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US jobless claims at 6-year low, but hiring lags

August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 31, 2013, file photo, Americorps volunteer John Harris III, who is helping to coordinate a jobs fair program, fill up some documents for job seekers in Washington. The Labor Department reports on the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits for the first week of August, on Thursday, [&hellip...

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Retailers see slow start to back-to-school season

August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this July 31, 2013, photo, school uniforms by Izod are displayed at JC Penney in New York. Shoppers, worried about their finances, showed they were more interested in buying discounted summer merchandise in July than in picking up new fall clothing for...

Surging mining stocks end a slump on Wall Street

August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE -In this July 29, 2013, file photo, Trader John Santiago works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Solid Chinese trade data underpinned most global stock markets Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 though Japanese shares underperformed for the second day...

Charlie Rose adding 4th TV show to his workload

August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Charlie Rose, host of “Charlie Rose: The Week,” addresses reporters during the PBS Summer 2013 TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) BEVERLY HILLS,...

Inferno roars through E. Africa’s largest airport

August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Firefighters and airport officials view the damage caused by a fire at the international arrivals area of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. A massive fire destroyed the arrivals hall at Kenya’s main...

Japan gov’t to help stop radioactive water leaks

August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 24, 2011 aerial photo taken by small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE, the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From top to bottom, Unit 1 through...

Group: Apps not effective tool for teaching babies

August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Leticia Barr, a former schoolteacher who runs the website Tech Savy Mama, is shown during an interview in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, where she weighed in on a controversy brewing over the use of technology to educate young babies. Smartphones...

Botulism scare shows NZ reliance on dairy monopoly

August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

IN this Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 photo, Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings gestures as he speaks to the media during a press conference in Auckland , New Zealand. The company, dairy giant Fonterra, on Saturday announced that the unsanitary pipes had...

Maine firm in Quebec tragedy files for bankruptcy

August 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013 file photo, workers stand before mangled tanker cars at the crash site of a train derailment and fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that happened on July 6. Montreal, Maine and Atlantic, the Maine-based railroad whose...

Family insurance in jeopardy at small companies

August 8, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this July 23, 2013 photo, Mike Shoop, owner of a debt collection agency, sits for a portrait inside his office at Professional Finance Company, in Greeley, Colo. Shoop says his company may have to cut back on coverage for employees if they can’t afford...