire extinguishers, no well-marked, easily...

German train drivers launch 2-day strike

October 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Empty platforms are seen as German train drivers went on strike to demand pay hike and better work conditions in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a two-day strike this Saturday...

Do cases FBI cites support encryption worries?

October 18, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington. Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled,...

Tahoe level at 5-year low; no Truckee River flows

October 18, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

The Truckee River looked more like a babbling brook on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, as its shallow waters flowed from the west into downtown Reno, Nev., near the mouth of a whitewater kayaking park. Lake Tahoe dropped below its natural rim level for the first time...

‘Easy Rider’ chopper at auction might be phony

October 18, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, Michael Eisenberg, sits on the customized Captain America chopper he says Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” in Calabasas, Calif. The auction house Profiles in History estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring a...

US stocks end dramatic week with rally

October 18, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Peter Mancuso works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. U.S. stocks opened higher Friday as investors weighed the latest corporate earnings news and data showing home construction picked up last month. (AP Photo/Richard...