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4-day bus strike in suburbs east of Phoenix ends

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433 strike in front of the First Transit Inc., bus depot on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 in Tempe, Ariz, after hundreds of bus operators overwhelming rejected a proposed labor contract Wednesday. The strike has affected bus service on 40 routes in Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert, plus some [&hellip...

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BART labor talks continue as planned strike looms

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this file photo from Monday, July 1, 2013, striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers picket as they close the intersection of 14th & Broadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, in downtown Oakland, Calif. San Francisco Bay Area commuters braced for the possibility...

New jobs disproportionately low-pay or part-time

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This July 15, 2013 photo, people line up at the job fair in South Burlington, Vt. The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate number of the added jobs were part-time...

16-year Conn. bridge, road project in final stages

August 4, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this July 27, 2013 photo, traffic moves along southbound Interstate 95 in New Haven, Conn., after the traffic pattern was diverted from the old Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge approach, right, to the new span. Thirteen years into the $2 billion, 16-year...

Obama administration overrules Apple import ban

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 27, 2011, file photo, a salesperson at a mobile phone shop displays an Apple iPhone 4 to a customer in New Delhi. U.S. President Obama’s trade representative on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, vetoed a ban on imports of the iPhone 4 and...

Democratic governors nervous about health plan

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin gives a thumbs up after riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle to the motorcycle museum Friday, August, 2, 2013 in Milwaukee. The National Governors Association is meeting in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) MILWAUKEE (AP) —...

From soybeans to baseball, Henry has had success

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – Boston Red Sox owner John Henry stands on the field before a baseball game in Boston, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. The principal owner of the Boston Red Sox has entered into an agreement to buy The Boston Globe. The Globe says the impending...

Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 2nd day

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided by CBS shows a CBS advertisement in Times Square in New York on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas lost access to CBS programming in a fee dispute Friday, threatening their...

New jobs disproportionately low-pay or part-time

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This July 15, 2013 photo, people line up at the job fair in South Burlington, Vt. The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate number of the added jobs were part-time...

From recession’s wake, education innovation blooms

August 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, May 24, 2013 photo, student Raul Ramos goes through his online homework during a session of a massive online class in Madrid. Recent financial pressures and new technologies are opening cracks in traditional, age-old structures of higher...