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California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

March 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, vehicles are burned and homes are reduced to rubble in the community of Swall Meadows, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. California’s top energy official realized it flying over the normally pristine, snow-cloaked Sierra Nevada at Christmas and seeing stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze. [&hellip...

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Lawsuit could end sports leagues’ all-or-nothing TV packages

March 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 12, 2014 file photo, a television camera stands near the Toronto Blue Jays’ on deck circle during a baseball game between the Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles, in Baltimore. As major league baseball players prepare for...

Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine

March 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 photo, Georgian Mariam Matiashvili speaks at a flea market in Tbilisi, Georgia. Rising medicine costs eat up the 64-year-old woman’s meager pension of 150 lari ($68) a month, leaving her to live off selling cheap jewelry...

You can go home: Returnees to ND oil boom town here to stay

March 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2014 AND THEREAFTER – In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Erin White stands for a photo at the oil services company where she works in Watford City, N.D. Like so many teens, White thought of her high school diploma...

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

March 21, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

File – This May 10, 2013 file photo shows genetically engineered potatoes growing in rows inside a J.R. Simplot greenhouse in southwestern Idaho. Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store...

Lawsuit: Dangerous arsenic levels found in California wine

March 21, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

File – In this May 20, 2009 file photo a glass of white wine is swirled during a tasting in Oakville, Calif. More than two dozen California vintners are facing a lawsuit claiming their wines contain dangerously high levels of arsenic. The industry group...

Penn St students protest against frat over nude photo posts

March 21, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Penn State President Eric Barron takes part in a university board of trustees meeting Friday, March 20, 2015, in Hershey, Pa. Barron expressed support for students who protested on Friday as officials are investigating a campus fraternity for possible...

Simon Property raises bid for Macerich to $16.8B

March 21, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2014, file photo, shoppers look for deals inside the Flatiron Crossing Mall, a Macerich property in Broomfield, Colo. Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich 5 percent. Simon said, Friday, March...

US stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results

March 21, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 20, 2015. Stocks are moving higher in early trading as investors respond to some surprisingly strong earnings from U.S. companies. (AP...

Teachers take 1,000 apples to New York governor in protest

March 21, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Education advocates from the Finger Lakes area, from left, Theresa Patchen, Mary Daly, Joy Martin and Mike Prusinowski deliver some of the 1,000 apples that they’ve brought to Gov. Cuomo’s office to protest state education funding levels at the...