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Trump expected to name lawyer Lighthizer as top trade rep

January 2, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate lawyer Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative, a transition official said Monday night, filling in one of the final pieces in the new administration’s senior team. Lighthizer, who served as deputy USTR under President Ronald Reagan, would play a key role in Trump’s...

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Animation, sequels and superheroes propel box office record

December 31, 2016 • Business, Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

This undated image released by Disney shows the character Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, in a scene from the animated movie “Finding Dory.” This movie about a forgetful fish, “Captain America: Civil War,” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars...

Long gas lines, price hike mar holiday season in Mexico

December 31, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

A taxi driver fills containers in his trunk with gasoline after waiting for hours at a fuel station in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, late Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Most of the city’s fill-up stations were closed on Friday night because they were out of gas, and...

F. Ross Johnson, former CEO of RJR Nabisco, dies at 85

December 31, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — F. Ross Johnson, the former RJR Nabisco CEO depicted as the epitome of corporate greed in the best-selling book and movie “Barbarians at the Gate,” has died. He was 85. The Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center in...

Federal regulators weigh in on proposed natural gas pipeline

December 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have adverse environmental impacts, but most could be avoided, minimized or mitigated, according to an analysis released Friday by federal...

Business exec was pilot of plane that vanished with 6 aboard

December 30, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Capt. Michael Mullen of the U.S. Coast Guard answers questions during a news conference at Burke Lakefront Airport, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Cleveland. The U.S. Coast Guard says there’s been no sign of debris or those aboard a plane that took off from...

Energy companies and banks led rally on S&P 500 in 2016

December 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, an attendant at a Shell gas station pumps gas for a motorist in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. Energy companies and banks led the rally on the S&P 500 in 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) NEW YORK (AP) — In 2016,...

US considers mining limits in West to save sage grouse

December 29, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. The Obama administration will release five possible plans Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, for limiting mining on...

US Steel: Keetac steelworkers to return to work in Minnesota

December 29, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

KEEWATIN, Minn. (AP) — Idled workers soon will be returning to their jobs at the Keetac taconite plant on northern Minnesota’s Iron Range. U.S. Steel announced Thursday that the company has reached agreements to supply iron ore pellets to third-party...

Pay to rise for millions as 19 states increase minimum wage

December 29, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this April 4, 2016 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a law that will gradually raise New York’s minimum wage to $15, at the Javits Convention Center, in New York. New York joins 18 other states by raising its minimum wage in 2017. (AP...