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Decade-long Australia mining boom turns to bust

August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, mining equipment stands idle at a depot in the Bowen Basin coal mining region southwest of the city of Mackay in Queensland state, Australia. The Australian mining boom built over a decade on Chinese hunger for energy and raw materials is turning into bust for many [&hellip...

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NTSB: Capt took command before NY landing accident

August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, July 22, 2013, file photo, a Southwest airlines plane rests on the tarmac after what officials say was a nose gear collapse during a landing at LaGuardia Airport, in New York. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday,...

Can Amazon CEO ship online savvy to Wash. Post?

August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A digital screen in the lobby of the Washington Post building shows the newspapers website, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Washington. Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Gold coins of Nevada recluse sold at auction $3.1M

August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A court official holds two 1908 $20 gold coins on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, during an auction at the Carson City, Nev., courthouse. The coins were among the more than 2,000 that were to be auctioned off from the estate of Walter Samaszko Jr., a recluse who left...

Suit: Police used excessive force in Occupy march

August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2011 file photo, a police officer uses pepper spray on Occupy Portland protestor Elizabeth Evon Nichols as she opens her mouth to shout at a police officer at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland Ore. Nichols is in court to seek...

As French idea of restaurant changes, so does law

August 6, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 16, 2013 photo, Estelle Levy shows cookies in her bakery in Paris. France, the country that gave us the words restaurant, bistro and cuisine, is changing how it eats. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere) PARIS (AP) — The country that gave us the...

Revlon to buy hair dye maker Colomer for $660M

August 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2006, file photo, Revlon cosmetics are on display in a New York pharmacy. Revlon announced Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, it is buying Colomer Group, which sells hair dye and other products to beauty salons, for about $660 million, saying...

Asian markets step back despite US service gains

August 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

An investor looks at the stock price monitor at a private securities company in Shanghai, China, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Asian stock markets sagged Monday after a disappointing U.S. jobs report sparked worries about the health of the world’s biggest...

Bezos built bookselling site into online empire

August 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2008, file photo, The Washington Post sign is seen on its building in Washington. On Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, the Washington Post announced the paper has been sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)...

Colo. school tax supporters turn in petitions

August 5, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Colorado social study teacher Ami Prichard stands with her children, twins Benji and Maddi, age 6, on a day in which she and her children helped the organization Colorado Commits to Kids deliver petitions signed by people who support placing a school-finance...