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California vies for new space industry

August 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 29, 2013 photo provided by Virgin Galactic, the company’s SpaceShipTwo fires its rockets over Mojave, Calif. after it was dropped from its “mothership,” WhiteKnightTwo. It is one of several new private ventures that involve taking people into outer space for a price, ventures that many hope will become as...

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EU official: Greece may get another $13.36 billion

August 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A homeless man walks next to shuttered shops in a shopping arcade decorated with Greek flags in central Athens, on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. A top European Central Bank official headed to Athens on Wednesday to discuss progress on Greece’s fiscal...

Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months

August 24, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Ballmer, who helped build Microsoft into a technology empire and then struggled to prevent it from crumbling under his own leadership, will retire...

Mexico City paralyzed by teachers’ protests

August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Passengers walk to the airport, past a demonstration of teachers, who blocked the road to the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Thousands of striking teachers strangled traffic and blocked access to Mexico City’s...

Official warns of hitch on Minn. Vikings stadium

August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Alfred Babington-Johnson of the Stairstep Initiative, right talked with Stadium Commission executive director Ted Mondale about the promised jobs funding that hasn’t yet materialized during a meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 in Minneapolis. The public...

Argentina loses appeal in US bond debt case

August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Traders work at Argentina’s Stock Market in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. A U.S. appeals court dealt Argentina a blow Friday in the lengthy legal battle over the country’s massive 2001 default, upholding a ruling ordering it to...

Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months

August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Ballmer, who helped build Microsoft into a technology empire and then struggled to prevent it from crumbling under his own leadership, will retire...

Jump in mortgage rates hurts US sales of new homes

August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 9, 2013, file photo, a construction worker drills on the roof of a new home in New Paltz, N.Y. The Commerce Department reports on new-home sales for July, on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Nasdaq breakdown puts pressure on crisis work

August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A television displays news about the Nasdaq on the Nasdaq building in New York, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Nasdaq halted trading Thursday because of a technical problem, the latest glitch to affect the stock market. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Stock market closes higher; Microsoft surges

August 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, file photo, Trader Frederick Reimer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Encouraging economic figures from Asia and Europe helped stocks advance and broke a six-day losing streak for the Dow Jones...