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$12.5M firefighting building will protect BP crude oil tanks

July 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — BP will spend $12.5 million to build a new firefighting building to protect its crude oil tank farm in Hammond. The (Munster) Times reports (http://bit.ly/2aobPKT ) that the firefighting equipment storage facility will be built on the Indiana Ship Canal Turning Basin. It will house two new fire trucks, portable pumps, [&hellip...

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$45 million proposal would settle Arkansas tobacco lawsuit

July 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Attorneys for cigarette smokers and for tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris USA have agreed to a $45 million settlement of a lawsuit over the marketing of Marlboro Lights in Arkansas. The settlement was submitted to Pulaski County...

No criminal charges in probe of Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios

July 29, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — An investigation into former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s failed video game company, 38 Studios, has resulted in no criminal violations, authorities announced Friday. The yearslong investigation found “no...

What’s troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No ‘Pokemon Go’

July 29, 2016 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Thursday, July 28, 2016, file photo, fans play the highly addictive “Pokemon Go” game during a gathering in central Madrid, Spain, to play the computer game. Since debuting to wild adulation in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand this...

Texas hands Blue Bell potential $850K fine over listeria

July 29, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has fined Blue Bell Creameries for a listeria contamination last year that was linked to the death of three people, but the ice cream maker could wind up paying just a fraction of the $850,000 penalty. The agreement announced...

Railroads might have to let rivals serve their customers

July 28, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, a freight train travels south alongside Highway 99 near Livingston, Calif. Freight railroads might be forced to allow rivals to serve some customers along their tracks under a new proposed rule, announced...

Forrest Mars Jr., who shaped global candy empire, dies at 84

July 28, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated handout photo provided by Mars Inc. shows Forrest Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M’s and Snickers bars. A company spokesperson said the retired Mars...

Amazon’s already large distribution empire keeps expanding

July 28, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, file photo, Mark Oldenburg processes outgoing orders at Amazon.com’s fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash. The crux of Amazon’s $99 annual Prime loyalty program is its free two-day shipping option. Amazon continues to...

Mercedes-Benz Vans breaks ground on $500M US plant

July 27, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Prompted by growing North American demand for its vans, Mercedes-Benz Vans broke ground Wednesday on a new $500 million U.S. assembly plant in South Carolina. The site is next to an existing plant where, for the past decade,...

GoPro reports second-quarter loss

July 27, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — GoPro Inc. (GPRO) on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $91.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the San Mateo, California-based company said it had a loss of 66...