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Pivotal votes on Colo. gun-control measures

March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Colorado State Senator Steve King speaks at the podium during a debate period on a day of voting on gun control bills before the Colorado Legislature, at the State Capitol, in Denver, Friday March 8, 2013. Colorado Democrats are on the cusp of advancing gun-control proposals Friday in a state balancing a history of heartbreaking [&hellip...

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Utah moves to tax e-cigarettes like regular smokes

March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, gives an interview in the background while a candy jar filled with cigarettes and candy sit on a podium following a news conference Wednesday, Rep. March 6, 20013, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Ray wants to make...

Delta Air Lines CEO opposes TSA policy on knives

March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2010 file photo, TSA officer Robert Howard signals an airline passenger forward at a security check-point at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance...

Job gains cut unemployment to 7.7 pct., 4-year low

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

In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 photo, Sayed Mouawad, right, of Providence, R.I., gestures while speaking to a company representative during a job fair in Boston. U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate...

Stocks gain for sixth day on strong jobs growth

March 8, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Specialist John McNierney, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, March 8, 2013. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the government reported a burst of hiring last month that sent the unemployment rate to a four-year low....

Spanish troupe offers flamenco in all its facets

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated publicity image released by Helene Davis PR shows Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia during a performance. The troupe is performing through March 9 at New York City Center. (AP Photo/Helene Davis PR, Miguel Angel Gonzalez) NEW YORK (AP) — In dance,...

Wisconsin Assembly passes sweeping mining bill

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Democratic state Rep. Janet Bewly, of Ashland, speaks out against a Republican-backed bill being debated in the Assembly that would ease opening an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin near Lake Superior on Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Madison, Wis. Assembly...

Colo. panel delays vote on cow tail cutting bill

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A dairy cow, with a tail, feeds on hay at Johnson’s Acres Dairy Farm near Brighton, Colo., on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The Colorado Legislature is working on a bill that would make it illegal to cut off tails on dairy cows. The snow capped Rocky...

State Senate OKs money for gun-seizure program

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, urged lawmakers to approve his measure authorizing more money for a California program that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2013. With...

Obama presses on with GOP charm offensive

March 7, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, right, arrives at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2013. President Barack Obama is having a private lunch with Van Hollen and committee chairman...