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Canada: Oil train accident shows new safety rules inadequate

February 24, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2015, file photo, provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, workers fight a fire after a crude oil train derailment south of south of Timmins, Ontario. The train derailment this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada’s transport safety board...

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San Diego mayor, Chargers owner meet to talk stadium plans

February 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 file photo,The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers face off against each other during the second half of an NFL football game in San Diego. The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium...

Striking FairPoint workers ratify tentative agreement

February 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

A ballot box sits on a table before a meeting where FairPoint strikers got details before voting on a contract proposal in an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall in Augusta, Maine on Sunday Feb. 22, 2015 in Augusta. (AP Photo/Kennebec...

Michigan museum holds treasure trove of automotive history

February 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, visitors look over the private collection of automobiles during the once-a-week opening to the public at Stahls Automotive Foundation in Chesterfield Township, in Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)...

Second fight over union rights comes to Wisconsin

February 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 12, 2011 file photo, thousands of pro-labor protesters rallied at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison, Wis. Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, announced Friday. Feb. 20, 2015, that he supports a...

Some progress, but recession ‘poster city’ faces uphill road

February 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Feb. 17, 2015 photo, Rev. Allen Willoughby, left, talks with volunteer Perry Fuqua at Joe’s Java/Your Father’s Kitchen, part of the Sugartree Ministry Center, in Wilmington, Ohio. There are some positive signs these days in the town in a...

AP Exclusive: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

February 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE-This Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, shows a train derailment that sent a tanker with crude oil into the Kanawha River near Mount Carbon, W.Va. As investigators in West Virginia and Ontario pick through the wreckage from the latest pair of oil train...

Israel announces purchase of 14 more F-35 fighter jets

February 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This undated file photo provided by Northrop Grumman Corp., shows a pre-production model of a F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Israel’s defense ministry said Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, that it will purchase 14 next-generation F-35 fighter jets for...

AP-GfK Poll: Most back Obama plan to raise investment taxes

February 23, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The rich aren’t taxed enough and the middle-class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they’re too high as well. Those...

Growing fantasy legions pump up NFL combine appeal

February 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Fans watch the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As many as 12 million viewers will tune into the NFL combine at some point to watch draft prospects do...