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Cleanup continues at La. explosive company

December 19, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This undated file aerial photo provided by the Louisiana State Police via The Shreveport Times shows part of the smokeless explosive powder improperly stored outside Explo Systems Inc., a munitions dismantling facility at Camp Minden at Doyline, La. Explo Systems is currently under investigation for improperly storing millions of pounds of a...

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Carferry future murky as coal ash permit expires

December 19, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 24, 2012 file photo, the Lake Michigan car ferry S.S. Badger departs Ludington, Mich., on the first voyage of the season to Manitowoc, Wis. A federal deadline passed Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 for the S.S. Badger ferryboat to stop...

Strike looms at East and Gulf Coast ports

December 19, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, a truck driver watches as a freight container, right, is lowered onto a tractor trailer truck by a container crane at the Port of Boston, in Boston. The crane and a reach stacker, left, are operated by longshoremen...

Government prepares to sell General Motors stock

December 19, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, file photo, General Motors Co. CEO Daniel Akerson sits in the driver’s seat of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro parked in front of the New York Stock Exchange following GM’s initial public offering. The U.S....

Discounts abound as stores try to salvage season

December 19, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, photo, a person passes a retail store with sale sign displayed in the window in Philadelphia. When it comes to big discounts, better late than never. This holiday shopping season, stores haven’t been offering the same big...

Changes in law aim to protect kids’ online data

December 19, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., left, and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, right, confer at the start of a meeting on the new Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, COPPA, which regulates Internet websites that collect information from...

Obama to send Congress gun proposals in January

December 19, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, about policies he will pursue following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary...

US housing starts slowed to 861K in November

December 19, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, photo, construction worker Miguel Fonseca carries lumber as he works on a house frame for a new home, in Chula Vista, Calif. U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in November after starting work in October at the fastest...

Asia stocks rise over US budget deal optimism

December 18, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

A man checks the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday, boosted by signs China’s recovery is gaining traction and hopes for a new stimulus in Japan. (AP Photo/Itsuo...

Cliff talks hit a lull with Boehner’s ‘Plan B’

December 18, 2012 • BusinessComments (0)

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, left, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., right, as they finish a news conference about the fiscal cliff negotiations after a closed-door GOP strategy session, at the...