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Atlantic City doomed by glut of casinos in region

July 20, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

This July 18, 2014 photo shows gambling chips from four Atlantic City N.J. casinos that have either already gone out of business this year, or could do so by September. The Atlantic Club closed in January; the Showboat is closing Aug. 31; Trump Plaza plans a Sept. 16 shutdown, and Revel warns it, too, could [&hellip...

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New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

July 20, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2012 file photo, Matilde Cruzado, 60, washes her clothes on the banks of the Namococha Lagoon in Combayo, Peru. A new law enacted July 11 by President Ollanta Humala weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation....

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

July 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Feb. 6, 2008 photo, a smokestack of an old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco plant frames the Reynolds American building in Winston-Salem, N.C., A Florida jury has slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by...

Airlines symbolize nations’ hopes or reflect shame

July 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, May 27, 2014, file photo, a visitor looks out from the viewing gallery as Malaysia Airlines aircrafts sit on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Malaysia. After the shooting down of Malaysia...

Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

July 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Lacey Spears is escorted into the courtroom at the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, N.Y. She was indicted on charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old...

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

July 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2012 file photo, Eddie Garza of the animal rights group Mercy For Animals speaks in Miami in front of a photo of a worker striking a cow at Hansen, Idaho’s Bettencourt Dairies, where three former dairy workers were charged...

Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

July 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, July 7, 2014 file photo, a saltwater disposal facility burns after it was struck by lightning, near Alexander, N.D. Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and...

Ukraine crisis shows divisions in old Soviet bloc

July 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken on Monday, July 14, 2014, a woman passes by posters that express Polish opposition to Russia, in Warsaw, Poland. The posters imply a comparison of Russia today with Adolf Hitler’s Germany. They say “Achtung Russia,” German for...

Obama: US must retrain workers who lose jobs

July 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Friday, July 18, 2014, as he boards Marine One helicopter to the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama...

US stocks mount strong rebound on company earnings

July 19, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, and trader John Liotti work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, July 18, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher after Google, Honeywell and other big companies report their quarterly results. (AP Photo/Richard...