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Crippled cruise ship slowly makes its way to land

February 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Passengers congregate on an upper deck of the disabled Carnival Lines cruise ship Triumph as it is towed to harbor off Mobile Bay, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine room fire. [&hellip...

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California legislator wants condoms on porn actors

February 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Darren James, former adult performer who contracted HIV while performing in the industry, middle, praises Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Los Angeles, right, for introducing legislation that will expand on a local Measure B approved by Los Angeles voters last...

Detroit, new nonprofit partner to fight blight

February 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A view down Pierce Street, where a part of a large area of recently demolished buildings and bulldozed land is shown on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Detroit. Detroit is partnering with a new nonprofit group to step up the city’s efforts to tear down blighted...

Miss America returning to roots in Atlantic City

February 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno rests a Miss America crown that was given to her by the Miss America Organization, on her lap as she applauds at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, after announcing that the Miss...

As others pull back, Vegas amps up gun promotions

February 14, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Tanya Morris, right, poses for a photo with her shot-up target after getting married at the Guns and Ammo Garage, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is embracing tourists’ newfound interest in big guns the only way it knows how: by going...

Facebook CEO’s sis Randi Zuckerberg has book deal

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 15, 2012 file photo shows Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, at the New York Stock Exchange. HarperCollins announced Wednesday that Randi Zuckerberg plans a memoir and a children’s book. The social media...

Carnival cancels 12 more cruises on troubled ship

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard on Feb. 11, 2013, a small boat belonging to the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 11, 2013. The Carnival Triumph has been floating aimlessly...

Japan’s economy shrinks in 4Q, stays in recession

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2013 file photo, a man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo. Japan’s economy remained mired in recession late last year, shrinking 0.4 percent in annualized terms for the third straight...

AP Sources: American Airlines, US Airways to merge

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, a US Airways jet taxis past an American Airlines jet parked at the gate at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The merger of US Airways and American Airlines has given birth to a mega airline with more...

Venezuela devalues currency amid dollar shortage

February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2007 file photo, a woman looks at oversized versions of the new Venezuelan currency, coined the ‘Strong Bolivar’ in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela’s government announced Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, that it is devaluing...