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OR considers banning job ads excluding unemployed

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Legislative chamber is shown Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at the capitol, in Salem, Ore. Oregon legislators came to Salem with a long list of big-ticket items to tackle during a short February session. The month’s almost over, but their list is still quite long. Lawmakers will make one final push this week to find [&hellip...

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Work underway on planning for Susitna dam project

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Wayne Dyok, project manager of the proposed Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, discusses work that’s been done on the project in a speech to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dyok says the latest cost...

W. Pa. wells had casing failures in complaint area

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 file photo, Kimberlie McEvoy collects discolored well water as it comes from her kitchen sink at her home in Evans City, Pa. McEvoy and other residents say the water problems started about a year ago, after Rex...

Argentine leader hints at renationalizing trains

February 28, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this picture released by Argentina’s Press Office, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez, right, waves to supporters as she attends a ceremony marking the bicentennial of the creation of the Argentinean flag in Rosario, Argentina, Monday,...

G-20 linking IMF hike to bigger EU 'firewall' fund

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivers a speech during a conference at a so-called Group of 20 meeting in Mexico City, Sunday Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The G-20 nations are conditioning additional money for the...

Gulf oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this April 21, 2010 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire boat response crews spray water on the burning remnants of BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. The gargantuan legal bill for the 2010 catastrophic oil spill in the...

Casinos' anti-compulsive bet programs vary widely

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this Feb. 13, 2012, photo, Arnie Wexler, former head of new Jersey’s Council on Compulsive Gambling, signs certificates for employees of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City N.J. who completed a training program he runs on compulsive gambling. The...

Sometimes even Warren Buffett gets it wrong

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a news conference in Iwaki city. Japan. Buffett wants Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to know that the company has...

Dow 13,000 is a big number, but it's just a number

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

File – In this Nov. 21, 1995 file photo, a New York Stock Exchange trader throws tickets into the air on the floor of the exchange as it closes, in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average closed in record territory over the milestone 5,000 mark for...

Auto town on the mend, but bailout still divides

February 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 photo, Laura Sheets, chair of the board of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, stands in the town square in Kokomo, Ind. “There’s a saying...