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Rapper Young Jeezy sees weapon charge dismissed

December 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Young Jeezy performs at Power 105.1′s Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A judge on Thursday Dec. 11, 2014, dismissed a possession of an assault weapon charge filed in Orange County Superior Court after a prosecutor said new evidence in [&hellip...

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Falling oil prices raise new concerns for states

December 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo a sign displays the price for E-10 gasoline for $1.99 at the OnCue convenience store and gas station in Oklahoma City. With oil prices now around a five-year low, budget officials in about a half-dozen states...

Holiday shopping boosts US retail sales

December 12, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

In this Oct. 28, 2014 photo, a woman shops at the Century 21 Department Store in Philadelphia. The Commerce Department releases retail sales data for October on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales perked up in...

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Taste of Thai Cuisine – Exotic & Healthy!

December 12, 2014 • Local Business ReviewComments Off

Did you know? Thai Cuisine is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. In fact, several Thai dishes and its ingredients have immune-boosting and blood pressure lowering power. The Thai cuisine adapted many healthy spices from places as far as India –...

Detroit mayor: Challenges remain after bankruptcy

December 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Gov. Rick Snyder, left, speaks as emergency manager, Kevyn Orr listens at a news conference in Detroit Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Snyder said that the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy will end at midnight. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) DETROIT (AP) — The...

‘Next Top Model’ contestant sues Tyra Banks

December 11, 2014 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 6, 2014 file photo, Tyra Banks attends the Flawsome Ball in New York. A former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant is suing Banks for $3 million, saying she was improperly denied a top prize because she used to be an escort....

Asia shares drop as oil reinforces growth jitters

December 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Brendan Connolly works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening modestly lower as indexes in Europe and China recover from a slump the previous day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock...

Son to reunite with dad found after 12 days at sea

December 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

This photo provided by the U.S. Navy, sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) rescue Ron Ingraham on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 near Hawaii. Ingraham, 67, was found dehydrated and hungry after going missing...

Tech summit addresses industry’s lack of diversity

December 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Joven Palma, 13, is reflected in the screen of a laptop computer, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines, Wash., as he listens to instructions for taking part in the international Hour of Code project. The project seeks to increase...

A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions

December 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

Farhana Yamin, London-based environmental lawyer who is an adviser for the Marshall Islands, speaks with the Associated Press during the Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Farhana pointed out a paragraph in a copy of the 1992 U.N....