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Senate vote passes $880 million highway reform

February 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

State Sen. Kenny Alexander, D-Norfolk congratulates Sen. Frank Wagner, R-Virginia Beach on the passage of the transportation funding bill at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state Senate passed a sweeping, long-term overhaul to Virginia’s system for funding repairs and upkeep of...

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Smugglers still cashing in on Michigan can refund

February 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

A Michigan deposit is shown printed on a beverage in Detroit, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Michigan lawmakers want to crack down on can and bottle smugglers they say are scamming Michigan for undeserved recycling refunds, corrupting a generous 10-cent per...

AG’s ruling circumvented, session meltdown averted

February 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

State Senators, Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, right, Charles Colgan, D-Prince William, back to camera, Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, left, Thomas Norment, R-James City County, second from left, and John Watkins, R-Powhatan, second from right, discuss proceedings...

Polish cosmetics maker Inglot dies at 57

February 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Photo taken in Przemysl, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Wojciech Inglot, a Polish chemist and businessman who founded and ran a cosmetics company, Inglot, which grew into an international success with nearly 400 stores in 50 countries, has died. He was...

Spain anti-austerity marches attract thousands

February 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Demonstrators gather in a square near to the parliament during a protest in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Thousands of people are marching on Spain’s parliament to protest austerity measures imposed by the government. Saturday’s protest...

Big studios behind swag-fueled Oscar push

February 23, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

This Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo shows people having lunch beneath Oscar posters at Kate Mantilini restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 85th Academy Awards are held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giant...

Bills reflect Calif. Democrats’ ambitious agenda

February 23, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE — In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown, center, gives his State of the State Address, flanked by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, right, at the Capitol in...

Medicaid issue stalls Senate roads reform vote

February 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources William Hazel, left, talks with, from left, House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, Sen. Janet D. Howell, D-Fairfax, and House Appropriations committee chief of staff Robert Vaughn, outside...

Senate adjourns without voting on highways bill

February 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Del. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, gestures as he talks about the conference committee report on the transportation funding bill on the floor of the House at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. The House passed the bill. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)...

Judge rejects case challenging Seattle arena deal

February 22, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Jason Reid, right, a longtime Seattle SuperSonics fan, hugs another supporter after a hearing in King County Superior Court on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Seattle. A state judge rejected a lawsuit aimed at undoing a deal to build a new professional basketball...