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Fight over ex-president marks Mexico’s oil debate

August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A mural of Mexico’s former President Lazaro Cardenas covers a wall as part of political propaganda from the PRD party in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Cardenas’ oil expropriation was the single most popular decision by a Mexican president in the 20th century, and the nationalization remains immensely popular. Cuauhtemoc Cardenas,...

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American Samoa marking cannery’s 50th anniversary

August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

File – This Oct 3, 2009 file photo shows the Starkist Samoa Co. tuna cannery in Pago Pago, American Samoa. American Samoa is celebrating the 50th birthday of a tuna cannery that Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says marked the U.S. territory’s...

Lumber dump that catches fire draws big Ore. fine

August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This April 1, 2013 photo provided by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality shows mounds of wood waste looming over the town of Pilot Rock, Ore. The agency is taking the unusual step of going after the five principals of the defunct timber company,...

NC expands psychiatry via video conferencing

August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks during a press conference on the announcement of a statewide Telepsychiatry Plan at the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine on Friday, August 16, 2013 in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/The Daily Reflector, Rhett Butler)...

Dow slips to worst week of 2013

August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Trader Jonathan Corpina, left, and specialist Michael McDonnell work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Stocks bounced back Friday from consecutive days of significant declines, with more evidence of a rebounding U.S. housing...

US builders broke ground on more homes in July

August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 9, 2013, file photo, a zero net energy home under construction is seen from the interior of another at The Preserve at Mountain Vista in New Paltz, N.Y. The Commerce Department reports the pace at which builders broke ground...

Power companies dangle free nights and weekends

August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, April 3, 2008, file photo, George Tsapoitis displays an online usage and utility screen connected to a electric smart meter in his Milton home in Milton, Canada. Some electric companies are increasingly offering customized pay...

NTSB: No engine failure in fatal UPS plane crash

August 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

National Transportation Safety Board investigators remove a black box from the the tail section of the UPS cargo plane that crashed Wednesday on approach to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 in Birmingham, Ala. The...

Dell’s 2Q earnings fall 72 pct amid PC sales slide

August 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, file photo, boxes containing Dell computers are stacked on an upper shelf of a Best Buy store in Seekonk, Mass Dell’s earnings plunged 72 percent during its 2013 fiscal second quarter as the slumping...

Paraguay’s new president woos foreign investment

August 16, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Paraguay’s new President Horacio Cartes waves from a car, center, as he leaves the Cathedral after he took office in Asuncion, Paraguay, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Cartes, 57, is a multimillionaire who built a family fortune by dominating industries from...